A woman can feel lonely and helpless if she has no one to talk to or turn to for her to share her problems. So be by her side when she feels upset or down. Women go through many struggles and battles which she keeps a secret within herself. There may be times when she cries for no apparent reason, so be by her side and be her shoulder she can lean on.
I stumbled across this little note that I left for myself about 2 years ago in my sketchbook for a future reminder.
SubhanAllah, it could not have reached me at a better time than now, Alhamdulillah. ❤️
“What is destined will reach you, even if it be underneath two mountains. What is not destined, will not reach you, even if it be between your two lips.
What ever is meant for you will be coming your way, while you are led and directed toward it.
As for that which is not meant for you, you will be deflected from it as it is turned aside from you.
Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by Allah’s decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee”
– Umar bin al Khattab (RA)
You are exactly where you need to be right now. It’s all part of your story. Every piece will make sense and every confusion will turn to understanding. Every sadness will turn to wisdom, and every hope will turn to blessing. Patience will turn to rewards unimaginable. 🦋
Fajr passed by as I dreamt on.
Zuhur was lost in the day’s work.
Asr got skipped as I slipped my tea.
Maghrib flew by as I photographed the sunset.
Isha was added to the forgotten list.
Now here I lay, tossing and turning on my bed, wondering why peace escapes me.
Some rly helpful tips to boost your Iman if you're struggling
hello my loves, so all of us struggle with our iman from time to time so here’s some cool tips to help improve your iman inshaAllah
●try to do dhikr like whenever you remember, it doesn’t matter if you say Alhumdulillah even just once, but whenever it you remember just do a little bit of dhikr, some of the most beloved words to Allah (SWT) are SubhanAllah, Alhumdulillah, Allahu Akbar and La ilaha illalah, Muhammadur rasulullah, so even if you say these words just once, say them
● SubhanAllahi wa bi hamdihi, SubhanAllahil adheem, is also a rly incredible and rewarding statement and Allah SWT loves it
●try to be more grateful, all of us are quick to complain but not many of us remember to thank Allah SWT, and even amidst all your troubles, Allah has still blessed you with a thousand good things, so even if you’re in a not-so-nice situation, look around and try to get yourself to pick out at least 5 things around you (in your immediate vicinity) that you are at least happy for
TRUST ME this works wonders, I promise, once you start thanking Allah SWT for random little things even though you might be having an otherwise tough time, Allah SWT blesses you SO much, I promise just try it a few times
Also I saw this quote it was something like “I don’t ask Allah ‘why me?’ when im struggling simply because I never ask Him 'why me?’ when He gives me something good”
●if you struggle with your prayers, start with this first, and if you feel lazy or you can feel shaitan try to convince you that you don’t have time, literally force yourself to write down how many minutes there are in a day and how many you’ve spent doing ________ activities and then compare it to the 5 minutes that Salah will take,
It might seem unnecessary but when you put time in perspective for yourself like that, it helps motivate you to pray
●start watching little clips on YouTube about Islam, those will REALLY help because we all need reminders, some great YouTube channels that have really great short clips are:
-The Daily Reminder
● if you have anxiety especially or are just stressed about a situation, just keep repeating to yourself this, or a similar phrase: “Allah is with me and this will go EXACTLY according to His plan”
Even if at that moment youre having a hard time believing it, just keep repeating it to yourself as firmly as possible and I promise it will help, keep repeating reassuring and positive phrases to yourself
●try listening to the Quran more, if you just type in 'beautiful Quran recitation" on youtube there are SO many calming and incredibly soothing voices its amazing
●if you’re having trouble understanding some aspects of Islam or certain things/verses are questionable to you, someone I truly recommend is Nouman Ali Khan, he is truly a gem to our society, he’s SO funny and so easy going and he explains the Qur'an in such a beautiful and simple way that we didn’t realize before
And even controversial issues that at hard to understand, he has the simplest explanations for them (he basically analyzes all the tafsir of previous scholars and puts them all together in a rly simple way)
He honestly has amazing insight, and watch a couple of his videos about grammatical miracles in the Quran and you’ll actually really boost your iman that way
(He has a youtube series called 'Amazed by the Quran’ and its actually mind blowing stuff)
●Dua !! Even if youre having a hard time and nothing makes sense and you wanna give up, making dua is actually something really effective, Allah SWT loves it when we ask of Him and His Kingdom literally encompasses EVERYTHING so you can ask Him do anything and cry to Him about all your problems and He will listen and He will help
“Certainly the help of Allah is near” Quran 2:214
Just remember, if you actively put in effort, Allah SWT will always come through, just not necessarily in ways you expected, but always in ways that will lead to the best outcome in your favour