Culture and religion are two very different things. Just because something is permissible in your culture doesn’t mean its automatically permissible in Islam. (via islamicrays)
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There are always some changes to be made in life. Some changes for the better and some, unfortunately, for the worst. However you never know two things. You never know whether the change you make will be beneficial or not - until you go ahead and make the change. You also may never know when to…

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You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

And, this is how you keep her.

Junot DiazThis is How you Lose Her (via hai-junoon)

(Source: emaaanc, via xotillweoverdose-x)

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I am learning
to love myself
It took me years
and heart break
to realize
I am all I have. Michelle K., All I Have.  (via rhymez)

(via xotillweoverdose-x)

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Saidpur village, Islamabad
A man asked ash-Shafi’i, “O Abu ‘Abdillah! Which is better for a person, to gain power or to be afflicted?” So ash-Shafi’i said, “One will not gain power until he is afflicted. For indeed Allah afflicted Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa, ‘Isa and Muhammad, may the salawat of Allah and salam be upon them all. So when they were patient, they gained power, so let not anyone think at all that he is free from pain.”  [Madarij as-Salikin by Ibn al-Qayyim 2/283] (via islamicrays)
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