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A Reflection on Love

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Before Marriage, Featured, Journal, Marriage & Family, Other, Parents, Poetry & Fiction, Quotes, Reflections, Relationships, Spiritual Purification, Spirituality, Spouse, With the Divine, Yasmin's Online Journal | 12 comments

A Reflection on Love

By: Yasmin Mogahed All of this love. Every piece. Every part of all the love in this world. The love they make poems with. The love of spellbinding novel. The love in songs. The love they tried to capture in a movie. The love of a mother for her child, of a child for her father. The love that liberates. The love that enslaves. The love you win. The love you lose. The love you chase. The love you live for. The love you know you’d die for. The love that makes men bleed. The love that swords have killed for.  The love of fairytales and tragedy. It is all just a reflection. An echo. Of one...

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People leave each other. But do they return?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in Before Marriage, Children, Family, Featured, Overcoming Hardships, Parents, Reflections, Relationships, Spouse | 59 comments

People leave each other. But do they return?

  Why Do People Have to Leave Each Other? Part I | Part II Leaving is hard. Losing is harder. So a few weeks ago I asked the question, ‘why do people have to leave each other?’ The answer took me into some of my life’s deepest realizations and struggles. But it has also led me to wonder: After people leave, do they ever return? After something we love is taken from us, does it ever come back? Is loss permanent—or just a means for a higher purpose? Is loss the End itself, or a temporary cure for our heart’s ailments? There’s something amazing about this life. The very same...

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Hurt by Others: How to Cope and Heal

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Before Marriage, Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Children, Overcoming Hardships, Parents, Spouse | 14 comments

When I was growing up, the world was a perfect place. The only problem was, that it wasn’t. I used to believe that everything could always be ‘fair’. To me that meant no one should ever be wronged, and if they were, justice must be served. I fought hard for the way I believed things should be. But in my struggle, I overlooked a fundamental truth about this life. In my childish idealism, I failed to understand that this world is inherently imperfect. We, as humans, are inherently imperfect. So we will always mess up. And in those mess-ups, we will inevitably hurt others, knowingly, and...

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