Make the most of life no matter what anyone thinks. Even the ones who love you get it wrong sometimes. You should aim to please only your Ilah.

Anonymous asked:
Hey I need some one-on-one advice. I stumbled across your blog and you seem pretty rad. I am a sophmore in college who wants to start wearing a hijab. My family is muslim, but not the kind that cover themselves, my mom is kind of against the idea of that (but she doesn't have much deen left anyway). I don't want my dad to like think I am doing it to like impress him or anyone, except Allah. I just feel confused cause I'm not sure if I can wear it or not. I just don't want to be judged.


First off, you will be judged. When you wear hijab you will be judged by close ones, acquaintances, and strangers. And you will also be judged if you don’t wear it. So frankly, that’s an irrelevant fear.

Second, if you want to do this for Allah and not to impress anyone, then why factor in what everyone else around you is going to think? If you want to put it on, then it’s about how YOU feel.

It is a hard thing to do. I won’t lie, but anyone can do it. You just gotta keep remembering why you wear it, and not let anyone’s opinion steer you.

Call on your Lord when your heart is brittle, that is a time when it’s in pieces and the Light of Allah can fill the gaps. That is why Allāh is with the broken hearted.
Shaykh Ḥamza Yūsuf  (via theconsciousmuslim)

It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish (via observando)