— Imām Ibn Jawzī, in:
The twelve months of the year are like the twelve sons of Prophet Yaʿqūb. And just as Prophet Yūsuf was the most beloved to Yaʿqūb, the month of Ramaḍān is the most beloved to Allāh.
And just as Allāh forgave the eleven brothers by the duʿāʾ of one; Yūsuf, He can forgive your eleven months of sins by your duʿāʾ in Ramaḍān.
Not a single word of disagreement
After the death of his wife Umm Sâlih, Imâm Ahmad – Allâh have mercy on them, used to praise her. He once said:
“In the thirty years she was with me, we never had a single word of disagreement.”
Maulana Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi. (via will-not-give—up)
ajeebinsaan “Call on me, I will answer you.” (40:60)
Remember last night?
All night a man called “Allah” until his lips were bleeding. Then the devil sad, “How come you’ve been calling Allah all night, and never heard Allah say “Here, I am!”? The man suddenly felt abandoned. Depressed he fell asleep. In a dream, he met Abraham who asked him, “Why are you regretting praying to Allah?” The man said, “I called and called, but Allah never replied.” Abraham then explained, Allah has said: “your calling my name is My reply. Your longing for Me is My message to you. All my attempts to reach you are reflected in your attempts to reach me.” In the silence surrounding every call of “Allah”, waits a thousand replies of “Here I am.
In Islam, it’s said that we are a soul encapsulated in a body. That soul, before it’s placed in a body, exists (idk in what dimension or where, somewhere near God I suppose) amongst many other souls. There are cohorts of souls that exist together. God puts a soul in…
Disclaimer: Not all guys, but a lot of them.(via glass-cases)
What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little sex, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy. That makes those women human beings, who have flaws, and emotional weak spots. However, deciding that any behavior that he does not like must be insane– well, that does make a man a jerk.
And when men do this on a regular basis, remember that, if you are a woman, you are not the exception. You are not so cool and fabulous and levelheaded that they will totally get where you are coming from when you show emotions other than “pleasant agreement.”
When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general.