"Oh Allah, do not attach me to what You have not written to be mine."
"Let not the disease of insincerity and greed that has infiltrated our societies change your individual nature, because it is through just one individual that the entire world can change for the better. It is simply upon us to choose to aspire towards being the next person to spark change towards betterment in the world. Close your eyes, shut out the world, and evaluate yourself. There is no value in the judgment of others. Be your biggest critique, and be your greatest fan. Balance and aspire towards bettering yourself, and live as an example, not as a judge. So many in history have done this, so what’s stopping us?"
"If you knew the importance of adab (good manners), you would pray to Allah for more adab, instead of more (material) wealth"
Al Rahma: compassion, human understanding, mercy, pity.
"If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I."
"If the first inward thought is not warded off, it will generate a desire, then the desire will generate a wish, and the wish will generate an intention, and the intention will generate the action, and the action will result in ruin and Divine wrath. So evil must be cut off at its root, which is when it is simply a thought that crosses the mind, from which all the other things follow on."
"how far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps?
how often have you bartered with bone, only to sell yourself short?
why do you find the unavailable so alluring?
where did it begin? what went wrong? and who made you feel so worthless?
if they wanted you, wouldn’t they have chosen you?
all this time, you were begging for love silently, thinking they couldn’t hear you, but they smelt it on you, you must have known that they could taste the desperate on your skin?
and what about the others that would do anything for you, why did you make them love you until you could not stand it?
how are you both of these women, both flighty and needful?
where did you learn this, to want what does not want you?
where did you learn this, to leave those that want to stay?"
"The best form of faith is the belief that God is with you wherever you are."
"If you live for a long time and wander in this world from the west to the east, you will not find anybody who is able to give you happiness or remove your unhappiness except for God."
"I’ve put up too much, too long, and now I’m just too intelligent, too powerful, too beautiful, too sure of who I am finally to deserve anything less."