Marriages that are usually good and lasting marriages are those that start at the least affection. That affection grows after marriage and maybe it will grow until the couples continue their companionship in Jannah.
"O Allah! I ask You for the best questioning and the best dua, best success and best action, the best reward, best life, and the best death. O Allah! Keep me steadfast, make heavy my scales [wherein my deeds will be weighed], raise my Imaan, raise my rank, and accept my Salah. I ask You for the elevated stages in Paradise. Ameen!
O Allah! I ask You for the initial portion of all good, the ending of it, the most comprehensive of it, the first of it, the last of it, the outward of it, and the essence of it all.”
There comes a time in your life when you finally get it… You learn about love. You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you want them; you realize that alone does not mean lonely.
"O Allah! I am weak. Give strength, then, to my weakness by Your pleasure and take me, by my forelock, towards good and make Islam the limit of my desire. I am disgraced, so give me honor. I am poor, so give me sustenance."
There comes a time in your life when you finally get it… You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.
There comes a time in your life when you finally get it… You learn that there is power and glory in creating and contributing; you stop maneuvering through life merely as a “consumer” looking for your next fix.
You keep listening to the music to make you feel better, forgetting that ‘Verily in the Remembrance of Allaah do hearts find rest.’ The music keeps changing, being updated, while you forget that the Qur’aan with the dust on it is the unchanged word of God. The lyrics come off from the tip of your tongue, memorized as you are mesmerized but the words of Allaah…you stutter as you try to remember how to recite them.
You keep up with the latest fashion to make you look better, forgetting that Allaah states in the Qur’aan for the believing women “to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment” except to their mahrams. What is good for you has been there all along, and it is modesty. You keep trying to impress the masses with your dresses and your extravagant clothe yet who are you obeying and who are you disobeying? Ask yourself.
You keep staring at the women as you ‘spit your game’, eyeing them like pieces of meat, when you have forgotten what Allaah has said concerning the believing men. “Tell the believingmen to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts). That is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what they do. ” Yes, Allaah is All-Aware of what you do, so fear Allaah and lower your gaze & respect the women as you respect the Mothers of the Believers.
May Allah forgive us and guide us, and protect us from the enemy within ourselves. The enemy of desires that seeks to venture and debilitate us from performing righteous deeds. Ameen.
"I praise God, Lord of all creation, the Compassionate, the Merciful. You alone I worship and You alone I beseech for help. Guide me to the straight path, the path of those whom You have favored, not of those who have earned Your displeasure, or those who have gone astray."
”I think you could fall in love with anyone if you saw the parts of them that no one else gets to see. Like if you followed them around invisibly for a day and you saw them crying in their bed at night or singing to themselves as they make a sandwich or even just walking along the street and even if they were really weird and had no friends at school, I think after seeing them at their most vulnerable you wouldn’t be able to help falling in love with them.”