"Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou"

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

islamicthinking:

Oh Allah, let my death only reach me when You have forgiven my sins & You are pleased with me, aameen.

islamicthinking:

Oh Allah, let my death only reach me when You have forgiven my sins & You are pleased with me, aameen.

islamicthinking:


But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah knows, while you know not [2:216]

islamicthinking:

But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah knows, while you know not [2:216]

(Source: islamic-art-and-quotes)

islamicthinking:

Makkah - Subhanallah

wish i were here now :’)

(Source: iholz)

"

Ya Allah SWT, you are As-Salam, the source of peace. From You is all peace and tranquility.

Ya Salam, there are those across this Ummah that are living in broken homes, that are in broken relationships.

Mothers that are broken with their children, spouses whose relationships is broken, friends whose relationships are broken.

Slaves of Yours whose relationships with You are broken.

Ya Allah SWT, You are the Healer of wounds, You are the Remover of pain, You are the Giver of peace.

Heal the hearts of those whose homes & hearts are broken. Soften the hearts that have become hard with sin.

Give patience and courage to those that are mocked and suffer as they struggle to remain on Your path.

Guide the families that are far away from guidance. Heal the hearts that are hurting and take away the pain.

O Lord of Mankind, make every hardship a means of returning back to You.

Give us peace in our hearts so that we can face every storm with an Alhamdulillah.

Allahuma Ameen.

"

— A beautifully worded dua. (via islamicthinking)

islamicthinking:

#subhannallah the beautiful sky.

islamicthinking:

#subhannallah the beautiful sky.

(Source: navidt2012)




وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِ يُسْرًا


"And whosoever fears God, God makes things easy for him." (Surat at-Talaq 65:4)
وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِ يُسْرًا
"And whosoever fears God, God makes things easy for him." (Surat at-Talaq 65:4)

(Source: islamic-art-and-quotes, via islamicthinking)

islamicthinking:

It’s from the inadequacy of a person to be concerned only with personal gratification & satisfaction.

Do you suffer from face-addiction? Or do you seek beauty in the imperfections of a person?

You may know what you are looking for in a partner, but are you aware of what YOU have to offer?

lionofallah:

The world is a prison for the believer and a paradise for the disbeliever 

- Prophet Muhammad ( SWS )

Source: Sahih Muslim 2956

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lionofallah:

The world is a prison for the believer and a paradise for the disbeliever

- Prophet Muhammad ( SWS )

Source: Sahih Muslim 2956

www.lionofAllah.com

lionofallah:

Some Practical Steps to Waking Up For Fajr
There are many different techniques to try to wake up for Fajr.  They vary from person to person, depending on what prevents a person from waking up.
Physical Preparations
There are various physical preparations:
1) winding down before bed and sleeping early, 2) setting multiple alarms out of one’s immediate reach, 3) simplifying one’s bedding, 4) drinking ample water so one is forced to the washroom, or 5)having a family member or friend wake you up when they rise.  These are some of the main suggestions, of which sleeping early is perhaps the most common remedy.
Mental Preparations
Then, there are mental preparations:
1) before bed, visualizing oneself rising, washing and praying, 2) telling the mind with firm resolve before bed that there is an important appointment at Fajr that one must attend [with Allah], or 3) warning the mind beforehand that the body will indeed be tempted to close its eyes “for just a few more minutes” when the alarm rings- and not to give in to it.
Spiritual PreparationsFinally, there are the spiritual preparations:
1) filling the heart with the importance and love for praying Fajr and the fear of missing it, 2) begging Allah Most High before bed for the ability to wake up the following morning, 3) a feeling deep-seated regret and sadness if one misses it and immediately making it up, and 4) trying to avoid other major sins in one’s life and repenting from them to try to gain divine assistance [tawfiq].
If one accidentally misses Fajr however, while they should feel regretful, they should never feel despair and hopelessness such that they feel dissuaded from trying to wake up the next morning, since it is a sign that they were relying on themselves, and not on Allah Most High as they should be.
The Reality of Fajr
Few people find it hard to wake up if there is a plane to catch the next morning, or a lucrative job interview.  This is because we are so desirous to take that trip or get that job, so our eyes open with vigor when the alarm rings.  Some people might awaken even before the alarm, due to their anticipation.
The only reason this does not happen as often for Fajr is because we haven’t attached the same importance to the Hereafter as we have attached to our worldly lives.  Our awe and sense of duty to Allah Most High might be weaker than our desire for the ephemeral things around us.
Those who are attached to Allah, however, see Fajr as more important than the rest of the day’s affairs put together, and so they find it easy to rise to worship their Lord, in submission and gratitude.  They then find peace from this, which spurs them to rise again, in a positive cycle.  Thus, its about breaking bad cycles and establishing good ones.
May Allah Most High make us all among those who rise and pray Fajr easily and consistently, out of submission and gratitude. - Abdullah Anik Misrawww.lionfofAllah.com

lionofallah:

Some Practical Steps to Waking Up For Fajr

There are many different techniques to try to wake up for Fajr.  They vary from person to person, depending on what prevents a person from waking up.

Physical Preparations

There are various physical preparations:

1) winding down before bed and sleeping early,
2) setting multiple alarms out of one’s immediate reach,
3) simplifying one’s bedding,
4) drinking ample water so one is forced to the washroom, or
5)having a family member or friend wake you up when they rise. 

These are some of the main suggestions, of which sleeping early is perhaps the most common remedy.

Mental Preparations

Then, there are mental preparations:

1) before bed, visualizing oneself rising, washing and praying,
2) telling the mind with firm resolve before bed that there is an important appointment at Fajr that one must attend [with Allah], or
3) warning the mind beforehand that the body will indeed be tempted to close its eyes “for just a few more minutes” when the alarm rings- and not to give in to it.

Spiritual Preparations

Finally, there are the spiritual preparations:

1) filling the heart with the importance and love for praying Fajr and the fear of missing it,
2) begging Allah Most High before bed for the ability to wake up the following morning,
3) a feeling deep-seated regret and sadness if one misses it and immediately making it up, and
4) trying to avoid other major sins in one’s life and repenting from them to try to gain divine assistance [tawfiq].

If one accidentally misses Fajr however, while they should feel regretful, they should never feel despair and hopelessness such that they feel dissuaded from trying to wake up the next morning, since it is a sign that they were relying on themselves, and not on Allah Most High as they should be.

The Reality of Fajr

Few people find it hard to wake up if there is a plane to catch the next morning, or a lucrative job interview.  This is because we are so desirous to take that trip or get that job, so our eyes open with vigor when the alarm rings.  Some people might awaken even before the alarm, due to their anticipation.

The only reason this does not happen as often for Fajr is because we haven’t attached the same importance to the Hereafter as we have attached to our worldly lives.  Our awe and sense of duty to Allah Most High might be weaker than our desire for the ephemeral things around us.

Those who are attached to Allah, however, see Fajr as more important than the rest of the day’s affairs put together, and so they find it easy to rise to worship their Lord, in submission and gratitude.  They then find peace from this, which spurs them to rise again, in a positive cycle.  Thus, its about breaking bad cycles and establishing good ones.

May Allah Most High make us all among those who rise and pray Fajr easily and consistently, out of submission and gratitude. 
Abdullah Anik Misra

www.lionfofAllah.com

lionofallah:

Alif Lam Ra. (This is) a Book which We have revealed to you that you may bring forth men, by their Lord’s permission from utter darkness into light— to the way of the Mighty, the Praised One

Surah Ibraheem | Verse 01

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lionofallah:

Alif Lam Ra. (This is) a Book which We have revealed to you that you may bring forth men, by their Lord’s permission from utter darkness into light— to the way of the Mighty, the Praised One

Surah Ibraheem | Verse 01

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lionofallah:

Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is Allah’s; and whether you manifest what is in your minds or hide it, Allah will call you to account according to it; then He will forgive whom He pleases and chastise whom He pleases, and Allah has power over all things.
Surah Baqarah | Verse 284
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lionofallah:

Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is Allah’s; and whether you manifest what is in your minds or hide it, Allah will call you to account according to it; then He will forgive whom He pleases and chastise whom He pleases, and Allah has power over all things.

Surah Baqarah | Verse 284

More Inspirationwww.lionofAllah.com

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