“I guarantee a house in Paradise for one who gives up arguing, even if he is right; and a house in the middle of Paradise for one who abandons lying even when joking; and a house in the highest part of Paradise for one who makes his character excellent.”
I can never get enough of the Prophet’s (pbuh) beauty; he was so sensitive to people’s pain. He was their comfort when they were hurting. Can you imagine a grown busy man stopping to sit down and comfort a child hurting due to the death of his pet bird for as long as he needs? He did. Even when he was in pain himself, he would still comfort others.
When people ask me what I love most about him, I always say his beauty. It is fair to describe him as the most beautiful human being, a trait which takes a lot of strength and courage. There’s so much to learn from his personality alone.
“And I didn’t qualify to certain competitions that I worked so hard for. So when people didn’t get that, like, [they would say] “Oh, why is she mad?” Because I literally broke my body for this sport. If you don’t get what you want, like a job or something, you’re gonna be sad! It’s human nature. So when people didn’t get that, I was devastated.”
“As African-American athletes, you’re just kind of almost held to a different standard,” said Muhammad. “And even though you’ve won a medal and you’re standing on the stage representing your country, there’s always someone that’s gonna pick a photo with a fine-tooth comb and say, ‘Oh, well this is what makes her unpatriotic, this is what makes her different.’”
“When Allah loves someone, He calls Jibra'eel عليه السلام saying, "O Jibra'eel, I love so and so, so you love him.” Then Jibra'eel عليه السلام will call to the angels of the heavens, “Allah loves so and so, so love him.” And the angels will love (that person). And then Allah will place acceptance on earth for that believer.“
Wouldn’t it have been enough for Allah to just love a person?
But subhanallah, look at how al-Wadood (Loving) and al-Kareem (Generous) He is that He tells the angels about His Love and that love then descends to the earth.
How then can our hearts not love Him?
We invest so much time in trying to gain the love of people that we forget the only everlasting love is Allah’s.
No matter how far you have gone, no matter what you have done, turn back to Him. He will accept you. He will raise you and love you even more because He loves those who repent and purify themselves for His sake.
His doors of Love and Mercy will never ever close. Not even for a disbeliever. They will always be open. You just need to call on Him once, just need to take a step towards Him, and He will come to you at speed.