Beautiful faces are not necessarily those which have had make up and foundation placed upon them after sitting down for hours trying to get it right in order to hide the blemishes. Beautiful faces are those which are placed down in prostration out of humility and awe for the Great One. Beautiful faces are ones that are illuminated through the water of wudhu in the middle of the night and decorated by the light of loving the Messenger. Beautiful lips are not always attained through lip gloss and lip stick. They are attained through the remembrance of Allah and through us practising the Muhammadan Smile ﷺ when life is tough and you feel like giving up. Beautiful eyes are not always achieved through mascara and the lengthening of eye lashes. Beautiful eyes are achieved through repentance and saying sorry all alone whilst the world sleep. They are achieved through us weeping in the love of Madinah and through us constantly yearning for the Custodian of the Green Dome. Beautiful bodies are not always attained through desiring superficial bodies like those we see on TV. Beautiful bodies are attained through standing, bowing, sitting and praying like we saw in the Tayba of the Beloved.
so it goes… i don’t care how cheesy this sounds, but i finally got to properly listen to reputation just yesterday and it’s completely gorgeous. i was totally enchanted by each and every song and i have to say that i really wasn’t ready for it. all the songs on this album really are sweeter than fiction and i just can’t seem to shake it off. you are a superstar and your haters should get the hint by now that you’re untouchable. i love you so much and i wish you would notice me someday. it’ll probably be the best day of my life. you are my idol and will remain so, forever & always. ❤️️❤️️❤️️
p.s. my favorite song from the album has to be this is why we can’t have nice things (for reasons that i hope are obvious)
I have been very emo and nostalgic today on the eve of the Reputation release so this is gonna be a thread that chronicles my 11 year relationship with @taylorswift ok here we go.
I am 15. I see a blonde curly haired teenager release a song called “Tim McGraw” as the iTunes free single of the week. I find out she writes all of her own songs. Her name is Taylor.
I am 16. I meet Taylor before a Rascal Flatts concert. I am in complete shock at how kind she is and how much time she takes to talk to me. She hugs me like we’re high school friends.
I am 17. I blast “You Belong With Me” with the windows down as I drive the long way home and think about the boy I’ve had a crush on throughout high school. Fearless becomes a mantra I will carry with me for years to come.
I am 18. I watch Taylor win Album of the Year at the Grammys. I realize that a young woman can write about her life, feelings, emotions and be taken seriously.
I am 19. Taylor writes “Speak Now” completely alone and sells over a million copies in the first week. I realize a young 20-something writing about her feelings can stand in success all on her own.
I am 20. I listen to “Long Live” on an endless loop as I try to figure out where I fit in, as a teenager or as an adult or maybe both.
I am 21. “Red” is released and doesn’t leave the CD player in my car for 2 years. It becomes the soundtrack to my final year of college as I attempt to figure out who I want to be when I leave.
I am 22. I make my own music video for “22” with my closest friends. I listen to “State of Grace” and wonder what could have been if I had been brave enough to say yes.
I am 23. “1989” is released and I realize that people may change, but you still remain the core of who you are through your words.
I am 24. I still cry every time I listen to “Clean,” especially when hearing it live for the first time because it reminds me of being 21. Per tradition, I draw a 13 on my hand and write lyrics down both of my arms for the tour.
I am 25. This is first year without a Taylor album or tour. I find myself replaying the debut album to feel innocent, Fearless to feel young, Speak Now to feel inspired, Red to cope with heartache and 1989 to dance.
I am 26. A new era is here. I know the curly haired blonde devoted to her sweeping melodies and romanticized bridges still lives. I know all the kingdom lights shine just for me and you even after all these years. IT IS TIME.
Hey TayBae! This is my little sister Ashlyn ( @polaroidswiftfrom1989) shes been to 7 of your shows, and sadly the Columbus night 2 show on September 18th is her last one for this tour. Ashlyn loves you so so much, and has stood by your side since she first saw you at the Fearless tour. She was denied to be my guest for the secret sessions and as heartbroken as she was, we know it just wasn’t her time to meet you.
Nothing would make us happier than to be able to see a photo of you guys together. We love you SO much, and we’ll see you September 18th.
All the love,
Amanda & Ashlyn <3
P.S She’s more active on Instagram, her username is ashlynlovestaylor :)
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Madinah is often referred to as Madinatul Munawwarah or ‘the City of Light’, Madinatun Nabi or ‘the City of the Prophet’,Madinatun Noor or ‘the City of Light’, or Tayba/Taba meaning ‘pure, pleasant’.
The name Taba is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an [59:9] and the name Tayba is mentioned in several Hadith.
Sayyidina Abu Humaid (RadiAllahu Anhu) narrates that upon approaching Madinah from Tabuk, the Beloved Messenger of Allah (SalAllahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wassallam) said, “This isTaba.” [Bukhari, Book 30, Hadith no. 96]
The Beloved Messenger of Allah (SalAllahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wassallam) said, “They call it Yathrib but it is Madinah.” [Bukhari, Book 1, Hadith no. 252]
It is not permissible and is forbidden to call Madinah by the name of Yathrib. This is a sin and a major disrespect to the sacred City.
This view is supported by Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan (Alaihi Al rehma), who also quotes a Hadith from Imam Ahmad’s (Alaihi Al Rehma) Musnad [Vol. 4, page 285] in which the Beloved Messenger of Allah (SalAllahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wassallam) said,“Whoever calls Madinah Yathrib, it is necessary for him to repent. Madinah is Tayba, Madinah is Tayba.”
Tayba and Taba both are derived from one root word; Tayb, meaning pure and pleasant. Madinah was named as such for its pleasantness, and for the fact that a beautiful fragrance is found in its sacred air which is not found elsewhere.