“Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.” ― John Green
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Bilal was a black slave belonging to ‘Umayyah ibn Khalaf. He was tall, thin and slightly hump-backed. Thick grayish hair crowned his head. He moved about silently - speaking only in reply. He was born to two slave parents, making him a slave. He used to travel to ash-Sham for ‘Umayyah’s trading caravan, braving the bitter cold of winter and the extreme heat of summer. His only recompense was a handful of dates each day that he ate to strengthen his body. At his master’s house he would serve the guests while going hungry. He was overworked and mistreated as were ‘Umayyah’s other slaves.www.LionOfAllah.com

it has been so so long since i’ve last written something here. i’ve truly missed writing. i’ve also missed reading. it’s been a while since i just sat down with a good book and just read. i’m taking time getting adjusted to the new changes around me but insya’allah i’ll get better. 

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Normally when you are making Dawah to your friends or relatives, to pray five times daily or to start practicing Hijab etc etc…most of them will respond by saying,”pray that Allah guides us” or “I’ll do it whenever Allah guides me”!!
They mean after hearing the proofs and the truth…most of all after having the Quran as our guide….they still wait for guidance..without even trying to get it???
In various verses of the Quran a phrase "yahdee man yashaa" or "yahdee man yureedu" 22:16) appears which is commonly translated as "He (Allah) guides those whom He Wills"
This is misunderstood by many muslims that if guidance depends upon Allah’s Will, then there is nothing one can do about it. There is no use of making any effort to attain guidance- When Allah shall Will, we will be guided. If Allah shall not Will, we cannot attain guidance no matter how much we strive for it.
Although the phrase "yahdee man yashaa"is usually translated as "He guides those whom He Wills", it is perfectly correct, according to the Arabic Grammar, to translate this phrase as ”He guides those who will (to be guided)”. But this does not remove the basic confusion i.e. Does Allah guide all those who will to be guided? Or there is something that we “must do” in order to attain guidance? In other words, are there any rules or laws or criteria according to which the guidance is attained or Does Allah just select some people randomly to guide?? Auzu Billah#FoodForThoughtwww.LionOfAllah.com
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Crimson Crags, Cerro Torre, Patagonia (Argentina) by AndersonImages
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This is how you lose her. 
You lose her when you forget to remember the little things that mean the world to her: the sincerity in a stranger’s voice during a trip to the grocery, the delight of finding something lost or forgotten like a sticker from when she was five, the selflessness of a child giving a part of his meal to another, the scent of new books in the store, the surprise short but honest notes she tucks in her journal and others you could only see if you look closely. 
You must remember when she forgets. 
You lose her when you don’t notice that she notices everything about you: your use of the proper punctuation that tells her continuation rather than finality, your silence when you’re about to ask a question but you think anything you’re about to say to her would be silly, your mindless humming when it is too quiet, your handwriting when you sign your name in blank sheets of paper, your muted laughter when you are trying to be polite, and more and more of what you are, which you don’t even know about yourself, because she pays attention. 
She remembers when you forget. 
You lose her for every second you make her feel less and less of the  beauty that she is. When you make her feel that she is replaceable. She wants to feel cherished. When you make her feel that you are fleeting. She wants you to stay. When you make her feel inadequate. She wants to know that she is enough and she does not need to change for you, nor for anyone else because she is she and she is beautiful, kind and good.
You must learn her. 
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to. 
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.

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you have to read this

And this is how you lost me.
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Cliffhanger (Norway) by hauken87