The majority of those who do not accept advice act like that because they look up to themselves.

— Ibn Hibbān, Ar-Rawdhah, p.196.

(Source: brotherhoodinislam, via alostmemry)

nonchalante:

I think if we give an hour of our day and dedicate it to reminding ourselves of death, we would learn to utilize every minute of every second of every day in benefiting and doing better and being better and working harder so that the hour we spent on reminding ourselves of death, could unravel itself in the moments of death and we would have understood, that we have lived. We have lived by benefiting and doing better and being better and working harder. 

pearlsofislam:

Acts of direct ibadah one can do:

  1. I’tikaf at the Masjid [for brothers]
  2. Make du’a seeking forgiveness
  3. Increase recitation of the Qur’an
  4. Qiyam Al-Layl/Tahajjud/Taraweeh
  5. Engage in the Dhikr (remembrance) of Allah
  6. Memorize a Surah (this* is an excellent online tool for memorization)
  7. Pray Rawaatib (Sunnah) & Nawafil Salah
  8. Perfect your Tajweed

Acts of indirect ibadah that are also beneficial:

  1. Learn about the Life of the Prophet
  2. Learn about the Lives of the Sahaba and Ahlul Bayt
  3. Read books recommended by the Scholars
  4. Listen to lectures by the scholars (here or here)

*Please note: I advise one to refrain from using the Mounthira website to memorize the names of Allah, as some of those listed do not have a legislated basis in the Qur’an & Sunnah.

insearchof-bliss:

Happiness is not tied to a person or place. Happiness is having a tranquil heart. A heart will not have tranquility until the soul is at ease. The soul will not ease until it is taken care of. It is not properly taken care of until it is fed & the food for the soul is this Deen. It is the Qur’aan. it is following the sunnah.

(via insearchof-bliss)

nonchalante:

  • don’t overwhelm yourself with negative comments nor lose yourself with positive comments. Concern yourself with constructive criticism. Concern yourself with what will benefit you, help you, and improve you.
  • don’t compare yourself to people. Compare yourself to your past self and strive to improve your present self in order to be the best you, you can be.
  • stop giving people the world when they can’t give you a moment of sincerity. Stop looking for friends. Be a friend and you will be surrounded by people who matter.

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said,

“A person must prepare to meet Allaah عزوجل and know how he will meet Allaah— will he do so in a condition that pleases Him عزوجل or the opposite? So examine yourself and know what state you are in.”

— [Sharh al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah, p. 478]

(Source: giftsofknowledge.net)

kitabs-of-ilm:

We’re all in need of righteous companions to help us along the straight path - those who aid and encourage us to continuously better ourselves. And if you already have these special people in your life, hold on to them, for they are rare jewels that are worth a fortune.

attarandilm:

People need to understand how certain words and certain actions pull a trigger in the mind of someone who has suffered from depression and anxiety. If you know someone has been through these things, why would you purposely go and open that door they spent years trying to close?