Before going out to brunch today, we went to visit my friend’s grave site who passed away earlier this year. He was 23 years old and practically like family because we grew up together.
Prior to today, I had never been at a cemetery or even a burial in my life. I didn’t even attend his burial in January because my emotionally I was too weak. But visiting him today really put things into perspective at just how temporary and insignificant this world is. I stood there looking at where he is now thinking of how that is everyone’s final destination. I felt like the world around me was completely quiet and non-existent. I thought of how we spend too much time worrying about the wrong things and not enough time on building up good deeds to take with us. Because honestly that is all you take with you to this place: your deeds.
I pray that all of us are among the ones who are granted peace and tranquility when we arrive here and are forgiven for that which displeases the One
If you could read Al-fatiha for Ahmad Bader, I know he would appreciate it.
I ended up going with the houndstooth print shirt for this Eid gathering today as well as cutting the hair! Hay now :)
So i *attempted* to make Eid cards this year and this was the outcome.
As soon as I had uttered these words I felt remorse, for I had not intended to injure the old man’s religious feelings. But the hajji did not appear in the least offended. He smiled with his toothless mouth and replied:
‘How else then should we worship God? Did He not create both, soul and body, together? And this being so, should man not pray with his body as well as with his soul? Listen, I will tell you why we Muslims pray as we pray. We turn toward the Kaaba, God’s holy temple in Mecca, knowing that the faces of all Muslims, wherever they may be, are turned to it in prayer, and that we are like one body, with Him as the centre of our thoughts. First we stand upright and recite from the Holy Koran, remembering that it is His Word, given to man that he may be upright and steadfast in life. Then we say, “God is the Greatest,” reminding ourselves that no one deserves to be worshipped but Him; and bow down deep because we honour Him above all, and praise His power and glory. Thereafter we prostrate ourselves on our foreheads because we feel that we are but dust and nothingness before Him, and that He is our Creator and Sustainer on high. Then we lift our faces from the ground and remain sitting, praying that He forgives our sins and bestow His grace upon us, and guide us aright, and give us health and sustenance. Then we again prostrate ourselves on the ground and touch the dust with our foreheads before the might and the glory of the One. After that, we remain sitting and pray that He bless the Prophet Muhammad who brought His message to us, just as He blessed the earlier Prophets; and that He bless us as well, and all those who follow the right guidance; and we ask Him to give us of the good of this world and of the good of the world to come. In the end we turn our heads to the right and to the left, saying, “Peace and the grace of God be upon you” - and thus greet all who are righteous, wherever they may be.
‘It was thus that our Prophet used to pray and taught his followers to pray for all times, so that they might willingly surrender themselves to God - which is what Islam means - and so be at peace with Him and with their own destiny.’
But all i’ve got to say at this point,
And perhaps for the rest of my existence ,
Is that there’s a long way to go.
— Nasim Asgari-revolutionizethesoul (via coffeeandfaith)
Did I mention how at work today a white man walked in to list his apartment for rent and completely bashed immigrants? He said and I quote “Those Indian foreigners, I don’t want them, they are filthy” and my head tilted to the side and I looked at him. He then saw me and gave me a side eye and said “I mean you’re not a foreigner are you?” He kept going on and on in front of my boss and co-workers till we both stopped him to school him a bit on the etiquette of at least being a decent human being.
Not to mention his breath reeked of shit.
0/10 is your existence’s score.
Because I can’t decide on which top to go with this black pleated maxi skirt, I’d like opinions puhleaze :)
Seen in Jamaica, Queens.
This man is fine.
Not into Drake but he looks faaahiiinneee here.
shoutout to Sam for letting me paint a sunset on him
i freaking love this omg can i have a boy who will let me be his canvas omg please
i love grandmas so much
from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour
Teta knows what’s up.
ayeeee muy ma down for the cause. <3 :-* allahy 5aleeha ^__^
Eid Mubarak everyone! insha’Allah all of your prayers, duas, and positive efforts are accepted. May you all always be under Allah’s protection 💕