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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!!

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still need to paint spatter the overalls, make the necklace, and do the hair, but I JUST GOT HOLTZMANNED, BABY 👍

Wish We Could Turn Back Time

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???

Originally posted by farawaynotions

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.

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Struggle Against the Self (Jihad al-Nafs)

Introduction: 

… 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 person struggling 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.

Step 6Remembrance: 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 thoughts!
  •  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.

Conclusion:

  • 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]

[adapted from Al-Khumayni, Forty 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.
—  Uma vida com propósitos

Question to fellow Kakashi fans:

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.
—  Uma vida com propósitos