Something to thank Allah for #4
There are over 120 million children who do not have the opportunity to go to school. The fact that you’re literate isn’t something you should take for granted.
"Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark."
"But [Islam’s] chief beauty, viewed superficially, is its perfect adaptability to the spiritual needs of all classes of humanity, from the humblest laborer, to the most advanced thinker and man of letters. There is nothing in it that does violence to reason or common sense, or that is in any degree contrary to the natural instincts of justice and mercy. It requires no belief in the supernatural, nor the adoption of any absurd superstitions nor impossible theories. Purity of thought, word and deed, perfect mental and physical cleanliness, and steady, unwavering aspiration to God, coupled with pure, unselfish fraternal love, are the principal ends sought, and the means are as perfect as it is possible for man to conceive."