The Muslims came upon a large rock which their picks could not shift. When they complained to the Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah about it, he took up a pick axe, saying, ‘In the name of Allah.’ His first blow broke off a third of the rock and sent sparks flying.
'Allah is great!' he said, 'I have been given the keys of Syria. By Allah, I see its red castles, if Allah wills.'
He struck at the rock a second time and another third broke off.
'Allah is great! I have been given the keys of Persia and, by Allah, I see the white castles of al-Mada’in.
With his third blow, he invoked the name of Allah and the rest of the rock shattered.
'Allah is great!' he exclaimed, 'Allah is great! I have been given the keys of the Yemen. By Allah, I see the gates of San’a’ from here.
“So, my little Amélie, you don’t have bones of glass. You can take life’s knocks. If you let this chance pass, eventually, your heart will become as dry and brittle as my skeleton. So, go get him, for Pete’s sake!”—Raymond Dufayel, aka Glass Man from “Amélie” (via blindbanditx)
It is a blessing to finally accept the gifts you have been given.
And it took really long time for me to realize it. To realize I have made a difference in the lives of people I have come into contact with. It took an extremely fantastic person I met today to just totally completely make me feel confident in the things I do. To have support when you yourself have just been totally insincere to yourself, to be able to feel like you’re seeing a reflection of yourself in the person you are talking to. It was the first time I’ve felt happy for myself. Like I did something today for me, and me only, and I haven’t experienced a happiness like that in a very, very long time. Sometimes, I guess, it’s ok to be a little bit selfish.
I’ve come to terms with everything, my head is spinning. I feel like we were both archaeologists, and Islam was the dig site. I haven’t spoken with such passion and fervor in a while.
“Know this. Love is the essence of one’s being. It is a very real motivating healing nurturing force, It’s you. One’s feeling of Love is the actual existence of one’s non physical being. To love is to care, to protect,to heal & nurture. To Love is to surrender or transfer one’s being toward someone or something. Love is the essence of one being—-one’s caring being.”—KRS ONE
“But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don’t even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn’t have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don’t need that though
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know”—