What is Your Heart Looking at?


Often what makes us fall into despair is focusing on the wrong things. For example, if we’ve sinned, we focus on the sin, rather than the Most Merciful. If we’re broken, we focus on the break instead of Al Jabbar, the One who mends. If we are in pain, we focus on the pain itself, instead of on the One who removes all pain. If we are wounded, we focus on the wound instead of on the One who heals all wounds. If we’re scared, we focus on the fear, instead of the Protector. And if we’re facing a problem, we see the problem, but not the One who can solve it. We see the lion, but not the lion tamer. We see the imperfections of dunya, but not the perfection of Allah. We see the immediate, but not the Tomorrow, the tree, but not the fruit, the thorn, but not the rose. All our pain, all our despair, all our hopelessness, stems from looking at the creation, instead of the Creator. Ask yourself: what is your heart looking at?

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  • Sumeera12

    yasmin you have a beautiful way of stating the obvious. I love the way you write mashallah.

  • Yasmin

    I can truly say you inspire me to be a better Muslim. My imam could be low and I read one of your posts or articles and alhamdulilah I feel rejuvenated. May Allah SWT bless you and your family. You’re an amazing sister, MashAllah.

  • Reem

    Love reading your inspiring posts yasmin. Don’t know you personally but I do know that you have touched my heart with your beautiful wisdom.

  • Md. tauhidul Islam

    I dont know you personally but you became one of my favourite writer within very short time. May Allah bless you.

  • mira

    This is beautiful, brought tears to my eyes

  • Waseemahh

    Makes me think of something Shaykh Ninowiy always says, “How is your heart with Allah today?” :) Jazakillahu Khayr for always being so inspiring.

    • Anonymous

      YES! My teacher just said yesterday that the companions used to ask each other that when they saw one another and I thought to myself, I want to do that!

  • Naqshibandi2010

    Reading ur posts, dear sis…helping me to overcome some difficult times..alhamdulillah…Allah bless u

  • Nazatulshiha

    Being optimistic in life is indeed one of the characteristic of eeman. Always husnul zhon to Allah, during low times and high times. May Allah bless you and ease your path to His Jannah, insyaAllah!

  • Inspector Saahab

    Subhanallah. short but very meaningful. i am deeply moved :)

  • Anonymous

    Ya Allah

  • Uzma fazal

    Yasmin ap jo kar rahi hen aisa karnay ki toufeeq ALLAH kismat walon ko data hai….

  • aisha

    Mashallah. You are such an inspiration to woman. Your words are very touching and beautiful. may allah reward you for all you do.

  • Iman

    Barakallaahu fiki for making things clear and simple to understand and work on it by Allaah’s will… May Allaah reward you much ukhti Fillaah, amin..

  • Shifa

    Your quotes are so inspiring.May Allah(swt) bless you and your family. May He give you all the strength and courage to continue with your beautiful Da’wah work.Masha Allah!

  • Haajar Farah

    Subhana’Allah. With hardship comes ease. Such meaningful words! I remember I wrote a poem that relates to this. :)

  • Salha Swari

    Love hearing your inspiring at TV Al-Hijrah just now..may Allah grant your goodness..mashaAllah

  • MashALLAH .an excellent expression.

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