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Daughter of the Moment: The Flip Side of Love

daughterofthemoment01:

Love can make the sane walk out of suburban doors

and wake up on psychiatric wards

Having forgotten their own names and from where they came.

Love can make the mildest amongst us

Lay awake at night plotting the demise

Of the one who took her love away

Leaving a raging hole where her heart…

"Love is the way Coltrane kissed his saxophone
In that moment you would think they were all alone
No band, no audience, no stage, no microphone
Just the ‘Player’ and the ‘Played’ in a dreamy haze
And then he awakes and realises everyone was watching them make love.”

Love love LOVE this!!!

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The Beloved

Depersonalizing love for the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, is a common trick these days. People are encouraged to say “love of the Sunnah,” either by being told that or it being a common practice. But beware! Love of the Sunnah does not necessarily include love of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him. But, love of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, does include love of his Sunnah.

The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, did not say “None of you truly believes until my sunnah is more beloved to him than his father, his child and all of mankind.”

He said, “None of you truly believes until *I* am more beloved to him than his father, his child and all of mankind.”

via Brother Talut Dawood (emphasis added)

A subtle but important point.

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EM JAY says...: rimeswriting: “INTERVIEWER You are one of the most widely translated...

moroccanstateofmind:

rimeswriting:

“INTERVIEWER You are one of the most widely translated poets—into about thirty languages. Into what languages are you best translated?
NERUDA: I would say into Italian, because of the similarity between the two languages. English and French, which are the two…

I think this is quite true. Arabic for example can be extremely intense in speech and expression, but all that intensity, if overused, can seem quite hollow and empty. I think context plays a huge role. You can’t go around calling every girl you meet rou7i and the like.

I laughed at your description of I love you in darija. I feel like we speak the ‘hood/ghetto’ version of Arabic. It is all so laid back, kind of lazy, and blunt.

Aiwa safi, kan bgheek. Wakha?

Lol. I think I also read somewhere that, in general, the Japanese hardly ever say “I love you” [aish(i)teru wa or dai s(u)ki desu] even when in a long-term relationship as it is considered too intense that words simply don’t do it justice? I.e. You’re just being shallow if it’s said aloud.

[Anyone Japanese/knowledgeable of Japanese culture, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.]

Actions speak louder so one is expected to show love rather than say it (pretty sweet but I think a lil too extreme for my tastes :D).

Of course, the flip side for Darija is that it’s the perfect medium to cuss someone out with. Heck, just threatening in Darija is enough.

Wakha 3lik. Daban, tfahim m3ak mizyaaaaaaaan, 7tan raj3ou dar.

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Kahlil Gibran on Marriage

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.


Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.


Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

- Kahlil Gibran

Filed under Kahlil Gibran love marriage independence interdependence beautiful The Prophet

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There is a difference in one who loves [muḥib] and one who is loved [maḥbūb]. It is good to love someone who is loved by Allāh ﷻ, but it is even greater to be loved by someone who is loved by Allāh ﷻ, and even greater still to become a beloved of Allāh ﷻ. This is the greatest honor someone could ever attain.
Ustādh Yaḥya Rhodus (via ryanbhilliard)

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theconsciousmuslim:


Rabi’ al-awwal Day 17 | “Love at the Battle of Badr…”
The Prophet ﷺ drew up his army, and he passed in front of each man to give them good heart and to straighten the ranks, carrying an arrow in his hand. “Stand in line, O Sawād,” he ﷺ said to one of the Helpers who was a little too far forward, and gave him a slight prick in the belly with his arrow.
“O Messenger of God, you have hurt me,” said Sawād, “and God has sent you with truth and justice, so give me my due.”  
“Take it,” said the Prophet ﷺ, laying bare his own belly ﷺ and handing him the arrow at which point Sawād stooped and imprinted a kiss instead of jabbing with the shaft.
“What made you do this?” asked the Prophet ﷺ.
Sawād answered: “O Messenger of God, we are now faced with what you see, and I desired that at my last moment with you-if so it be-my skin should touch your skin,”
And the Prophet ﷺ prayed for him and blessed him.
Source: Lings, Martin. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources.
Image by Peter Gould
Originally posted on 04/08/2012
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لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله في كل لمحة ونفس عدد ما وسعه علم الله

theconsciousmuslim:

Rabi’ al-awwal Day 17 | “Love at the Battle of Badr…”

The Prophet  drew up his army, and he passed in front of each man to give them good heart and to straighten the ranks, carrying an arrow in his hand. “Stand in line, O Sawād,” he  said to one of the Helpers who was a little too far forward, and gave him a slight prick in the belly with his arrow.

“O Messenger of God, you have hurt me,” said Sawād, “and God has sent you with truth and justice, so give me my due.”  

“Take it,” said the Prophet , laying bare his own belly  and handing him the arrow at which point Sawād stooped and imprinted a kiss instead of jabbing with the shaft.

“What made you do this?” asked the Prophet .

Sawād answered: “O Messenger of God, we are now faced with what you see, and I desired that at my last moment with you-if so it be-my skin should touch your skin,”

And the Prophet  prayed for him and blessed him.

Source: Lings, Martin. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources.

Image by Peter Gould

Originally posted on 04/08/2012

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لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله في كل لمحة ونفس عدد ما وسعه علم الله

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Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
Marc Hack   (via lonely-isotope)

(Source: thelittleyellowdiary, via moonstruck-muslimah)

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