to my sisters, truths learned:

a man who wants you to change is in need of that change in himself.

drop any part of yourself for a man and be sure that man is going to drop you.

change for a man and that man will change towards you.

be who you be and let the world bring you the man who is worthy of you.

Change to better you for your own sake, for the sake of your next life. There is no good in pleasing people. Please God. He will be pleased at your good. People will not. It will frighten them and make them question their goodness. They will hate you for inspiring them because being ignorant is more fun than being full of goodness. The goodness will last. The fun will not.

wow u seem really knowledgeable about Islam mashallah.
listen, could u make a post one day on the diseases of the heart? or send me a link about it?
it sounds intriguing and definitely something i need to work on. i am totally a nefs worshipper sometimes... i guess it's a form of Shirk..


not knowledgeable. just a student :)

iA, i will def post about the diseases of the heart. that’s a really great idea. i’m new to this tumblr thing though so bear with me! 

could u please explain your recent post? i was curious, what's a nefs worshipper?

It’s about being overly satisfied with something you’ve done and feeling a satisfaction about it. That is ‘ujb, one of the diseases of the heart. The moments when i think I have stumbled upon something truly great- I lose it and I am humbled by those moments. They bring me back down to modesty and humility rather than ego inflating self satisfaction. A nefs worshipper is one who is narcissistic and self obsessed. The nefs is the lowly self or ego. We have to strive be conscious worshippers of Allah, only. 



Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less
C.S Lewis  (via hamstershorts)

such bliss breathes obliviousness


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  • The Jews of Islam Bernard Lewis
  • Understanding Islam Frithjof Schuon
  • Deciphering the Signs of God: A Phenomenological Approach to Islam Annemarie Schimmel
  • A Heartbreaking Work of a Staggering Genius Dave [LOVE] Eggars
  • The Generous Quran: The Bees
  • Jesus the Good Man, Christ the Scoundrel Phillip Pullman


  • The Novel
  • Middle Finger Poetry
  • Random Essays
  • (should be writing for grad school apps…am i? nope)


  • Why tumblr was not part of my life before?
  • Why we come to think in the languages we think in? Does our consciousness adopt language because it must- is there a language of consciousness that is not language in our understanding, because what does the consciousness of a deaf person sound like if mine sounds English as an English speaking hearing person?
  • If i see so much hypocrisy in the world, does that mean that i too am guilty of it? 
  • Why can’t i believe in baby steps?


  • Omar Faruk Tekbilek
  • Umm Kuthoum: Ba3eed 3annak
  • Mos Def: No Hay Nada Mas
To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.
Woody Allen (via theironlion)
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