I rewatched a bunch of Steven Universe last night and my Amethyst Feels and Pearl Feels are running particularly high today, with a side of Greg Feels.

Particularly since I didn’t really notice how lovingly Greg’s hair is animated until it was really princessed up in the music video dream sequence of “Story for Steven,” but looking back, it was always like that, it was just less noticeable to me with no hair movement on the top of his head.  I cannot properly explain why his stupid hair makes me feel so soppy about this character, but for example in the snow episode (”Winter Forecast”?) during the last scene where Steven is lying awake on the couch and Connie comes downstairs in her nightie and without any words being exchanged, they sit and watch the snow fall together the way they wanted to all along, both of them glance over at Greg to see if he’s asleep, and his hair is draped on his pillow that gave me an unexpectedly intense MY SMALL SON reaction.

I like how even a character as generally goofy-looking as Greg Universe gets to have something of beauty about his appearance in this show.

Make yourself patient upon the Sunnah, stop where the people stopped, speak with what they spoke with, and refrain from what they refrained from. And follow the path of your Righteous Predecessors (Salafus Saaliheen) for verily, sufficient for you is that which was sufficient for them
—  Imaam Al-Awzaa’ee (d.157), [Related in Ash-Sharee’ah, by Al-Aajurree, p. 58]

anonymous asked:

Isn't affiliating with either Shia or Sunni dividing into sects? "Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects - you, [O Muhammad], are not [associated] with them in anything. Their affair is only [left] to Allah ; then He will inform them about what they used to do." (6:159)

Shia simply means “follower” or “supporter” and is often used to denote the “Shia of Ali ibn Abi Talib”. This term did not come into existence after the Prophet’s (Saw) death. Rather, the Prophet (saw) often mentioned the merits of the Shia of Ali. For example, look at this hadith.

The Messenger of Allah said to ‘Ali: “Glad tiding O ‘Ali! Verily you and your companions and your Shi’a (followers) will be in Paradise.”
يا علي أبشر فإنك و أصحابك و شيعتك في الجنَّة

Sunni references:
1. Fadha’il al-Sahaba, by Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v2, p655
2. Hilyatul Awliyaa, by Abu Nu’aym, v4, p329
3. Tarikh, by al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi, v12, p289
4. al-Awsat, by al-Tabarani
5. Majma’ al-Zawa’id, by al-Haythami, v10, pp 21-22
6. al-Darqunti, who said this tradition has been transmitted via numerous authorities.
7. al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar Haythami , Ch. 11, section 1, p247

O ‘Ali! (On the day of Judgment) you and your Shi’a will come toward Allah well-pleased and well-pleasing, and there will come to Him your enemies angry and stiff-necked
(i.e., their head forced up).
Sunni references:
• al-Tabarani, on the authority of Imam ‘Ali
• al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Ch. 11, section 1, p236
A more complete version of the tradition which has also been reported by the Sunnis, is as follows:
When the verse “Those who believe and do righteous deeds are the best of the creation(Qur’an 98:7)”
was revealed, the Messenger of Allah (S) said to ‘Ali: "They are you and your Shi’a.”He continued: "O ‘Ali! (On the day of Judgment) you and your Shi’a will come toward Allah well-pleased and well-pleasing, and your enemies will come angry with their head forced up. ‘Ali said: "Who are my enemies?”The Prophet (S) replied: ”He who disassociates himself from you and curses you. And glad tiding to those who reach first under the shadow of al-’Arsh on the day of resurrection.”‘Ali asked: “Who are they, O the Messenger of Allah?”He replied: ”Your Shi’a, O ‘Ali, and those who love you.
Sunni references:
• al-Hafidh Jamaluddin al-Dharandi, on the authority of Ibn Abbas
• al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar, Ch. 11, section 1, pp 246-247

The Messenger of Allah said to ‘Ali: "The first four individuals who will enter the Paradise are me, you, al-Hasan, and al-Husayn, and our progeny will be behind us, and our wives will be behind our progeny, and our Shi’a will be on our right side and in our company.”
Sunni references:
• al-Manaqib, by Ahmad
• al-Tabarani, as quoted in:
• al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar Haythami , Ch. 11, section 1, p246

Note that these are all Sunni references. Thus, being a Shia of Ali ibn Abi Talib is Quranic in nature. If you would like to read more regarding, please click here. If you have any other questions, I will do my best to answer them inshAllah.

Others believe in prayer… have not all yet learnt, that to ask is to be denied? Let it be the root of your Gospel. Oh, ye who are living other people’s lives! Unless desire is subconscious, it is not fulfilled, no, not in this life. Then verily sleep is better than prayer. Quiescence is hidden desire, a form of ‘not asking’; by it the female obtains much from the man. Utilise prayer (if you must pray) as a means of exhaustion, and by that you will obtain your desire.
—  Austin Osman Spare, The Book of Pleasure

anonymous asked:

That is the same thing that almost happened to me, I almost gave up too bc my family treated me so badly but the thing with me was, the guy just spreaded false rumors that I did something I didnt do and the girl in the videk was someone else not me. it is so horrible However I kept going because Allah knew best. I forgave the guy too but it sometimes still hurts & now that this happened, it saddens me. That could have been any of us.

You’re an incredible person for forgiving him and I’m sorry that you had to go through that. Some of the greatest, most pious women in Islam had people slander them. Aisha had it happen to her and the following verses were revealed:

Verily those who brought forth the slander are a group among you. Consider it not a bad thing for you. Nay, it is good for you. Unto every man among them will be paid that which he had earned of the sin, and as for him among them who had the greater share therein, his will be a great torment. (11). Why then, did not the believers, men and women, when you heard it (the slander), think good of their own people and say: “This (charge) is an obvious lie ?” (12)  Why did they not produce four witnesses? Since they (the slanderers) have not produced witnesses! Then with Allah they are the liars. (13) Had it not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy unto you in this world and in the Hereafter, a great torment would have touched you for that whereof you had spoken. (14) When you were propagating it with your tongues, and uttering with your mouths that whereof you had no knowledge, you counted it a little thing, while with Allah it was very great. (15) And why did you not, when you heard it, say: “It is not right for us to speak of this. Glory be to You (O Allah)! This is a great lie.” (16) Allah forbids you from it and warns you not to repeat the like of it forever, if you are believers. (17) [Surah al-Noor]

I hope you find peace anon, I’ll keep you in my Duas <3

Why Louis’ current rebranding is more effective and less harmful than you think

We all know it is vital that for 1D to have any sort of a future, they need to appeal to a more adult market. What’s the best way of doing that? Make them seem like adults. It’s pretty simple right. 

Sure, you say, but why do they have to push straight partyboy Louis? How is that helping anyone? Well, let me tell you. 

Straight partyboy Louis is, despite what the fandom thinks, the most innocuous, forgettable image that you can push on a young white male celebrity. Adults don’t really give a fuck that a 23 year old boybander is out partying and picking up girls. It’s a non-story and anyone who has been 23 knows it’s pretty standard tame behaviour. He’s not getting arrested, he’s not shooting up, he’s not using prostitutes or doing anything scandalous that would make adults sit up and take note. And whilst it feels to us that they are pushing the het thing really hard, remember that for most people heterosexuality is so much the norm that it doesn’t register. They won’t read these articles and go, oh my gosh, he must be straight, that is big, fundamental information I shall retain and never let go of, they will just go, meh, he’s normal, whatever. Or if they’re smart they will just point out that he is gay and this is PR.

My point is that these kinds of articles are the best way for his name to be in the papers, giving just enough of a sorry excuse for a story that they can print his name in non-1D contexts, without adults getting too suspicious that something is afoot, because the stories themselves are pretty dull. These are the stories people will skim past, shrug off, claim they don’t care about or that they are unshocked by…

BUT - and here is what matters - they will also subconsciously incorporate the name of Louis Tomlinson into their mental catalogue of adult celebrities. Skim past enough half-arsed stories about Louis Tomlinson and eventually, without even trying you will have an idea of him doing things that adults do. No more “One Direction, aren’t they like 16?” because no, somewhere in your mind you associate them with alcohol and clubbing and the use of drugs being non-shocking, so, your brain does the work quietly in the background and concludes, they must be adults.

Side bonus point - these sort of articles can actually prompt people to defend Louis Tomlinson as being an adult. Literally, they are provoking the public to actively assert that Louis is in fact an adult. 

Go check the comments on the article if you don’t believe me. Pay attention not just to what is being said, but to the number of likes and dislikes for each comment. E.g. “ He’s in his early 20’s, doing what people in their early 20’s do…leave him alone!” gets 1630 likes and only 179 dislikes. “He’s a role model to kids… needs to buck his ideas up” gets only 70 likes but 209 dislikes!

Happy days. The times they are a’changing…

Believers and Chameleons

It is reported that Al-Ḥasan Al-Baṣrī – Allāh have mercy on him – said:

Verily, you will find the believer (muʾmin) consistent time after time, upon one way, showing the same face; [whereas] you will find the hypocrite (munāfiq) changing colors, trying to be like everyone around him, running with every wind.

Abū Bakr Al-Daynūrī, Al-Mujālasah wa Jawāhir Al-ʿIlm #1936

anonymous asked:

is it just me or are hardcore larries dropping like flies? over the past month literally all of my fave blogs either don't ship them at all anymore or decided to become a chill larrie (where you ship them but don't think theyre together - it's like shipping zouis or ziall or anything else) and i just?

Yeah I think that’s just you:


Those were all just off the top of my head and there’s plenty more! 


وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَن ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنكًا وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَىٰ

And whoever turns away from My remembrance -verily, he will have a depressed life, and We will gather him on the Day of Resurrection blind.“

قَالَ رَبِّ لِمَ حَشَرْتَنِي أَعْمَىٰ وَقَدْ كُنتُ بَصِيرًا

He will say, "My Lord, why have you raised me blind while I was [once] seeing?”

قَالَ كَذَٰلِكَ أَتَتْكَ آيَاتُنَا فَنَسِيتَهَا ۖ وَكَذَٰلِكَ الْيَوْمَ تُنسَىٰ

[ Allah ] will say, “Thus did Our signs come to you, and you forgot them; and thus will you this Day be forgotten.” .“ 

(Taha 124-126)

[Photos by David Baker ]

Sultan Mehmud Ghaznavi (founder of the Ghaznavid Empire) gave a ring to his servant Ayaz and said: “Engrave such a wording on it that if I am sad, it’d make me happy and if I am happy, it’d make me sad.” 

Ayaz engraved: “This moment shall soon pass.”

Encouragement To Marry A Spouse Of Similar Age

عن بريدة قال : خطب أبو بكر وعمر رضي الله عنهما فاطمة رضي الله عنها، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: إنها صغيرة، فخطبها علي رضي الله عنه فزوجها منه.

Buraydah reported: Abū Bakr and ‘Umar, may Allāh be pleased with them, offered a marriage proposal to the Prophet’s daughter Fāṭimah. The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: “Verily, she is young.” Then ‘Alī رضي الله عنه offered a marriage proposal and the Prophet married her to him.

● [سنن النسائي كتاب النكاح ٣٢٢١]

Sh. al-Albānī رحمه الله graded it Ṣaḥīḥ.

إِنَّ مِنْ حُسْنِ إِسْلَامِ الْمَرْءِ تَرْكَهُ مَا لَا يَعْنِيهِ
Verily, from the perfection of Islam is that a person leaves what does not concern him.
—  Muhammad ﷺ, Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2318

For, verily, in the remembrance of God…

أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

For, verily, in the remembrance of God the hearts find their rest. (Quran 13:28)

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