hello, so i don’t usually do this but i’ve unfollowed alot of mutuals over the past couple days and i’d like to follow some new people because my dash is completely dead so if your blog is similar to mine and we have the same views and opinions on things like/reblog this if you want and i’ll check out your blog!!
Hi! Can I request an imagine Being Kidnapped by hydra whilst pregnant with buckys child <-(in the 40s) while he is in cryogenic sleep, and then giving birth and also being put into cryogenic sleep, and then when you find each other again in modern time, your daughter escapes hydra and the black widow program she was put in and her own cryogenic sleep and comes to find you at the tower, and tells you she has loved you even if she has never met you! And they offer her a place on the avengers!!! - anon
A/N - I know it’s weird, I actually posted something without waiting half a week in between them???
It had seemed like life was perfect. You had gotten married to the love of your life Bucky Barnes, you had your own little house in Brooklyn and your whole futures planned out together. Then the war came.
You had understood why Bucky insisted on enlisting, you weren’t going to try and convince him otherwise when you saw the determined glint in his eyes. It was only after he had been shipped out that you found out you were a few weeks pregnant. Steve had been the first person you told but then he miraculously joined the army and left you all alone in your little quiet house.
The baby had been your only source of hope, surely the universe wouldn’t be so cruel as to let Bucky die at war before he even had a chance to meet his child. When you wrote him and told him of your pregnancy he had been over the moon, ecstatic, and disappointed that he wasn’t around to help you. He promised that the war would be over by Christmas anyway and he would be back in time for the birth.
Within a few months he was famous, he had joined the Howling Commandos with Steve.
Two months later he was dead.
You had cried your heart out, you were about seven months pregnant. Your stomach stuck out and life was getting a little bit more difficult to manage, the weight of living got a lot heavier without Bucky alive out there somewhere.
Only a week after you had got the news you heard a knock at the door, you wiped the tears from your cheeks and went to answer it. The second you opened the door two large men grabbed your arms and dragged you out of the house, you screamed and kicked out as best you could but they easily overpowered you.
They put you in the back of a truck and sped off, nobody had seen a thing and nobody realised you were missing until two weeks later. By then the trail was cold.
… By the soul and (by) Him who made it perfect, and then
inspired it to understand what is wrong and what is right for it. Truly is
successful the one who purifies (his soul).
(Qur'an, 91: 7-9)
Imam Ja’far al‑Sadiq (a)
said: “The Prophet (s) of God dispatched a contingent of the army (to the
battlefront). Upon their (successful) return, he (s) said: ‘Blessed are those
who have performed the minor jihad and
have yet to perform the major jihad.’
When asked, ‘What is the major jihad?’ the
Prophet (s) replied: ‘The jihad of
the self (struggle against self)’”.
[Al-Majlisi, Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 19, p. 182, hadith no. 31]
A human’s soul is the
scene of a struggle of two competing powers. Divine power attracts him towards
heavenly spheres, and inspires him to acts of goodness. Satanic power tempts
him towards realms of darkness and shame, and invites him to acts of evil. When
the divine forces are victorious, a person emerges as a virtuous and blessed
being, in the company of prophets, saints, and the pious. When, however, the
satanic forces dominate, the person becomes rebellious and vicious and is
grouped with infidels, oppressors, wrongdoers and those who are cursed.
What is the struggle against the self?
Jihad al-nafs is the struggle against
evil ideas, desires and powers of lust, anger, and insatiable imagination, placing
all of them under the dictates of reason and faith in obedience to God’s
commands, and finally, purging all satanic ideas and influences from one’s
soul. This struggle is considered as the major struggle (al-jihad al-akbar) as it is much more difficult than fighting in
the battlefield, for in the struggle against the self, one has to constantly
battle enemies that are hosted inside his own existence. Islamic ethical
teachings indicate that the one who succeeds in this struggle can rise above
and beyond the level of angels, and one who fails in this struggle will descend
to a level lower than the level of animals, and may even be grouped among the
legions of the devil.
The Steps of the Struggle Against the Self
Step 1: Reflection: One must
devote some time every day to contemplate about his duties towards God, Who
brought him into this world, bestowed him with a sound body and brain, and
equipped him with intellect and capabilities, all of which are sources of
pleasure and joy in his life. God also sent prophets and His Holy Book as a
means of guidance and salvation. The aim of this life and purpose of all these
blessings is more noble than to follow mundane desires and evil tendencies that
are short lived and temporary. Death may come knocking at any time. This world
is a place of doing good actions that result in permanent joy and take one into
a higher sphere of existence. A person should therefore reflect on his destiny
and his helplessness at the hands of time and age that are passing. He should
feel regret before God for the loss of precious years of life and for past
deeds that will bring him shame on the day of judgement. He should then begin
his struggle to rise above this state of wretchedness and ask God for help to
bless him with hope, sincerity, and strength to fight against satanic
tendencies and evil traits of character, and to rise beyond material pleasures
and worldly gains.
Step 2: Will and resolve: Firm resolve is the essence of humanity and basic
requirement to attain freedom from the domination of evil desires. The will
that is required at this stage is synonymous with laying the foundation of a
good life. The warrior in this battle of the self should purge himself from
sins, perform all obligatory (wajib)
acts, make an intention to compensate for the days lost (in sinfulness), and
finally, resolve to behave as a rational religious person and a real human
being. His manners should be an imitation of the Prophet’s life, and he should
follow the Prophet (s) in all his abstinences and choices. All this cannot be
achieved unless he learns the laws of Shari`ah
and follows them faithfully.
Step 3: Self-examination, evaluation and criticism: After making a vow to
be a person of strong will‑power and resolution, he must understand that the
hereafter is the place where his secrets will be exposed. Thus he should
evaluate himself on a daily basis to get rid of evil habits and desires, to
acquire more noble human character, and to perform better actions than before.
He must realize that committing sin takes away from him noble essence of
humanity and he must pray to God for His assistance and for the intercession of
the Prophet (s) and the members of his Household (a).
Step 4: Self‑conditioning: The resolve and self-evaluation from the
previous steps should form themselves into specific commitments to
self-conditioning. For example, one who has an evil habit of lustful eyes,
backbiting tongue, or inflated ego should say to himself, “I will not violate
the Law of God today” and consciously avoid such habits for one day. By
performing such an experiment with sincerity and resolve, he will realize how
easy this task is. He should ignore Satan and the evil ideas that will magnify
this small task as being difficult or even impossible. Thus, gradually, he can extend
this period by experiment and see how easy it is to get rid of an evil habit or
to acquire a positive merit.
Step 5: Guarding against evil: A personstruggling against his own self should constantly concentrate upon his
intentions. If any time the idea of violating divine commands occurs to him, he
should know that this idea has been instilled into his mind by Satan and his
allies, who want to deter him from his good resolution. He ought to curse them,
seek God’s compassionate protection, and banish those evil ideas from the realm
of his heart. He should reply to Satan that this day also he has to abide by
the condition imposed upon his own self that he will not go against God’s
commands. Thus with the help of God, Satan will be driven away. One must remain
in this same state of mind until night ‑ the time for self-examination and
evaluation of his deeds of the whole day. This is the time to see whether he
has been honest to his Creator. If he has been faithful to God, he should be
thankful to Him. Such a person has gone a step forward in His direction and
became an object of His attention. God will thus continue to help him in
performing all worldly and religious duties, and will diminish his pains of
struggle in the next day. And if he repeats this exercise many times, he will
be accustomed to acts of piety and the eradication of evil traits. He will
observe that it does not require overly cumbersome efforts and obedience to God
will give him abundant spiritual pleasure. God forbid, if there are any lapses
on his part, he must ask God’s forgiveness, and sincerely implore Him that he
will be more careful in future. The Merciful God will throw open the doors of
grace and compassion to him, and will guide him to the straight path.
6: Remembrance: During the whole
journey of struggle against self, one should constantly remember God and the
graces bestowed by Him. He must at each step, thank Him constantly for His
help, mercy, and guidance in fulfilling his intentions. The degree of gratitude
to God should increase as he attains a higher stage in his struggle against
self. He must realize that it was because of God’s help and response to sincere
prayers that he was able to get rid of Satan and his allies from the domain of
his heart and attain sublime human attributes loved by God.
Advice to awaken for the struggle
against the self
It is human nature to thank
one who has been gracious. Reflect and estimate the seen and unseen favours
bestowed on us by the Almighty. All of the creations of God could not even
provide a fraction of such bounty.
Look at the air we breathe day and night, and upon which our existence
as well as that of other living beings is dependent. Nothing can remain alive
if it is deprived of such air for even a few minutes. What a marvelous gift of
God it is! If all men of the world laboured together to create such a gift,
they could not do so. In the same way, reflect on other gifts of God such as
the external bodily senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch, and
inner faculties such as thinking, imagination, and reason, each one of which
carries unlimited benefits and which is granted to us by Our Lord. He is the
Creator and King of this vast universe. Human being, a creature crawling on one
of the smallest planets miserably fails to grasp the extent of his own small
world, whose sun cannot even be compared with far greater suns of innumerable
galaxies. Our solar system is nothing compared to several other solar systems,
which still elude the powerful telescopes of great explorers and investigators.
Look at the human brain—what a fascinating creation it is! Can the combined
efforts of all human beings make even a single living neuron (brain cell) that
Almighty God has created and creates all the time! Surely this God-given brain
deserves to be solely the seat of divinely inspired good ideas and not evil
Every living being in this Universe is within the range of His divine
vision, so remember God and all His favours, and don’t disobey Him. He fulfils
all our needs without having any need of our adoration. Whether you observe His
commands or transgress them makes no difference to Him. It is for the sake of
our own benefit that He has enjoined good and forbidden indecency. Overpower
satanic ideas and convert the spheres of your mind into divine realm by driving
out the evil forces and inviting the divine hosts, so that God may help and
protect you in the dangers threatening to befall you in this battle. Do not
have any expectations from anyone but God. With all humility and all the tears
your eyes can offer, pray to God and seek His assistance to emerge victorious
in this crucial battle against the self.
Imam Ali (a) said: “One who
struggles against himself so as to obey God, in the eyes of God, his station is
that of a pious martyr.” [Al-Amidi, Ghurar
ul Hikam wa Durar ul Kalim, hadith # 3546]
Hadith, ch. 1, ‘Jihad
al- Nafs’] (all is attributed to al-islam.org)
Pre-ordered my album! I’m so excited for new BTS music and content! My mom’s response to me telling her about the album was, “oh? so you’re going to go check the mailbox every 5 seconds again” …..I can’t even deny it tbh
Este é o segredo de um estilo de vida em adoração, fazer todas as coisas como se fosse para Jesus. A Bíblia, na paráfrase diz: Pegue sua vida diária e comum — seu dormir, comer,trabalhar e passear — e ponha diante do Senhor como oferta. O trabalho se torna adoração quando você o dedica a Deus e o realiza consciente de sua presença.
In the early in the series scene where Kakashi has just sealed the curse mark on Sasuke and Orochimaru shows up to declare Sasuke will seek him out, etc … at the end when Orochi says ‘Oh you’re going to try and kill me? Why don’t you try? That is, if you can” and it flashes to this:
What is that referring to? I thought it was when Anbu Kakashi attempted to stop Orochi from fleeing his hideout (and ultimately couldn’t make a move in the end) much earlier in the timeline, as shown in a shippuden ep (352) but nothing like this showed up there, and besides - this was animated before that… and besides-besides - that looks like an adult Kakashi?
Was there another Kakashi and Orochimaru interaction I’m not remembering?
Jesus disse ao Pai: O SENHOR criou todas as coisas para os seus próprios propósitos. Jesus glorificou a Deus cumprindo seu propósito na terra. Nós honramos a Deus da mesma forma. Qualquer coisa na criação glorifica a Deus quando cumpre seu propósito. Os pássaros glorificam a Deus ao voar, gorjear, fazer um ninho e ao realizar outras atividades próprias dos pássaros, conforme os planos de Deus. Mesmo uma humilde formiga dá glória a Deus quando cumpre o propósito para o qual foi criada. Deus fez as formigas para serem formigas, e fez você para ser você.