admin on September 26th, 2011

Based on a mixture of advices I got from very near and dear people, my hands hit the keyboard and this is what appeared: I asked him ‘What are the secrets to my heart’ He said, ‘guard it with all your might protect it from evil, protect it from sin remember nothings from you, its [...]

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admin on July 21st, 2011

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. – Sh. Reda Bedeir

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admin on July 17th, 2011

“Ibn Al Qayyim said that there are some sins that can only be removed through depression. You can numb the souls anguish…you can busy yourself..but you cannot remove the anguish of the soul without going through the correct means. People try to escape from reality. All they are trying to do is numb the pain [...]

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admin on May 22nd, 2011

Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, was serving as the judge of Damascus. One day, he witnessed some people cursing a person who had committed a sin. He asked them: What would you do if you saw a man who had fallen in a well? They said: We would use a rope to [...]

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admin on May 9th, 2011

“All I seem to do is argue with myself” “That’s just your ego, trying to make sure it stays in charge. This is what your ego does. It keeps you feeling separate, keeps you with a sense of duality, tries to convince you that you’re flawed and broken and alone instead of whole.” “But how [...]

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admin on April 4th, 2011

Sometimes we find ourselves at the bottom of mountains: a mountain of sins that need to be corrected; a mountain of things that need to be achieved; or even a mountain of self-refinement that needs to occur. At first, we may attempt to jump over the mega-mountains of life, but this only causes us to [...]

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admin on April 1st, 2011

Via Marya Bangee <3

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admin on March 15th, 2011

MuslimMatters.org || By: Yahya Ibrahim How Clean is Your Heart? Recently, a Muslim sister sent me an email about an incident that “traumatised” her. She came to attend one of my talks and was greeted with “smug faces.” She continues that she is not overly devout, does not wear a scarf but prays as much [...]

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admin on March 1st, 2011

[Via Yasmin Mogahed] أللهم إليك أشكو ضعف قوتي ، وقلة حيلتي ، وهواني على الناس ، أرحم الراحمين ، أنت أرحم الراحمين ، إلى من تكلني ، إلى عدو يتجهمني ، أو إلى قريب ملكته أمري ، إن لم تكن غضبان علي فلا أبالي ، غير أن عافيتك أوسع لي ، أعوذ بنور وجهك الذي [...]

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admin on February 28th, 2011

At an exceptionally good ussra session (spiritual gathering of very close sisters) we found ourselves deep in conversation talking about self worth and emotional attachments–with a hint of emotional roller coasters. The overall message was clear. Every day we live life going through unneeded emotions that keep us high strung and serve as a barrier [...]

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