Riyad as-Salihin, The Book of Good Manners
Book 2, Hadith 685
Narrated ‘Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri (ra):
Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “The most evil of the people to Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be the man who consorts with his wife and then publicizes her secret.”[Muslim].
Mothers hold a high status in the religion of Islam contrary to the Pre-Islamic days where mothers could be inherited and enslaved by their own children. When the Holy Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) began his prophethood, he banned this evil practise and taught his followers that respect begins at home with your own mother.
. Allah (ﷻ) said ❝ We have enjoined on man and woman to be good to his/her parents; show gratitude to Me and to thy parents; to Me is (thy final) Goal.❞
📔 Qur’an 31:14
. The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝Paradise lies at the feet of your mothers.❞
📔 Sunan an-Nasa’i
. Imam as-Sadiq (عليه السلام) said: ❝Once a person came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and asked him about good treatment to parents. Then, he said ‘Treat kindly your mother, treat kindly your mother, and treat kindly your mother; be kind to your father, be kind to your father, and be kind to your father but begin (that kindness) with your mother before your father’.❞
. Narrated Abu Usaid Saidi: ❝We were sitting with the Messenger of God (ﷺ) when a man came up to him and said ❝Oh Messenger of God, do my parents have rights over me now that they are dead?❞ The Holy Prophet replied ❝Yes you must pray to God so that He may bless them with His forgiveness and mercy, fulfil any promises they made to anyone and respect their relations and friends.❞
📔 Ibn Majah
. Imam Zainulabedin (عليه السلام) said ❝Then the right of your mother is that you should know that she carried you where no one carries anyone, and she fed you with the fruit of her heart - that which no one feeds anyone, and she protected you with her hearing and sight, and her hands and legs, and her hair and skin and all her other organs. She was highly delighted to do so. She was happy and eager, enduring the harm and the pains, and the heaviness and the grief until the Mighty Hand expelled you out of her and delivered you out to the Earth.
She did not care if she went hungry as long as you ate, and if she was naked as long as you were clothed, and if she was thirsty as long as you drank, and if she was in the sun as long as you were in the shade, and if she was miserable as long as you were happy, and if she was deprived of sleeping as long as you were resting. And her abdomen was your abode, and her lap was your seat, and her breast was your supply of drink, and her soul was your fort. She protected you from the heat and the cold of this world. Then you should thank her for all that. You will not be able to show her gratitude unless through God’s help and His granting you success.❞
📔 The Treaty of Rights
. Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) said “For me there is no better role model or inspiration than my mother Lady Fatima Zahra (سلام الله علیها).”
We were laughing
as the world burned down all around us
getting a little high on the smoke,
The piles of bodies smoldered
way up high upon the hilltops
you made a Pieter Brueghel joke,
We weren’t all that sad
not inclined to feel the sorrow
even if this was the end of days
No angels were a fallen
into the broken filthy cities
which we never cared too much for anyways,
No paradise lost
Milton could go fuck himself
every prophet was just a lying fool
the perverse and corrupt
have always held the high seat
wielding death just like any other tool,
What the power mad forgot
what they chose to blind themselves too
was a lesson they would finally now learn
All their gates and all their guards
haven’t built another world
just like all the rest of us they will now burn
A believer should be with Allah under all circumstances – in weakness and in strength, in poverty and prosperity, in happiness and sorrow. Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) advised us: “Be mindful of Allah in prosperity, and He will remember you in adversity.” [Sunan al-Tirmidhî (2516)]
A’isha (May Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said “Six are cursed, being cursed by Allah and by every Prophet that came: (1) The one who adds to Allah’s Book, (2) the one who denies Allah’s Qadar, (3) the one who rules with tyranny by which he honors whom Allah has debased, and he dishonors whom Allah has honored, (4) and the one who legalizes what Allah forbade, (5) and the one from my family who legalizes what Allah forbade, (6) and the abandoner of my Sunnah.“
She loves you so much that every single night she wrote poetry about you—praying to every saint, every prophet, and every angel in heaven with tears brimming in her eyes because of how thankful she is to have you. She loves you so much to the point that she falls asleep with a smile on her face, knowing that you love her just as much, too.
Witchcraft isn’t as aesthetic as it’s portrayed.
It can totally be like those mood boards, or those pictures of witches surrounded by thousands of crystals and candles.
But more often than not
It’s kinda just mundane
Like I vent to my single amethyst geode piece and sing to my kidney bean plant and how he’s growing so well (His name’s Aaron.)
I practice spells on the floor of my bathroom in pyjamas with Hey Ya! by Outkast playing in the background
I make sigils in the corners of my notes like
Don’t think you’re less witchy because you use rocks instead of crystals, because you aren’t.