stop romanticizing the idea of becoming so dependent on another human being that you cannot function adequately without their presence goodbye
People say to you, ‘you’ve changed’, or something like that, well, I hope, for the sake of God that you have changed, because I don’t want to be the same person all my life. I want to be growing, I want to be expanding. I want to be changing. Because animate things change, inanimate things don’t change. Dead things don’t change. And the heart should be alive, it should be changing, it should be moving, it should be growing, its knowledge should be expanding.”
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf(via rasouli)
“يا أخي المسلم ! إذا رأيت قلبك لا يتأثر بالقرآن، فاتهم نفسك، لأن الله أخبر أن هذا القرآن لو نزل على جبلٍ لتصدع، وقلبك يتلى عليه القرآن ولا يتأثر.
Oh my Muslim brother! If you find that your heart isn’t affected by the Quran, then blame yourself. Because Allah says that if this Quran were revealed on top of a mountain, it would crumble. And the Quran is recited on your heart and it’s not even affected.”
Sheikh Muhammad bin Saalih al ‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullah)
“Sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.”
Lisa Unger (via thoughtsofnolana)