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To all those who suffer from sadness or depression…

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Journal, Men, Overcoming Hardships, Personal Development, Quotes, Reflections, Spiritual Purification, Spirituality, Women, Yasmin's Online Journal, Youth | 16 comments

To all those suffering from sadness or depression, know that it isn’t your fault. It isn’t because you’re weak. It isn’t because you’re just not grateful enough. It isn’t because you’re just not religious enough. It isn’t because you don’t have enough faith. It isn’t because God is angry with you. To all the well-meaning people who tell you this, just smile. And know deep in your heart that the tests of God come in different forms to different people. And know that, by the help of God, every test can become a tool to get closer to...

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Seeing Your Home in Jennah: On Seeking Divine Help

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in Community (Ummah), Featured, Overcoming Hardships, Youth | 42 comments

Seeing Your Home in Jennah: On Seeking Divine Help

I know a story that isn’t just a story. It begins with a woman who loved something more than the glitter of this life. She was a woman who never allowed herself to be defined or limited by her painful circumstances; she carried in her such a deep faith that she was willing to die for it.  She was a queen, yet saw through the thrones and palaces of this world. She saw through her palace in this life, and looked instead to her palace in the next. But, for Asiyah, wife of Pharoah, this was not just a metaphoric glimpse of the heart. For Asiyah, her glimpse was a vision of her physical...

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