I’ve felt my heart in my hands, trying to hand itself to you, I’ve felt it being thrown to the ground, by those I dared to love. I’ve felt it in my throat, threatening to leave my mouth dressed as words. I’ve felt it on my skin, parading as lust. In fact, I’ve…
“When I hear Fairuz singing, I imagine that she’s calling you, so I call you with her. And when I hear Oum Kalthoum singing, I imagine her crying you, so I cry you with her. As if some voices, sir, are telling our story.”—
I’ve felt my heart in my hands, trying to hand itself to you, I’ve felt it being thrown to the ground, by those I dared to love. I’ve felt it in my throat, threatening to leave my mouth dressed as words. I’ve felt it on my skin, parading as lust. In fact, I’ve felt it everywhere, everywhere, but in it’s place. It needs to come home.
1:Close your eyes and think of five things that make you smile when you think about them. What are they?
2:If your house was on fire and you had sixty seconds to leave, what would you take with you?
3:When you're alone in the middle of the night and you can't quite get to sleep, what do you think about? "Going to sleep" doesn't count.
4:What is love to you?
5:What is the opposite of love?
6:Is it possible to love someone if you don't love yourself?
7:Do you believe mutual attraction based on mutual hatred is possible?
8:Is it better to have something amazing and lose it or to never have had it to begin with?
9:Do you focus more on the past, the present, or the future?
10:Do you judge people for what they wear or how they express themselves?
11:Do you believe in individuals over generalisations?
12:When you're very scared or worried, what do you think about or do to help you feel better?
13:How do you feel about what happens after death?
14:Would you rather live a hedonistic life full of good things that make you feel good even if they're bad for you, or a healthy life centered around treating your body like a sacred temple and watching your health as closely as possible? Or do you not care either way?
15:Do you think you can tell a lot about a person from the way they express themselves or answer questions like these?
16:Do you have any special or magical memories you'll always have with you?
17:How would you define yourself, without saying your name or giving a physical description of yourself or your obvious personality?
18:When do you feel truly at peace?
19:Do you like having your worldview or opinions challenged or questioned?
20:Do you believe happiness can exist without sadness?
21:Is there a reason for existence?
22:Do you think the world existed before you did?
23:Do you believe people need breaks from each other, even if they're deeply in love?
24:What do you find most beautiful in people?
25:Do you take questions like these literally or pick up on what they really mean?
lmaooooo that was too funny, I'm glad i could be a lil jester and humiliate myself publicly :) since i have no shame or ego, the smiles of people are so worth it :) next time you feel or think guys are irrelevant, or stupid, just tag me. I'll show you how stupid we really are lmao I got you bro
(pt 2 i'm not done with you here) that is the dream. I hope we can yell at irrelevant boys together and remind them to stay in their lane, which is very far away from us. our lane is together. we have one lane. you don't have a choice in this.
This is the best love letter I have ever received.
lmao a draft i left in my mailbox senior year lolol
I’m very worried Mr. Parsan, I can’t sleep. Is there anything I can give you? My doctors notes stating when I broke my nose around April? Or the doctors note stating when I tore my ankles ligaments? The prescription pain killers? Can I show you my work? Can I do anything right now? Please, I’m sorry for not noticing this earlier, I had no idea these were all missing. Please get back to me as soon as possible, I need to graduate.
I just pray that the casualties of war, don’t bring more n more hate towards the other n cause superiority in human life from one side to the other, since both Zionist blood n Palestinian blood is equal.
cause after every death there will always be a need for revenge, n hatred towards the other and in my point of view that’s the real conflict, not forgiving a soldier for killing your child, n instead resolving the pain by killing the soldiers child
God willingly, the minds of both sides don’t worsen n the true decade old hatred doesn’t worsen, but instead people realize it’s not a fight about land or military size,
it’s a test to see if the oppressors have the ability to see themselves for who they are so they can eradicate the hate and superiority within their minds and it’s a test for the oppressed to be able to eradicate any hatred and superiority that lies within their hearts after they’ve become a “#casualtyOfWar” or after the oppressors have put that hatred there.
Doesn’t matter which side you view to be oppressed or the oppressor. But the truth lies in the numbers n deaths n the ideas that each group of ppl spread. Since wars would never exist if superiority n hate never existed.
The first vid is gruesome, don’t watch it if you can’t handle the stuff but it leads to the second video, I hope u understand what I’m saying and don’t misinterpret it.
“Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.”—Emery Allen (via ranjhana)
Unless u start responding to one of my many messages thru social media n via text then you could be friends for as long as you choose
It really sucks when you’re the person who puts all his friends back together again, but when you’re fucked up n broken, n left with doubt, pain, n no motivation for integrity, you have no one, but a book and knowledge, which you wish to never open since the devil has given you a million reasons to not search for peace n one reason to follow your desire to excuse yourself as expiation for the pain, cause if everyone fucks around and does what they want, then why shouldn’t you, don’t worry it’ll heal you…for now…but fuck you up in the long run
The scariest thing is not being able to tell if your feelings for someone are genuine or not.
A good way to differentiate is through time n observing flaws, after time passes n after u see all their flaws n ur done looking at it all n u still have the need to help out n love em, then yeah, if they’re sensitive don’t bother mentioning their flaws, just observe n keep it in
1. What is more difficult for you, looking into someones eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someones eyes when they are telling you how they feel?
2. Think of the last time you were REALLY angry. WHY were you angry? Do you still feel the same way?
3. You are on a flight from Honolulu to Chicago non-stop. There is a fire in the back of the plane. You have enough time to make ONE phone call. Who do you call? What do you tell them?
4. You are at the doctor’s office and he has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? What do you do with your remaining days? Would you be afraid?
5. You can have one of the following two things. Which do you choose? Why? Love and Trust.
6. You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late even once more, you are fired. Do you take the time to save the dogs life? Why or Why not?
7. Would you rather be hurt by the one you trust the most or the one you love the most?
8. Your best friend confesses that he/she has feelings for you more than just friendship. He/she is falling in love with you. What do you (or did you) do/say?
9. Think of the last person who you know that died. You have the chance to give them 1 hour of life back, but you have to give up one year of yours. Do you do it? Why or Why not?
10. Are you the kind of friend that you would want to have as a friend?
11. Does love = sex?
12.Your boss tells your coworker that they have to let them go because of work shortage, and they are the newest employee. You have been there much longer. Your coworker has a family to support and no other means of income. Do you go to your boss and offer to leave the company? Why or Why not?
13.When was the last time you told someone HONESTLY how you felt regardless of how difficult it was for you to say? Who was it? What did you have to tell the person?
14. What would be (or what was) harder for you to tell a member of the opposite/same sex, you love them or that you do not love them back?
15. What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up? Why would it be hard to lose?
16. Excluding romantic love, when was the last time you told someone you loved them. Who were they to you?
17. If there was one moment and one time in the last month what would you change and why?
18. Would you give a homeless person CPR if they were dying? Why or Why not?
19.You are holding onto your grandmother’s hand and the hand of a newborn that you do not know as they hang over the edge of a cliff. You have to let one go to save the other. Who do you let fall to their death? What was your rationale for making the decision?
20. Are you old fashioned?
21. When was the last time you were nice to someone and did NOT expect anything in return for it?
22.Which would you choose, true love with a guarantee of a broken heart, or never loved at all? Why?
23.If you could do anything or wish anything, what would it be?
Salam. I was listening to a tafsir and it spoke about hypocrites and I think I might be one... As in its hard for me to commit 100% to the rules in Islam and I feel depressed (I'm depressed and this makes it worse). I want to be a believer but all my attempts aren't helping me so I'm afraid Allah has already sealed my heart because I neglected Islam for so long. I can't even muster up awe for Him and i don't know why. I feel awfulZ
My heart is with you, it really really is. Take a look at this for a moment:
You are walking one evening. Cars drive up and down the streets, your hands don’t know where to place themselves and the scowl on your face grows deeper, harsher as you find yourself irritated for absolutely no reason. Your heart is disturbed. You haven’t felt the crisp cover of a Quran in close to a few months nor can you call to memory the Surahs you’ve committed to your heart. You are desparate, restless, and above all, deeply upset because for all that is in you, you can’t bring yourself to do it. To open up your heart again, find peace through submission to Allah, or hold yourself responsible.
This is me. I suffer day in and day out. Days when the depression hits me worst, my imaan spirals out of control and I feel like I’ve been dragged through the dirt by my hair twenty times over, battered, berated, bruised, and ashamed. There is shame peeling on my skin in layers. I am so ashamed that I can’t pull myself up off the groung, dust my clothes off, and keep moving. And so, I swerve and veer in other directions. I try to find happiness in other people, seek comfort in the temporary and time and time again I find myself back in the same familiar ditch. It has happened so much that there are days when I purposely throw myself in it because man, if it ain’t easier than the battle I have with myself.
There are days when I want to give up and beg Allah to stop caring about me, I’m not worth it, I’m a liar, a sinner, I’m dirty and ache with so much pain that I question if even His mercy can heal me.
But the thing is: I don’t.
I accept myself. I accept my hypocrisy, my shame, my guilt, my fallouts and don’t leave anything out. We are all sinners, in the end. None of us are perfect and wallahi if some of us seem to be, it is because of Allah’s grace and mercy. He shields the misgivings of those He loves.
In the Quran, I most often find the words hardship & ease staring back at me. The concept of Allah’s mercy is, subhanAllah, it’s something difficult to understand after being exposed to the dishonesty and conditional reality of this world. But Allah swt, time and time again, verse after blessed verse, He reminds us that He does not wish difficulty for us and only wants the best for us, for us to be at ease. And the beauty of His mercy and magnitude of the ease He leaves us in can only truly be understood through hardship, be it physical, emotional, psychological, etc.
I am learning these days that when we find something in Islam difficult, we don’t fully understand it. Allah knows that which we do not and with every command revealed to us by Him, there is a hikmah, a wisdom in His divine reasoning that can only be understood and embodied through acknowledgement and understanding of His word.
My cards are all out on the table, gentle friend. Me and you are alike in ways more than you know. This is the month of Ramadan and I cannot more passionately urge you to take advantage of it’s blessings. At first, these words won’t have much meaning. Blessing, sin, faith, Din, it’s all vocabulary, all words that only have as much meaning behind them as we understand of them, their magnitude and power.
Let your inhibitions fall. Let your guards down. Remind yourself that Allah swt is as we believe in Him. His mercy is embodied in our daily lives and happenings. As I look back on life, I find that things are brighter than they seemed back then and when that veil of darkness is lifted, when you pull yourself up and feel the warmth of His light, the power of His love and mercy, you find yourself feeling alive again.
That’s the beauty of Islam—it’s a religion for the sinners, the broken, the people who’ve made the mistakes yet still desire to grow better, to make up and forgive and be forgiven for where they’ve fallen short.
No matter how bad things seem, they get better when you start to. Allow yourself the period to reflect, learn more, and always seek to put your heart at ease.
It is never too late, not until you are taking your dying breath, and even if then you have the chance to express yourself to Allah. He is All Seeing and All Knowing. Allow yourself to love Him, and He will love you back.
I leave you with one of my favorite hadiths:
On the authority of Abu Harayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Prophet (PBUH) said: Allah the Almighty said:
I am as My servant thinks I am (1). I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assemble better than it. And if he draws near to Me an arm’s length, I draw near to him a fathom’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.
(1) Another possible rendering of the Arabic is: “I am as My servant expects Me to be”. The meaning is that forgiveness and acceptance of repentance by the Almighty is subject to His servant truly believing that He is forgiving and merciful. However, not to accompany such belief with right action would be to mock the Almighty.
It was related by al-Buhkari (also by Muslim, at-Tirmidhi and Ibn-Majah).
Don’t give up and if you ever need support, want to talk, find me.
Lately a lot has been changing and it’s changing fast. You go through periods of life where everything is stagnant. It’s pretty much the same all the time. You get used to it and forget what change is. Then when change comes it leads from one to another. Enjoy the positive change and make the best…
Not just what makes u feel bad, cause bad things could make u feel good, but embrace n change the bad, n understand it, to better understand n change urself with sincerity