Friday, 29 November 2013
There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words, and still not understand you. And there are others who will understand--even without you speaking a word.
When two hearts are connected, the pain that begins in one heart, ends up in the other.
It is a relationship which says , "I exist because WE exist" ..
The pain felt in one heart reaches the other heart faster than anything. And it is not only reached but deeply understood.
But of its not connected, the pain that one heart felt end up with endless pain that the other heart will never understand..
"In the midst of hate, I found there was in me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was within me, an invincible calm. I realized that throughout it all, that...In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better, pushing right back."
Even in the saddest parts of me , I found that I could smile. Even in my deepest despair , I found that I was still hoping ..!!
Don't let their cold take away your warmth. It's not about them. It's about you and Him.
Don't let this world dry your tears. Because your tears are sacred. They are the sign of a pure heart. Don't let this world harden your heart. It is only made for Him.
Sunday, 24 November 2013
"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain."
"Fierce, like a lion," the poet says. You're a fighter, my dear. The most important kind of fighter. You are fighting for the life of your heart.
It's tragic that those who put up with the most from us, are often also the ones we take most for granted.
You will meet all sorts of people in your life. The ones that treat you right, beautifying it. But the ones that don't, also beautify it because they make you better appreciate the ones that do.
Sometimes the ones that are there for us most, are the one's we take for granted.
If you are the type of person who says whatever comes to your mind without thinking be certain that you are leaving a trail of broken hearts. Take a few minutes to contemplate your words and consider how it will affect others. By doing this simple act you will save others from a lot of hardship & protect your reputation
The people that are so quick to walk away are the ones that never intended to stay.
Life is a miracle, stop focusing on the negative, instead focus on the flower inside that blooms with self love.
As we grow older, we start to realize what we need and what we need to leave behind.
Never force someone to make a space in their life for you, because if they know your worth, they will surely create one for you.
Sometimes the person who's always there for someone, needs someone to be there for them.
Saturday, 23 November 2013
How are we to save the HUMANITY from the strings of cruelty and deepening peril, if we do not know how to treat a HUMAN HEART that we come across in our yesterdays, today and tomorrows?
Sunday, 17 November 2013
“Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.”—
Here's a spiritual exercise, a way to turn theory into practice: Think of a person in need. Then wake up tonight, a little before fajr (dawn) prayer, and make sincere, intense duaa (supplication) for that person or persons. You will help them and yourself immensely because that is the time when Allah comes to the nearest heaven and looks for people calling on Him! And when you make duaa for another person, an angel says "ameen, and for you the same."
We are often a people of quantity. But we forget that Allah also looks at quality. For example, a single good deed can be multiplied and magnified on the scales, due to the intention and state of heart behind it. "To save one life is like saving all of humanity." (Quran 5:32)
So while we cannot help every person we see in need, if we can help even one person, with a full heart, and not expecting anything in return from them, it could be as if we helped all of humanity.
When you sense that someone needs help, help them, without expecting anything in return. Allah is the One who made you feel that person's need.
Sometimes the quietest people have the loudest hearts.
Hearts that feel a lot are unable to express their feelings with mere words. Words are not enough for such people. They adopt the pace of nature : Silence.
Quiet doesn't mean they have nothing to say, but sometimes there's just too lot to say at a time that silence is the best way of answer the packed in the heart.
The danger of trying to judge the inside of a situation, from the outside, is that you're almost always wrong.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Hearts are beautiful--not accomplishments. Only the beauty of the heart can infuse beauty into a result.
"How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being; otherwise, we all remain too frightened."--Hafiz
I tell you to keep going, not because it's easy. Not because it doesn't hurt. I tell you to keep going because there's no other way. To stop is to die. Life is in motion. In growth. In change. Life is in seeking and in finding. Life is in redemption. Each moment is a new birth. A new chance to come back, to get it right.
A new chance to make it better.
Friday, 8 November 2013
Some have been hurt so much, they no longer feel hurt - subhanAllah.
For example think of the people of Palestine, they've been hurt so much - that they no longer feel pain, for most part. It becomes a means of rejuvenation. How many people come from broken homes, or homes full of arguments, where they learn to live - the pain becomes part of their lives, that they begin to live with it.
It is a mental state, a sad mental state - but it becomes part of someones life due to the pain. A coping mechanism, where really, they turn to Allah (subhanahu wa ta 'ala) instea
To slap someone hard and expect them to listen - doesn't make sense. Thus we learn refutation is not the way of the Prophets (as). Rather they called to the truth beautifully, with wisdom - and even if others disagreed, they respected their teaching methods.
Sometimes it’s easier to shut down, just so you can move forward. And at times it’s the only way to succeed, watering it consistently with the remembrance of Allah (swt) to ensure you’re kept sane. Caring enough so you heart remains alive, but ceasing to care to an extent - so you can still excel, regardless of the criticism which comes your way.
A woman is like a pearl hidden away in a shell deep into the ocean. If you want to truly understand her, you have to be willing to dive deep into the roaring sea, passing by the sharks (stereotypes), poisonous plants (other people’s standards) and then open the shell slowly but surely (with patience and persistence). If you’re willing to dive, make time, for His sake then you’ll be able to fully appreciate her beauty and in turn His Might.
Tiny pebbles become huge mountains, breaking beautiful hearts in the process - due to bad manners. Whether it's bad language, a lack of care or a bad attitude.
But here's the thing, huge mountains can be broken. They can return to their smooth state and in turn, beautiful hearts can appreciate their delicacy.
I saw him every day, sitting there in the cold. He was like many in the UK, homeless, left there to the cold. Generally I would walk by, feel guilty and make du'a to Allah to ease their pain. Today was different though, today I stopped, I handed something to him, it was little, nothing to brag about.
He stopped, looked up and made my day, like I had made his day. He made a prayer for me, it wasn't the prayer which touched my heart, it was his deep appreciation that someone actually cared. Now I look for him every day, hoping to be that person once again insha Allah.
We have people around us, just waiting to be cared about. To be listened too. We have individuals yearning for that special friend, some intense care. Either we can walk past all these opportunities in our life, or we can extend a helping hand and receive a great return. We must depend on the One above alone, and when we do, we're strong enough to help those around.
May Allah (subhanahu wa ta 'ala) make us of those who give and give, hoping for a Great Return from Him. Aameen.
So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know who you are in your heart and what’s true to you. What matters to you. You don’t have to be perfect, or cool, or meet their trends to impress and inspire them. Rather, let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections and if they walk away then Allah (subhanahu wa ta 'ala) will bless you with friends who appreciate you for who you are and it'll be like they make up for all the lonely moments in the past chasing after individuals who never understood you to begin with - as long you sincere and care about who you are. Allah knows.
Those who misunderstand you aren't always your enemies - they just don't know how to deal with your imperfections.
"As I look at my arms I notice they’re smooth, scar less. Then I look to my heart and deep within I notice the slits. The scars. And I wonder, where did it go wrong? Then I look around me, finally now, years later I’ve finally understand the reason behind the tests. The reason why I held on, even though they caused me despair. I didn’t give up then and now, I see the goodness of my care.
Your scars are signs you survived the tests. They have made you stronger. They have made you bolder. Personally, through them I understand, without Allah (subhanahu wa ta ‘ala) who is there worthy of my dependence? Who hears my cries, when Shaytan tells me my dreams are a lie? Truly Allah, Al-Qawiy (The Most Strong) is stronger than any test which causes me despair.
Because sometimes the best thing to do is… to soldier on!
We all respect maturity, but what is it? Maturity for some is assertiveness and for others is intelligence. But for some it's understanding another's situation when they hurt or harm you, rather than hitting and hurting them back.
I find loyalty so beautiful - when you meet people who will love you for who you are, accept you regardless of your imperfections - feel your pain and make it theirs. They are a few - but for me, I wish they never leave.
We look at the gems in our hands and see them as soil, dark and dry due to the sun. Whereas, those oversees embrace the soil, add water and nurture them until become diamonds. If only we embraced the soil like those who had nothing, cherishing them with a smile.
It's hard to hate someone if you're willing to understand them - the sad part is not many people are willing to step into their shoes and appreciate why it went wrong. If only we did, we'd be happier and so would they.
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Have you ever noticed that Rolls Royce and Bentley don't have commercials?
Reason: they know the value of their product brings customers to them.
Lesson: when you know your value you don't have to beg people to like you, or to be your mate, or to spend time with you, or to love you. Be confident in who you are. Everyone can't afford the luxury of your friendship.
Friday, 1 November 2013
We live in a society that looks down upon sensitivity, equating it with weakness. As a result, those blessed with natural sensitivity spend their lives apologizing for it and feeling like there's something wrong with them. But I can assure you, being sensitive does not mean you're weak. Some of the strongest people in our history have also been among the most sensitive. The greatest example, of course, being our beloved Prophet, peace be upon him.
"Do you love me enough that I may be weak with you? Everyone loves strength, but do you love me for my weakness? That is the real test."