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Jul 22, 2014 / 60 notes
1. Being able to say “I’m sorry” is a skill, and one that not a lot of people possess. Hone that skill. Apologizing shouldn’t be followed by “but here’s why I did it” or “and then you did this”. An apology is you taking responsibility for hurting someone else, not a notch on a scorecard in some bizarro battle of “Who’s Right?”
Jul 22, 2014 / 1,680 notes
Jul 22, 2014 / 4,077 notes

3lm19:

muslims are persecuted relentlessly in every corner of the globe. 

Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten up everyone’s life, but why not be the moon, to brighten in the darkest hour.
Jul 22, 2014 / 84,662 notes
It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to
use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
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Jul 22, 2014 / 2,199 notes
productivemuslim:

5 Practical Tips to Help the Ummah Today
 
1. Make dua to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)
Dua is the believer’s strongest weapon. As we are in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, let us all make the most of seeking to attain the Night of Power and unite in dua for the Ummah who are struggling in conflict areas. Pray for your brothers and sisters like you pray for yourself, even harder. Try to imagine what they are going through and sincerely ask Allah to help them & grant them victory.
 
2. Don’t get angry. Educate instead.
Ranting & swearing on social media is unproductive. Remember, we the Ummah must come forward with a united front that speaks firmly and clearly about the situation our brothers and sisters who are being suppressed are going through. Help our non-Muslim neighbours and colleagues understand the real situation by sharing educational articles or videos that show the truth in a clear way. Avoid spreading anger, racism or hate that only backfire on us as Muslims.
 
3. Donate & organise fundraisers
Let’s do what we can to help raise money for the Ummah in need. Check in with your local organisation on how you can help with fundraisers, or initiate a fundraiser with your own circle of family and friends. There are many ways to get creative, from having an iftar fundraiser to baking and selling cookies to raise funds, or even doing household chores for the neighbours in exchange for payment that will be donated to charity.
 
4. Sign petitions or attend peaceful protests
It may seem like a digital signature on a petition or another protesting face on the streets can’t do much to change the situation, but we never know what change we can create unless we try. We must do whatever is in our power to stand up for justice, for Allah SWT has commanded us to do so.
 
5. Don’t give up hope
This is the most important. If we lose hope, then we’ve lost faith. If we lose faith, then we’ve lost everything. Remember the many times Allah SWT brought victory to Muslims even when the odds were seemingly against us — such as the Battle of Badr — and let that fill your heart with hope.
 
So let’s take whatever action we can with sincerity, humility and hope — no matter how insignificant it may seem and may Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) bless us to see the light of victory very very soon inshaAllah.
 

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Jul 22, 2014 / 90 notes

productivemuslim:

5 Practical Tips to Help the Ummah Today

 

1. Make dua to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)

Dua is the believer’s strongest weapon. As we are in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, let us all make the most of seeking to attain the Night of Power and unite in dua for the Ummah who are struggling in conflict areas. Pray for your brothers and sisters like you pray for yourself, even harder. Try to imagine what they are going through and sincerely ask Allah to help them & grant them victory.

 

2. Don’t get angry. Educate instead.

Ranting & swearing on social media is unproductive. Remember, we the Ummah must come forward with a united front that speaks firmly and clearly about the situation our brothers and sisters who are being suppressed are going through. Help our non-Muslim neighbours and colleagues understand the real situation by sharing educational articles or videos that show the truth in a clear way. Avoid spreading anger, racism or hate that only backfire on us as Muslims.

 

3. Donate & organise fundraisers

Let’s do what we can to help raise money for the Ummah in need. Check in with your local organisation on how you can help with fundraisers, or initiate a fundraiser with your own circle of family and friends. There are many ways to get creative, from having an iftar fundraiser to baking and selling cookies to raise funds, or even doing household chores for the neighbours in exchange for payment that will be donated to charity.

 

4. Sign petitions or attend peaceful protests

It may seem like a digital signature on a petition or another protesting face on the streets can’t do much to change the situation, but we never know what change we can create unless we try. We must do whatever is in our power to stand up for justice, for Allah SWT has commanded us to do so.

 

5. Don’t give up hope

This is the most important. If we lose hope, then we’ve lost faith. If we lose faith, then we’ve lost everything. Remember the many times Allah SWT brought victory to Muslims even when the odds were seemingly against us — such as the Battle of Badr — and let that fill your heart with hope.

 

So let’s take whatever action we can with sincerity, humility and hope — no matter how insignificant it may seem and may Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) bless us to see the light of victory very very soon inshaAllah.

 

[Taken from Productive Muslim’s newsletter. Sign up here: http://productivemuslim.com/newsletter/]

Don’t worry about what’s in Jannah, but worry how to get there.
Mufti Ismail Menk (via islamicrays)

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Jul 22, 2014 / 332 notes
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa (via wordsnquotes)

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Jul 21, 2014 / 307 notes
Jul 21, 2014 / 5,629 notes

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voldemo:

I dont understand why, for a girl to be considered badass and strong in movies and books, she has to be tomboyish, not wear makeup and not like girly things?

Girls should be allowed to put on lipstick and flowery dresses then conquer the world by crushing the necks of their enemies under their 6 inch heels

Y’all need Buffy.

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elanmagazine:

Lama Younis: Rethinking psychology and personal empowerment in the Middle East

“I’m not a fashion designer, a blogger or a baker. I’m a criminologist, forensic psychologist and trauma therapist.”
As a children’s rights activist and the first Saudi female forensic psychologist and criminologist in the Middle East, Lama Younis is a shining example for women across the region to empower themselves and pursue their own dreams and destinies.
In December 2013, Younis established the Hissah Enrichment Center in Dubai – named on honor of her mother – that aims to enrich interpersonal, life skills, develop personal empowerment, and address and improve numerous psychological issues facing adults, youth and children.

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Jul 21, 2014 / 212 notes

elanmagazine:

Lama Younis: Rethinking psychology and personal empowerment in the Middle East

“I’m not a fashion designer, a blogger or a baker. I’m a criminologist, forensic psychologist and trauma therapist.”

As a children’s rights activist and the first Saudi female forensic psychologist and criminologist in the Middle East, Lama Younis is a shining example for women across the region to empower themselves and pursue their own dreams and destinies.

In December 2013, Younis established the Hissah Enrichment Center in Dubai – named on honor of her mother – that aims to enrich interpersonal, life skills, develop personal empowerment, and address and improve numerous psychological issues facing adults, youth and children.

Read more | Follow Elan Magazine 

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Jul 20, 2014 / 26 notes
Jul 20, 2014 / 232 notes

Dua when you’re stressed, worried, scared.

oriental-sunrise:

Allahumma inni a’udhubika minal hammi wal hazan, wal ‘ajzi wal kasal, wal bukhli wal jubn, wa dhala’id-dayni wa ghalabatir rijaal.

{O Allah! I seek refuge in You from grief and sadness,
from weakness and from laziness, 
from miserliness and from cowardice, 
from being overcome by debt and from being overpowered by men(other people)}

Sahih al-Bukhari 7:158

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Your heart decides where your mind will focus. Your heart decides what your mind is motivated to do. Your mind will be exhausted in what you desire. In other words, your heart picks a direction and then your mind follows.
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Jul 20, 2014 / 179 notes
Jul 20, 2014 / 59 notes
Truly, Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.
Quran 13:11 (via sweetchiliniqabae)

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Jul 20, 2014 / 72 notes