It is important to look at the life of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and know that no one faced greater tribulation. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم lived to see all of his children buried, except for Fatima. How many people experience that in their lifetime? Out of six children, he saw five of them perish. His father died before his birth. His mother died when he was just a boy. His guardian grandfather then died. When he received his calling, he saw his people turn against him with vehemence and brutality. People who had once honored him now slandered him, calling him a madman, liar, and sorcerer. They stalked him and threw stones at him until he bled. They boycotted him and composed stinging invectives against him. He lost his closest friends and relatives, like Hamza, who was killed on the battlefield. His beloved wife Khadija after 25 years of blissful marriage died during the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم most difficult moment. Abu Talib, his protecting uncle, also died. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was the target of 13 assassination attempts. How many people have faced all of that? Not once in a single hadith is there a complaint from him–except when beseeching his Lord. — Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on the sabr of Prophet Muhammad (saws)
(Source: createdfromclay, via khushamdeed)
Ramadan is over but my sleeping schedule hasn’t been notified yet. Ugh.
I think about her often. -
July 25th, 2013
At 8AM in the morning, a girl was struck by a light rail subway in downtown Houston. She was dragged underneath it and pushed up against the platform 15 feet away, and pronounced dead.
She was a 20 year old student at Rice University, on her way to her architecture internship. I…
Going through the Eid tag is making me very happy.
Eid Mubarak to all and may God keep you radiant and beautiful and bless with you everything that is good in this life and the next.
This picture is roaming around Iraqi Facebook pages & profiles. It says ‘Without you [Assyrians] we celebrate no Eid’ (A Muslim festival marking the end of Ramadan)
May Allah protect you, love you, guide you and preserve you, whoever you are, you and those you love. Eid Mubarak. — Tariq Ramadan