Before you “share” your good news, consider this:
You know that feeling when something amazing happens to you and you can’t wait to share it with the world? Learn to wait. Here’s why:
1. When any good news came to the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) or if a calamity had been averted, he would immediately fall in prostration (sajdatul shukr) and thank Allah for it. This is a beautiful sunnah that should be practiced all the time and not just for major occasions like graduations, new homes, etc.
2. Take a few moments to really deeply say al hamdulila from the depths of your heart. That will be a form of maintaining that blessing as Allah will see your sincere gratitude.
3. Some of the scholars say that one of the reasons Allah did not allow Zakariyya (alayhis salam) to speak for 3 days except for words of praise was to bestow a greater appreciation of the blessing upon him. Al Baghawi (ra) said that is because sometimes when you speak about your blessings to others immediately, you lose yourself in your excitement.
So from now on when something good happens to you, hold off on the phone call, text, email, or status. Say takbeer, go into prostration, say subhana rabbi al a’ala the way you do in your prostration in prayer, AND add a personal note of dua and thanks to Allah from the depths of your heart before you rise.

— Sh. Omar Suleiman (via beautifulsabr)

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Update pakistan; 
1. They are stopping people from giving blood to protestors who are bleeding out
2. They are forcing doctors not to report number of deaths and injuries
3. They have hit people with real steel bullets instead of rubber one’s
4. They are sending severely injured people home without giving them proper treatment

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Today we have Islamophobes slandering our beloved Prophet ﷺ with lies, because they want to attack Islam. They can’t attack our religion because they cannot find any fault, so they attack our Prophet ﷺ with lies and slander. They can’t attack his character because he was noble and honest, so they go for one thing, that they dont even understand, his marriage to A’isha رضي الله عنها

The Prophet ﷺ had many enemies, many of them would go to extreme lengths to defame Islam, to ridicule the religion of Allah, but they never resorted to attacking his character or his marriage to any of His wives… not because it was taboo to do so, because it was not something that could be defamed.

Even His enemies knew that such was His nobility, that slandering Him would not help getting rid of Islam, because the truth of His character was more apparent than the lies.

They make it out as though the Mother of the Beleivers رصي الله عنها was a weak and feeble young woman, when in fact she was a leader. She was the most learned women of Islam during her time, and she was the most reliable source in the teachings of hadith.
She played a key role not only in the emergence of Islam, but its intellectual development after Prophet ﷺ passed away.
She along with the Sahabahs رضي الله عنهم helped contributed to Islam significantly, they paved the way for us and stuck to the haqq, while we have liars and slanderers today, trying to defame their characteristics. But that only leads to more and more people accepting Islam, because indeed Allah is the Best of Planners.

May the Ranks of our beloved Prophet ﷺ and His Companions رضي الله عنهم be raised everytime a hater speaks ill of them. Ameen.

I notice everything. And by everything, I literally mean everything. I notice when someone stops hitting me up like they used to. I notice when the way someone talks to me starts changing. I notice the little things that people do, and the little things they used to do. I notice when things change, and when it’s no longer the same. I notice every single little detail. I just don’t say anything.

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Pakistan Children

Peter Rodger

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Angelina Jolie in Pakistan


Angelina Jolie in Pakistan

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view from my bedroom balcony in Kabul

I’ve posted this before but I edited it a little to make the mountains stand out more


Mahodand lake, Swat Valley, Pakistan, by Park Jongwoo.


Mahodand lake, Swat Valley, Pakistan, by Park Jongwoo.

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Afghanistan, 2013.

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Never forget
When your classmates wrinkled their noses at the scent of your lunch still lingering on your clothes,
Even though their ancestors had conquered half the world in search of the spices you ate.

Never forget
How they jeered at your mother’s bindi, making crude jokes about how ridiculous it looked on her,
And after ten years, how they all wore the exact same ornament on their own foreheads to keep up with the current trends.

Never forget
When they repeatedly stumbled over the sharp letters which formed your name, forcing you to repeat yourself several times before giving up;
Only to have those very letters tattooed on their own flesh, in a language they do not comprehend.

Always remember
Your culture belongs to you,
Not to them.

— Muneeb Hasan [08.10.14] (via muneebb)

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Two sisters take a break while working with their family at a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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