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Last month we created the Christian 30 day challenge! For this next month, the challenge is to do one good deed a day for someone that you know, or don’t know. Something for yourself or Creation!! There are more than 30 deeds and these  do not have to be in order, but try your best to do one a day, or even all of them this month! Join us and tag #iwtiychallege with all your posts! Let us know what you thought about your deed and what the impact was!

  • Pray for someone behind you in line
  • Leave a big tip
  • Borrow someones car and fill it up with gas
  • Leave flowers at someones house
  • Teach a child 5 new positive, meaningful words
  • Encourage somebody
  • Be quick to apologize, and mean it
  • Go to coffee with someone you don’t know very well but would like to
  • Frame a family photo or meaningful photo and put it on your wall
  • Write a letter to your future self
  • Tell your parent, guardian , important person in your life something that you’re glad they taught you.
  • Make someone laugh until their stomach hurts
  • Stop obsessing over someone who has wronged you
  • Find/buy a bible and give it to someone who needs it or leave it somewhere for someone with a note
  • Make some art
  • Plant a tree or flower
  • Write a note to your server at a restaurant
  • Ask you tumblr, twitter, instagram, facebook ect followers if there is anything you can do for them
  • Don’t interrupt anyone today. Listen.
  • Floss
  • Have a lights free day. Use candles when needed
  • Write a letter to someone who is important to you and mail it.
  • Learn about a new country or culture
  • Say hello to 5 new people
  • Take a friend or sibling to a movie and pay
  • Add money to an expired meter
  • Tell everyone what you are grateful for. Be super positive! 
  • Don’t spend any money today
  • Put a sign in public saying “you’re fearfully, wonderfully made”
  • Be extremely happy for someone, and tell them
  • Give yourself a meaningful pep talk
  • Pay for someone behind you
  • Ask “How are you” and ask for an honest answer. Don’t take “good, you?” as a valid answer
  • Sneak a note into a friends purse or backpack
  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Have a meatless Monday
  • Close your ear to gossip
  • Tell someone they have beautiful eyes
  • Take an unpopular stand for something you believe in
  • Tell the people you love, “I love and appreciate you!”
I literally don't have any faith left in humanity.

I was second in the queue at the bank today and the man in front of me had a speech problem, every time he tried to speak he would stutter and then I started hearing moans and groans coming from the people behind me in the queue, I had to tell everyone to shut the fuck up and give the man time, they shut up instantly because they knew that I could defend myself rather than the man that they were targeting and god knows if I didn’t speak up how that man would’ve felt.

Even when he thanked me for having his back it took him a good 2-3 minutes to spit out the word thank you, sometimes you just need to do a little deed and it would mean the world to someone.

إِنَّ الْحَسَنَاتِ يُذْهِبْنَ السَّيِّئَاتِ
Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds.
—  Qur'ān 11:114

An-Nabi ﷺ said: “the thing that weigh heaviest on the scale of good deeds, is good character”

May Allah ﷻ grant us good ikhlaq and character.

anonymous asked:

Salam waalekum. I want to get to jannah Alfirdaus (inshallah) but I feel like Im nobody in the eyes of Allah (swt) and I'll never get there. Can u plz give me some ways to greatly please Allah (swt) and get to the highest levels of jannah. Thank you

Walaikum Assalaam

We don’t know our deeds will be accepted or not. So we have to keep striving towards Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala.

“The believer does the best deeds yet is most fearful [that his deeds will not be accepted]. If he were to spend a mountain of wealth [in charity],he would not feel sure [of the reward] until he sees it. The more righteous and pious he becomes,the more he fears. But the hypocrite (munafiq) says, ‘There are so many people, I will be forgiven, no problem.’ So he does wrong and evil deeds, yet holds foolish wishes about Allah.”

-[Al-Dhahabi, Siyar A’lam Al-Nubala` 4:586.]

Following are some tips.

1, Fix your prayers. Don’t ever leave salaah. This is the best act to pray salaah at the fixed time.

2. Be dutiful to your parents. Be good with them for the sake of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala. Love them and spend quality time with them.

3. The most beloved of deeds to Allah are those that are most consistent, even if it is small.

4. Be good with people for the sake of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala.

5. Be patient when something goes wrong and don’t get angry. Patience is difficult to do but it has countless reward.

6. Make habit of doing dhikr all the time. It will help in shaa Allah.

7. Send blessing upon Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

8. Gain knowledge and try to implement in your life.

9. Implement Sunnah in your daily life.

10. Make lots of dua. Ask Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala to help us to do deeds that will please Him  and grant us jannah and save us from punishment of Hell.

11. Spread Salaam when you meet a Muslim say Assalamu Alaikum.

12. Never think you are better than others. Always be humble

13. Don’t get jealous and pray for others

14. Be happy with Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala decree and always be thankful. It will increase your blessings in shaa Allah.

I hope it will be helpful. May Allah guide us to the straight path.

Ameen

GETTYSBURG - VOICES FROM THE CIVIL WAR-

JOSHUA LAWRENCE CHAMBERLAIN- HERO OF LITTLE ROUND TOP 

Chamberlain, following one of his visits to Little Round Top after the war, wrote:

“In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream, and lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls.”

Don’t Feel Like Being Productive?

One of the biggest plagues of productivity is inconsistency. If you’ve been finding it hard lately to pick your copy of Qur’ān and read that one Juz’, or to stand up for Tarāweeh after Ishā, or any other good deed you used to do at the beginning of Ramadān before dropping it, then we have a simple and practical tip for you: JUST GET UP & DO IT!

Take one small step towards the good deed and you’ll be a mile off before you know it, Inshā Allāh. Just pick up that Qur’ān and read it. Just stand up and pray those 2 rak'ahs, then the next one, and the next one. Just drive to that local charity group and volunteer your time so you are surrounded by other people doing good deeds.

Once you get into motion, your heart and mind will follow. You just have to make that first step!

Lastly, don’t forget to make lots of supplications [Dua] to Allāh [Subhānahū Wa Ta’ālā] to help you become more productive!

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Rest in peace Sir Nicholas Winton, a British hero who saved 669 children from Nazi concentration camps during The Holocaust. Nicholas didn’t discuss his actions with anyone for fifty years. He passed away today at the age of 106, and his heroic deeds will never be forgotten.

Imaam Hasan al-Basree said:

“I met some people who could not rejoice at the splendor of life when it came to them, nor dedicate their attention to any part of it that went away from them. This life was as worthless in their eyes as dust. One of them lived for fifty or sixty years during which he only owned the clothes that he wore, did not have a barrier between his body and the floor when he slept, and did not ask his family to cook a dish of food for him. When night came, they would be standing and then laying their foreheads on the floor (in Sujood), with tears running down their cheeks. They begged their Lord to free their necks (from the Fire). Whenever they performed a good deed, they appreciated Allah for it and invoked Him to accept it. Whenever they committed an error, they felt sad and begged Allah to forgive it for them, may Allah’s mercy and pleasure be upon them. By Allah! They were not saved from the repercussions and evil consequences of sins, except through Allah’s forgiveness.”

[Al-Ihyaa, vol. 4, p 239]

“This life was as worthless in their eyes as dust.”

anonymous asked:

hey, i really hope you feel better soon. you're really great and deserve to feel very happy. you're a fantastic, beautiful person and hopefully you see that. i hope you have a good day

Month of Written Devotion--Day 1: Who?

He has many names and many faces, some more flattering than others. Firehair, Skytreader, Liesmith, Silver Tongue. Father of Monsters, Little Shit, Darling, Loki. He has many shapes, not all of which can be defined in the language we use now. Even “he” is inaccurate, in its own way, for he is not beholden to any one form or preconceived notion of gender or being or looks. But he is willing to make compromises with our mortal tongues, that we may speak of him and his deeds without fumbling over the correct verbiage—for there is no correct word for what Loki is. Even his name is inaccurate now, with the flood of connotations and images and ideas that come with his name applied to things that aren’t him, in pop culture and half-assed spiritual practices, in mean-hearted pranks and chaos without meaning. There is no way to pin him down, to define him, except as awe-inspiring and beautiful, terrible and addictive, gentle and hard. A definition in opposites working together, swirling together into one colorful, blinding mass of Loki.

Some say he is a god of fire and outcasts. Others that he is a god of trickery and pranks. Some claim he is a god of evil and chaos. Others that he is a god of promiscuity and lies. He told me once that he was a god of Nothing, because Nothing is in Everything and Everything is in Nothing, because change is dependent on Nothing, yet Nothing can change without Something. He is the riddle in his words, the not-quite-sense that yet makes perfect sense. He is not a god of things. He is a god of action and thought and emotion, of living and dying and everything in between. He is a god of trickery and chaos, but also a god of order and balance, of shoving and pulling, of supporting and releasing. He is a god of belief and doubt, of creation and destruction, of light and shadows. He is a tightrope-walking god, a trapeze artist of the highest quality, a god who set out to tame the lion of wit and the human mind.

He is not Jotun nor Aesir, not Vanir nor Dwarf nor Elf. He walks in the in-between spaces and laughs at the desire or need to categorize and box-in. He is liminal and ever-changing, never exactly as he was before or will be after, and yet there are things that remain the same. His laugh. His kiss. His whip-quick mind. He is twilight and dawn, the crossroads, the ocean surf and the mountain wind, the crackle of fire and the twinkle of starlight. He is outcast and beloved. He is neither war-monger nor peace-speaker, but plays both roles as only a master performer can.

He is the art in a lie, and the lie in the art. He is a bolster for those unable to help themselves, yet a mountain for the weak to climb. He is neither kind nor harsh, but an intoxicating mixture that leaves a mortal stunned, and begging for more. He is a drug of the most sublime kind, a hallucinogen that shows us how we can be greater than we are, how we can change the world, how we can tear down the old to make way for the new. He is a disease that will rot away the weakness inside you, burning you into the shape you were always meant to hold. He is the firebrand upon mortal skin, a mark that can never be forgotten.

He is song and dance on the long, cold night. He is reckless sex on the long, hot day. He is swimming pools and popsicles and childhood memories. He is hospital beds and death rattles and fear of the unknown. He is both sweetness and bitterness, and yet neither altogether. He is both here and away, but always moving. He has no patience for standing still, but recognizes that even backwards momentum can have its place. He is accidents and mislaid plans. He is surprises—both happy and ill.

He is a father, a lover, an adversary. He is a teacher, a jokester, a whirlwind. He is a kind hand and a sharp word. He is the drive to be better, to do better, to create better. He is the fire under the soles of your shoes, the itch in your thighs, the tingle in your palms, that forces you to move, to do, to make. He is every stroke of the paintbrush, every note in the song, every stitch in the cloth, and he is every time it falters. He is the hurricane, the earthquake, the destruction of everything you have created, everything you hold dear. And he is all this at once, if he is one of them.

He is the undefinable, defined. The unholdable, held. The unlovable, loved.

He is Loki. He is Loki. He is Loki.

Spencer: “You forgot to mention that she once shared a room at Radley with Bethany Young. (What!?) THEY WERE ROOMMATES! And probably pretty close! Lesli must think that we helped Ali kill Bethany that night and then dumped her body in that pit! (Your sister did that.) No, Melissa just.. buried her alive, we still have no idea who bashed her over the head and Lesli doesn’t know any of it. She probably thinks that Alison did the deed and we helped her get rid of the body. (But why hide behind Charles’ name?) Maybe she was just as close as she was to Bethany, it all comes back to Charles.

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Poor (Vriska). I can’t say I’m fond of the complete 180 she’s taken in terms of vulnerability, but regardless of what Vriska says, (Vriska) is the one who’s grown more.

Okay, I won’t deny that Vriska had done a lot of good to the new timeline, but really she hasn’t really changed at all. She’s clearly still an abusive person as evidenced by her treatment of Tavros and Jake (especially Jake). And if (Vriska) is a narcissist for secluding herself, then Vriska is an even bigger one for flaunting herself and her good deeds everywhere. What really skeeved me most about her is how much she seems to be taking pleasure in hurting (Vriska) as she did with the Pages, something that past Vriska had always done. Let’s not forget how manipulative she continues to be. Sure, it’s for the “greater good,” but past Vriska had always justified her actions that way.

In short, no, Vriska has not really grown at all like she and everyone else seems to think. And look what’s happening now! She’s about to repeat the exact same mistake (Vriska) did and almost did. Something tells me that this is where everything will go wrong for her.

I only hope that this means (Vriska) will become Vriska again, and maybe, just maybe, her growth can finally be put to productive use.

Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Verily the Prophet of Allah (AS) addressed us one day, saying, “O people, verily the month of Allah has come to you with benediction, mercy and forgiveness - a month that is the best of months in the sight of Allah, whose days are the best of days, whose nights are the best of nights, and whose hours are the best of hours. It is a month wherein you have been invited to the banquet of Allah and have been made worthy of Allah’s magnanimity. Your breaths during this month are considered glorification [of Allah], and your sleep worship. Your actions in it are accepted and your supplication answered…” Upon hearing this, I stood up and asked, 'O Prophet of Allah, what is the best of deeds to be performed in this month?’ He replied, 'O Abu al-Hasan, the best of deeds in this month is to restrain oneself from all that Allah, Mighty and Exalted, has prohibited.’
—  [Amali al-Saduq, p. 84, no. 4]