theconsciousmuslim said:

Salam. I just heard Naseems mother passed away, Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. I was thinking maybe we could do something via tumblr. Maybe ask people to read a juz or recite something. I don't know. You know him, if we can do something let me know and I'll try my best to help. Ma'Salaam.

Wa salaam, that would be lovely. If we could get together and do something via Tumblr to show him and his family support in any way, that would be greatly appreciated by him I’m sure. I don’t really know what though >.<

There are five stages in the growth of love: first is to think someone pleasant, that is, someone thinks of someone else as being nice or is charmed by their character. This is part of making friends. Then there is admiration; that is the desire to be near the person that one admires. Then there is close friendship when you miss the other one terribly when they are absent. Then there is amorous affection when you are completely obsessed with the loved one. In the special vocabulary of love this is called ‘ishq, “the slavery of love”. Finally, there is passion, when one can no longer sleep, eat or think. This can make you ill to the point of delirium or even death. Beyond this, there is absolutely no place where love ends.
—  Ibn Ḥazm, Morals and Right Conduct in the Healing of Souls.
Your true friend is he who is always with you, and he who harms himself in order to help you, and he who, when calamities of the time break you, scatters his cloak in order to save you.
—  Imām Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib 
If you are really sincere in your advice, you address it in privacy. If it’s private, it’s easier to achieve the truth. But when you are in a large group, the ego takes over. And then there’s the chance that it’s not sincere, it’s for achieving the upper hand.
—  Shaykh Ḥamza Yūsuf translating Imām al-Ghazālī’s Kitāb al-‘Ilm.
Verily a seed grows in soft ground and does not grow on stone, in the same way that wisdom thrives in the heart of the humble and does not thrive in the heart of the proud and haughty, because God has made humbleness the instrument of the intellect.
—  Imām Mūsa ibn Ja‘far al-Kādhim

Ramaḍān Karīm to you, and your loved ones. May it be a means of nearness to Allāh, and His Beloved Messenger Muḥammad (ﷺ)

May it be a month of forgiving, of healing, of changing, of reflecting, of helping, of improving, of reviving, of remembering.

As our stomachs become empty, may our hearts become full. 

Āmīn. Fātiha. 

Do remember me in your duʿāʾs :) 

One day a group passed by and cursed ʿĪsa (ʿalayhi as-salām), ʿĪsa responded by saying, “Peace be unto you.”

His disciples observed this and where taken aback by his response, they were confused, so they asked, “They curse you and you greet them?”

ʿĪsa replied by stating that, “Vessels can only pour forth what they contain.”

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