Love Muhammad

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“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.”

[Abu Dawud]

Illuminated Leaf

Iran

16th Century

(via https://www.flickr.com/photos/125761528@N06/15350413157/ and The Metropolitan Museum)

Poem by Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

My heart is like an oyster shell, the Beloved’s phantom is the pearl; now I am no more contained, for this house is filled with Him.

Night split the lip of my soul with the sweetness of His talk; I am surprised at him who says, “Truth is bitter.”

Mortals’ food comes from without, but the lover’s food is from within; he regurgitates and chews, for the lover is like a camel.

Be swift-faring like a peri, denude yourself of your body; nakedness is not allowed to him who has the mange.

Salah al-Din has come to the chase; all the lions are his quarry; that man is his servant who is free from the two worlds.

Never think you’re less than anybody if you feel they have more of the dunya than you.

Allah has blessed you in so many ways. Place your trust in Him, just as how the birds place their trust in Allah.

They go out in the morning in search of food, they return in the evening with full stomachs.

يدخل الجنة أقوام أفئدتهم مثل أفئدة الطير

“A people will enter Jannah whose hearts will be like (those of) birds.” 

[Saheeh Muslim, 6808]

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Gabby Douglas Got Beautifully Honest About The Olympic Backlash She Faced
"I literally felt that the world was against me."

“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.’”