laa tahzan innallaha ma'ana

This love thing is really difficult. And that’s why we have to figure it out. Remember Luqmaan’s advice to his son [31:13]? What did he say? “Don’t do shirk”. So that could be shirk of obedience, it could be shirk of worship, shirk of trust, and it could be shirk of love. So what is the shirk of love? The shirk of love is committed when my love of my parents or my children or my spouse or my friend is not based on the love I have for Allah. You can love your friends, but that love is supposed to have a basis. And what’s the basis of it? The love of Allah. And what does that mean practically? And how do you understand that? Very simply, if out of love of them, I do things Allah doesn’t like, then that is shirk in love. That love is making you turn away from Allah and what He loves. Allah is not denying you love. Allah is not saying you can’t have love for anything else but He’s saying if that loves takes you away from me, then that’s unacceptable.

—Nouman Ali Khan (via lespritmodestee)

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okay seriously if you’re in a relationship or even a friendship and you find yourself spending more time crying out of sadness or arguing with them, leave them. i don’t care if they’re a modern day aphrodite/adonis or a gift bestowed upon you by the gods. toxic people are dangerous and i highly advise cutting them out of your life and finding someone who makes you laugh until you snort your drink out your nose instead.

(via aidamaisarah)

If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.

—My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via hrive-ithiliel)

(via vanessaannes)

I want us to make each other better.

—someone you should probably hold on to (via braided-funk)

(via srhhanis)

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.