“Before you do anything, check your intention (niyyah) - ask yourself before performing an action: ‘Is it for the sake of Allah?’” —Al-Imam Ahmed via The Ideal Muslimah (via simplyhasanah)
“People of the world will reject your reminders, because it reminds them that this world is temporary.” —Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (via simplyhasanah)
“It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.” —Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Your parents don't realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when making long distance calls.
Saturday morning calls are the loudest.
“You think fairy tales are only for girls? Here’s a hint - ask yourself who wrote them. I assure you, it wasn’t just the women. It’s the great male fantasy - all it takes is one dance to know that she’s the one. All it takes is the sound of her song from the tower, or a look at her sleeping face. And right away you know - this is the girl in your head, sleeping or dancing or singing in front of you. Yes, girls want their princes, but boys want their princesses just as much. And they don’t want a very long courtships. They want to know immediately.” —David Levithan (via cerfs)
“For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.” — Lev Grossman (The Magicians)