Inside the cave underneath the Dome of the Rock [the “Rock” portion]
In the Islamic faith, this is the location from which it is believed that the Prophet Muhammad [SaW] ascended to Heaven with the angel Gabriel
The answer to my prayers might have just occurred. If you could please please make duaa that everything works out ill seriously appreciate it. I know I’ve been asking for so much duaa recently but this is something so much more beyond me. And it affects sooo many people. Thank you again.
Assalamualaikum, friend! How are you on this beautiful day?
Alhamdulillah, we are well, inshAllah you are doing well :)
“O Allah, keep me alive as long as You know that life is better for me, and make me die when death is better for me.”
Reportedly said by The Prophet, recorded in both Bukhari and Muslim.
If you have said something to discourage someone from becoming a Muslim, like that they’d be “appropriating Muslim culture” or whatever other garbage, I honestly think you should be ashamed of yourself.
I’m about to go on a bit of a rant, because frankly, I need to.
It truly makes me so sad that I really wanted to wear the hijab but people were so quick to bash me for the way I was wearing it (although there were plenty of people that were so supportive). It should be something beautiful, between God and I, something that will happen gradually out of genuine love and belief, not anyone or anything else and that’s what so many people failed to understand. Hijab is such a struggle, especially in America and in the fashion industry. The ignorance that hateful people have concerning the hijab is so real. Hijab isn’t just about covering the hair (not that I disregard that rule). I’m a normal 21-year-old that’s experiencing life and is going through the highs and lows. I’m not sure why people expect that bloggers or prominent figures to be the best. We have faults and weaknesses too. Just because our struggles may be highly publicized doesn’t mean you can disregard the idea of acknowledging our faults privately. You don’t know what I, or others, go though. How can you truly understand my struggles when all you see are the good moments shared through social media outlets? We all have struggles, most of them internal, but my struggle is an external one- a head cover. We (hijabis) at some point, all, experience this struggle and know what it feels like. So stick together.
What’s most sad to me is that most of the hateful and nasty messages and emails that I have ever received concerning the hijab, was from hijabis and muslims. If you understand the struggle, how can you bash on someone that’s going through the same exact thing as you are?
I will never stop trying to wear the hijab, and that is something that I will always keep between god and I because he is the only one that will truly understand my intentions. But that’s not why I write you this message. This message isn’t meant for pity. This message was intended to raise awareness on how ununited we stand and how vicious we are towards eachother, as a community. When one of us struggles, all of us do- and that should be a reason enough to stand by one another. I’m tired of people being shunned away from religion and community based on personal decisions and it’s not okay. Myself, and so many others, have been a victim of this whether it was the online community or our own Muslim communities at home. Nobody wants to feel left out. None of us are perfect and if you can’t accept that, then you’re doing a poor job at practicing yourself.
There. I got it off my chest. From now on, no more discussing or labeling will be happening on any of my social media outlets. If I see anything negative (this includes sarcastic comments), I will delete and block because I do what I do because it makes me happy. You’re not allowed into my happy bubble if you’re going to be a meanie pants.
Peace and love.
— Jamie Tworkowski (via thatkindofwoman)
When you are in sujood, your eyes see nothing. Your eyes face the ground to disconnect yourself from your worldly matters. You’re in sujood to detach yourself from material possessions. When you’re in sujood, you are reminded you are being connected to God and God only.
I prayed in this mosque, like a decade ago
my social studies teacher once told us “human beings are the most selfish of all. even when someone dies, you shed tears only because they are no more around to provide you with whatever they had been for so long”
and it has been 3 years since she said this and this is still what i think about at night
“…Know that whatever misses you could never have hit you and what hits you could never have missed you…” - Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)