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A Reflection on Victory and Defeat

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Featured, Journal, Overcoming Hardships, Quotes, Qur'an, Quranic Reflections, Spirituality, Yasmin's Online Journal | 8 comments

A Reflection on Victory and Defeat

Reflect on this: When did the victory come? When they admit defeat. Not to the creation. To God. Then victory came. Not from the creation. From God. [See Quran (54: 10-15), (21: 87-88), (7:23), (21: 83-84) and duaa of Muhammad (SAW) after Taif]

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That is Loyalty

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Featured, Journal, Overcoming Hardships, Quotes, Spirituality, With the Divine, Yasmin's Online Journal | 12 comments

That is Loyalty

When they slept, He was awake. When they broke, He held you up. When every means failed, He saved you. When all the creation left you, He remained. He always remains. Never forget when the storms pushed you to your knees and there was no one else who could help you, He carried you. When you were broken and you swore this time it couldn’t be fixed—never forget who fixed it. Never forget what He saved you from. Never forget how He put you back together. That moment when you felt helpless and alone, never forget who never left. To forget this is the greatest heedlessness. No matter who or...

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Every Moment a New Birth

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Featured, Journal, Overcoming Hardships, Personal Development, Quotes, Reflections, Spirituality, Yasmin's Online Journal | 9 comments

Every Moment a New Birth

Learn to see each moment as it’s own birth–entirely separate from the moment that proceeded it, and from the moment that will follow. Each moment is a new existence, a new world in which we will be born and will die. Our problem is that we become enslaved to the moments that have passed, enslaved to old worlds that have already passed away. But in reality, more than a thousand times a day, we are born. Yet many of us choose to just let ourselves die again and again, as each new moment fades. We forget that each birth is a new opportunity to start over, to turn around, or to keep...

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Falling in Love With the Tool

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Journal, Personal Development, Quotes, Reflections, Spirituality, Yasmin's Online Journal | 4 comments

Imagine I gifted you with a box full of tools and every material you’d need, and then asked you to build a house–not for me–for yourself. How many people would fall in love with the hammer and forget about building the house? How many would use the tools instead to destroy themselves? God gave us this world, which is nothing but a box full of tools. Our ability to love is a tool. Our heart is a tool. Our life experiences are a tool. Our relationships, our money, our bodies, our minds, the sky, the sun, the stars, are all part of that tool box. And He has asked us to build a...

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Storm Coming

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Journal, Quotes, Reflections, Spiritual Purification, Yasmin's Online Journal | 4 comments

Imagine you were told a hurricane was coming and it would destroy anyone who didn’t take shelter. What would happen? Those who believed, would take shelter and provision before it hit. Those who didn’t believe would go on with their lives, as if nothing was coming. But could someone *really* believe it, and yet do nothing to prepare or save themselves? Could someone *really* believe it and yet continue to live their lives, as if nothing was coming? Could someone really know a storm was about to hit and let themselves be destroyed? Brothers and sisters, there are no surprises. You...

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Reflections

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Journal, Quotes, Yasmin's Online Journal | 3 comments

You are here now, but never forget what He saved you from. There are people around you now. But never forget that it used to be just you…and Him. You have been given status today, but never forget where you came from. You came from dirt and will return to dirt. And you will be on that day as you began: just you…and Him. **** At least 17 times a day we turn to God and say “iyaka nasta’een” (You alone do we seek refuge in) and yet we spend the rest of the day seeking refuge in everything else: our selves, our social status, our money, our people. **** “I am an adult. But...

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