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It’s okay

“It’s okay to feel sad, anxious, lonely, frustrated, and confused.

Feeling these emotions doesn’t make you less of a believer.

The difference between the believer and non-believer is that the believer remains patient and turns to Allah for help.”

– Wael Abdelgawad

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Fighting monsters

Be careful when fighting monsters – lest you become one of them.

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The rest is clay.

You don’t have a soul.

You are a soul.

You have a body.

~ C.S. Lewis

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“Trials are a wake-up call for the forgetful ones, a means of achieving reward for the patient ones, and a reminder of blessings for everyone.”
[Al-asan b. Sahl]

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“The planning of The Almighty (Allaah) is better for you than your own planning, and He could deprive you from what you ask to test your patience. So let Him see from you a determined patience and you will soon see from Him what will give you joy. And when you have cleaned the paths of answering (of supplication) from the stains of sin [i.e have repented] and were patient about what He has chosen for you, then everything that happens to you is better for you whether you were given or deprived of what you have requested.”

[Imaam ibn Al-Jawzee]

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Al-Junayd said, I heard As-Sarree As-Saqatee say:

كل يوم قد مضى لا تجده ٭ فإذا كنت به فامتجد

“Every day that has passed by, you will not find anymore

So if you are upon one (now, i.e., another day), then treat it greatly.”

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‘How many calamities have there been which were so severe and impossible to remove… yet within less than a single moment, they were lifted.

~ Ibn Hibban

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