state of faith

imagine being the inquisitor’s family and finding out what happened to them 

“well……..your relative is the sole survivor of an apocalyptic explosion and the inadvertent founder of a cult, and has now become the leader of what is essentially a small but well-armed city-state of the faithful”

“what the fuck, steve”

It increases your Iman, whether you’re a child, woman, or man
Brings you closer to Ar-Rahman: La ilaha illa Allah
Believe and repeat until you beat, all the Shaytani deceit
Tweet, treat and taste how sweet: La ilaha illa Allah
Many authentic narrations, to the Prophet of the nation
State that it’s faith’s foundation: La ilaha illa Allah
It’s the basis of the creed, it’s the statement of Tawheed,
It’s the key to all you need: La ilaha illa Allah
It’s a spiritual direction, correction and protection
It gives Love and affection: La ilaha illa Allah
It’s the light in the creation, alleviating agitation
It’s the key to your salvation: La ilaha illa Allah
It heals you from any illness; it leads you to all goodness,
It is the Awliyas business: La ilaha illa Allah
Repeat it day and night, say it with love and be polite
It is light upon light: La ilaha illa Allah
—  Shaykh Dr. Muhammad bin Yahya al-Husayni al-Ninowy
Dua for the Dead

Allahummaghfir lihaiyina wa maiyitina, wa shahidina wa gha'ibina, wa saghirina wa kabirina, wa dhakarina wa unthana. Allahumma man ahyaitahu minna faahyihi ‘alal-Islam, wa man tawaffaytahu minna fa tawaffahu ‘alal- iman. Allahumma la tahrimna ajrahu wa la tudillana ba'dah.

O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females. O Allah, whomever of us You cause to live, let him live in Islam, and whomever of us You cause to die, let him die in (a state of) faith. O Allah, do not deprive us of his reward, and do not let us go astray after him

The shaking of our faith is to awaken us to the state of our faith … Do we believe what we say we do?
—  Cherie Hill “Faith Under Construction”

Tagged by @holdmyhansolo to create my own personal moodboard…I cheated because I’m lazy, so the formatting isn’t what everything usually is. And I have an extra pic.

But that’s just a part of my personality; never do anything the normal way!!

Tagging: @eirianerisdar @legobiwan @izzytheinsomniac @liveandletrain @celestial-bananas

Note: none of these belong to me!!!


Why I Support a One State Solution

Published on Mar 10, 2017

Faith Goldy is on assignment in Israel for Visiting the Jewish state changed her mind on one important issue…

I was so confused by how they positioned Trish’s relationship with Jessica in the pilot like?? 

We’re first introduced to Jessica as a badass PI and cynical misanthrope who states that she has no faith in humanity/relationships and thus generally avoids getting “involved” with people?? 

But then we are shown the huge bus ads and posters with Trish’s face plastered all over them as the literal representation of ~the only exception~?? And we see that Jessica just can’t stop thinking about her??? She sees Trish everywhere, not only in her thoughts but everywhere she turns???

Then Jessica climbs onto Trish’s balcony to ask for help when she finds out that Kilgrave is back, which, correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t balconies often coded in distinctly romantic ways (also Jessica is almost romantically framed with pretty city lights in the background and both of them have their hair gently blowing in the wind like are you kidding me)????

And their conversation is basically just two former lovers being emotional and talking about their past and their feelings what with “you shut me out” and “you were keeping tabs on me?” and “I was never the hero you wanted me to be”????? 

Like, what the fuck were you trying to do show?????? AM I READING TOO MUCH INTO THINGS

Do I believe that the world would be better off without religion? No!

Do I believe that the world would be better off if religion did not impact public policy? Yes!

Do I believe that the world would be better off if religion was not forced on children? Yes!

Do I believe that the world would be better off if religion was only kept as a spiritual personal journey and did not force its way on others or impact other people? Yes!

holiness is not a state of perfection but a faithful striving that lasts a lifetime. It is expressed primarily in small ways, day after day, through the practice of forgiveness, patience, self-sacrifice, and compassion
—  Dorothy Day, the Duty of Delight
We’ve entered the last 10 days of Ramadan so make sure to make every one of them count!

Here are some things you can do: 

  • wake up in the last 1/3 of the night and pray tahajjud (night prayers. 2+ rakaas) 
  • read/memorize parts of the Quran 
  • watch Islamic lectures
  • ask for forgiveness (Allahumma innaka afuyyun tuhibbul afwa fa afu anna)
  • dhikr (repeat subhanallah, Allahu akbar, alhamdulillah many times) 

If you don’t think you can do that, here are some easier things you can do: 

  • say Surat al-Ikhlas 3x. It counts as reading the entire Quran 
  • say the above forgiveness duaa 10x 
  • pat yourself on the back and go back to sleep

These last days are super important because Laylatul Qadr (Night of Decree) falls on one of the days. It was the night that the Quran was first revealed. There are unimaginable blessings in this night and this single day could singlehandedly save your hereafter. So don’t miss out! 

May we reach the end of Ramadan in the best state of iman (faith). 

“Hello officer.”

“Yeah, the fuck do you…..holy shit, I apologize Titan. W-what can I do for you?” The security officer asked, clumsily making his way to his feet. Faith seemed quite amused by it and cracked a smile.

“No need to call me that, Faith will do.” She replied, her voice as smooth as honey.

“Oh, ok sure thing Faith. What can I do for you?”

“I heard you have a hunter in holding, she’s an exo and a very dear friend of mine. I was wondering if I could have a word with her.” Faith stated, short sweet and to the point. Her words from before still echoing in his ears when he replied.

“Sure. I really shouldn’t though, only law officers are allowed back there, but I’ll make an exception for a pretty girl such as yourself.” Faith was taken aback when he called her pretty, it had been quite some time since someone called her that.

“That works. Oh, one more thing, I’ll need her ghost. I still can’t for the life of me understand sign language.” She said.

They reached the interrogation room where Aria was being held a few minutes later, the guard droning on about something unimportant that took an unexpected turn as he started talking about his sister being confined to the house. Their journey came to a stop outside the door.

“…and so THEN my brother started going around in makeup and kinda went a little crazy trying to get out of the house. Oh, we’re here.”

“So it seems, thank you for taking me here.” She replied, wiping her look of intense disgust off of her face instantly, bringing out her most convincing fake smile before turning away and looking through the tiny window in the door to the hunter trying to do a horrible magic trick.

“You’re welcome. may I ask a quick question?” The guard asked. Faith shook, she knew exactly what he was gonna ask and she just wanted to get in the room.

“Under any other circumstances I’d say yes but I just want to get my friend right now if that’s ok?”

“Sure.” He started, unlocking the door before continuing, “Just be careful, I wouldn’t trust her as far as I could throw her.” He finished, giving Faith a creepy wink before handing her the hunter’s ghost and walking back to where he came. She jumped at the opportunity to get in the room once he was gone, leaving the door propped open by the empty chair in the room. Aria looked up at the titan before signing her greetings.

[Took you long enough, nice armor, you do something new to it?] Faith rolled her eyes before tossing Aria her ghost. The ghost made quick work re-initializing Aria’s voice module.and once that was done, Aria jumped up out of her seat, bouncing on the balls of her feet.

“I’m only doing this as a favor for Erin, don’t go getting any ideas.” Faith informed, grabbing Aria by the bicep and guiding her out through the station.

“Aww, and here I thought you missed me. Also on a totally unrelated note, what did that lard-ass ask you that made you shake so much?” Aria asked, her deep voice coming through as she followed behind Faith, subtly checking out her butt.

“He was gonna ask to kiss me.”

“Damn, did he tell you a weird story about his sister?” Aria asked, shaking at the thought of him being sexual in any way.

“Yeah, I wanted to vomit the entire time he was talking about her. Did he tell you the same story?”

“Yup, I’m just glad Erin isn’t here, she’d have vaporized him without a second thought.” Aria replied, the two walked in silence down the hall back to the front desk.

“Hey assfuck, I’m gonna need my shit that you bastards took.” The hunter commanded, slamming her fist on the desk for added dramatic effect. The guard nodded, running off to the back to retrieve Aria’s helmet, cloak, and weapons, trying not to trip over her cloak or drop anything on his way back. She grinned, putting on the cloak and helmet before bothering with the hand cannon and sniper.

“Thanks, maybe you guys ain’t so worthless after all.” Aria muttered under her breath, making her way to the door before Faith reached out and grabbed her cloak, stopping her in her tracks.

“I’m sorry, what my friend meant to say was thank you.” Faith informed, letting go of Aria’s cloak. The hunter reached the door and paused before turning around and going back to the desk.

“Can you get Sargent Dickface McJackoff for me?” Aria asked, the guard at the desk knew who she meant and got up to get him. When he got back with the other guard, he sat back down at his desk, Aria punched the creep n the gut, bringing him to his knees before kicking him in the chest and turning him onto his back. He laid on his back, coughing as Aria walked up to her and put her foot on his throat.

“No one would miss you. Not your mom and definitely not the sister that you don’t let out of the house, but that’d be letting you off easy.” Aria started before Faith grabbed her by the cloak and dragged her out before she could finish beating up the guard.

If I was in another part of the world and told people about my faith, I would surely die just for opening my mouth.

But I’m here. And why am I still alive while others die for their beliefs? I’ll never know. But as long as God keeps me breathing in a country where I’m able to speak, I won’t take that opportunity for granted, and I won’t pass it up either.
God’s love has done way too much in my life to keep quiet about it. It’s my God-given duty to love so radically that people wonder why.

My dear brothers and sisters, if you live in a country where you’re able to speak up, you have no excuse. The Gospel has the power to change people’s lives. Surely it is Good News… share it!


Happy Independence Day Nigeria!

Nigeria's national motto since 1978: “Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress”

Happy Independence Day to our fellow Nigerians! In celebration of this special day we have put together our top 10 favourite Nigerian songs to be released so far this year. Stay tuned!

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