The Things i Wished i'd Said

“Sometimes I forget to listen. I forget to let a friend be. To tell their whole story and paint their full heart into the air. I’m too eager to respond with a fix, a solution, a plan. I interrupt the art. I look for a pause to jump in and offer all sorts of articulate banter, when this isn’t what they want. They just want to speak until they’re out of breath, and then meet eyes and feel like they’re okay and understood and not alone. It’s a beautiful thing, and I want to let it happen. I want to let them finish painting in their own words. And then maybe I will understand.”
J.S. (via kvtes)

(via makeshiftburda)

“Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected – that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you.”
— Joy Williams (via mustangblood)

(Source: mistyeyeddarling, via makeshiftburda)


There are three whose rewards are doubled, one of which is a man from the People of the Book (Jews or Christians), who believed in their Prophet (Moses or Jesus) and then believed in the Prophet Muhammad (embraced Islam). [Bukhari]

“Make du’aa for everyone who crosses your mind. Honor the guests of your heart.”
— (via qalbeenaar)

(Source: moeyhashy, via thebeautyofislam)


Don’t worry about being mentioned among the people. Make your goal to be mentioned in the Heavens by Allah and the angels.

(via swallowthepainwithsabr-deactiva)

اللهم توفنى و انت راض عنى

Allahumma tawafanee wa anta radhin ‘anee.

God, cause me to die in such a state that You are pleased with me.

(Source: khadlja, via 2allahireturn)



Footage from Rachel’s interview conducted by Middle East Broadcasting Company in Gaza, Palestine on March 14th, 2003, two days before she was murdered by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Rest in power, Rachel. 

"I feel like what I’m witnessing here is a very systematic destruction of peoples ability to survive"

(Source: allahyil3analsohyouniyeh)

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
— Rumi (via observando)

(via scent-of-me1980)