when you’re honest, some people may think that you’re lying.
and when you aren’t saying anything, they may assume the worst of your thoughts.
when you say you’re happy, they may try to bring you down.
and when you appear to be confident, they may try to instill doubt in your heart.
when you’re trying to do good, they may try to tempt you away from it.
and when you’re being kind to them, they may take advantage of it.
and that’s life. :)
the trick is to not let the opinions of others affect you except positively.
to know yourself well before others, and drive yourself to your destination.
to ignore those who try to bring you down or distract you from your course.
to surround yourself with those who love you and support you.
and to be kind and compassionate to even those who have once tried to hurt you.
because you know that you have the strength not to crumble and act lowly under difficult situations.
that we’re all brothers and sisters in need of one another.
and that no one (except God and yourself) has the power to decide how you should live your life.
love what you’re doing.
and find purpose in your actions.
if you find that it’s not good, don’t do it.
live only for the love of God.
Whenever Allah’s Apostle went to bed, he used to recite Surat-al-Ikhlas, Surat-al-Falaq and Surat-an-Nas and then blow on his palms and pass them over his face and those parts of his body that his hands could reach. And when he fell ill, he used to order me to do like that for him.” —sahih bukhari Volume 7, Book 71, Number 644: (via voicewithin) (via essentia) (via lesuoracxobnit)
Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was not argumentative, did not talk too much and did not concern himself with matters that were not his business.
(from the book the ideal Muslim by Muhammad ali al hashimi)
Over time, I’ve found that Islam is such a beautiful religion as I learn to appreciate the meaning of what being a Muslim is and putting my faith in God. I find it a shame (and such a sad reality) it is that many of our born Muslims brothers and sisters have yet to see the beauty their religion and God, believing instead that it does nothing but limit them from living and enjoying their lives fully.