💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
💌 On earth where most ladies tend to be competitive,
Where they compare themselves to others and get jealous,
Only one kind of contest matters to the righteous -
To win Allah’s Love and pass His tests with the pious.
We’re not here to flaunt who is the most educated,
Who got the most awards and the best certificates,
Who’s most skillful in art, fabulous at cosmetics,
And who’s famous, or whose love life is most romantic.
If you’re in the wrong race, it’s no big deal if you’ve lost,
If you don’t measure up to the materialistic,
Or you’re not counted as “classy”, “hot” or “rich” enough.
Allah, not His slaves, is the Only One to judge us.
The most noble of souls are those whom Allah guided,
Whom Allah blessed with knowledge, ethics, self-awareness,
Eagerness to improve and from vice they’re protected,
Discernment of the truth, applying faith and courage.
Some lessons to learn from Khadija bint Khuwaylid:
Tough wives care for their men, they can run their own business,
In a decent method, through guardians or assisted,
They can propose or make themselves ready for marriage.
From caliph Ali’s wife, Fatima bint Muhammad (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam),
We learn to be daughters who are brave and supportive,
Wives who are hardworking and gratefully contented,
Mothers who show wisdom in educating their kids.
From Maryam bint 'Imran - mother of Prophet Jesus,
We learn “Only Allah is the One to be trusted”,
With Tawakkal and firm faith/Imaan we can manage
And survive, even if we earn some people’s hatred.
From Aasiyah bint Muzahim, we are motivated
To patiently persevere and do well in each test,
To keep seeking help from Allah, when hurt or oppressed,
And always aim for Jannah where there’s eternal rest.
That’s our mission, sisters, to pass all of Allah’s tests,
With Sabr, Shukr, Taqwa, and ongoing progress
Towards Jannah while praying for Allah’s Forgiveness,
Grateful we did our best to join those who stayed pious.
📖 Ibn Abbas RadhiAllahu 'anhuma narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, "The best of women among the people of Paradise are Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Fatimah bint Muhammad, Maryam bint ‘Imran, and Aasiyah bint Muzahim, the wife of fir'awn.“
Source: Musnad Ahmed 2896
Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani
📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: It was said to the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam “Which wives are best?” The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “One who pleases him (her husband) when he looks at her, obeys him when he requests her, and does not dispute him in herself and her wealth in a way he dislikes.”
Source: Sunan Al-Nasā’ī 3231
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani
📖 Abu Udhaynah RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The best of your women are loving, fertile, suitable, and comforting, if they fear Allah.
The worst of your women unveil their beauty, take pride in their appearance, and they are hypocrites. None of them will enter Paradise except as rarely as you see a red-beaked crow.”
Source: Al-Sunan Al-Kubrá 12480
Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani
If there is no law of physics between me and my goal…I can achieve anything (Henry Kobsa a DuPont scientist)
Reach for the moon 🌙
I haven’t been able to understand this concept until recently. You would think that I’d understand this greatly being that I fight a constant battle behind my bright smile. People who possess diverse abilities are able to manage their lives and daily living in ways unimaginable to the naked eye.
However, because it’s so difficult to imagine to most who have been labeled able bodies. Instead, we are deprecated in judgment, looked down upon because we are a rare specimen that is merely understood. If only they’d take the time to see the battle we fight and how each and every day is a blessing and a greater opportunity to strive for the unimaginable.
Although our world is small we have grown and expanded to higher ground in these recent years. Our power comes from our soul, our dedication comes from the craving of succeeding beyond our limits.
I learned so much from my diverse abilities community. I will say I am very proud of my success and where my future is headed. I refuse to allow anyone to label or tell my story and depreciate the awesome woman that I am.
It was told to my parents when I was born at 5 months weighing at 1 pound and a half that I wouldn’t make it past a week. I survived!
After that, they were told I would never sit, or walk. I sit and I still can walk.
My parents were told to I wouldn’t live past 21 years old I’m 36 years old now.
I was told many times that school wasn’t for me. I graduated with my Associates and as an honor student.
I was told many times by physicians I wouldn’t be able to bear children. My son just graduated high school.
I love making people happy, inspiring them, and help make a difference in individuals who seek a helping hand. My line of work allows me to do this and it truly makes me happy. Despite the battles or struggles I will always smile and continue to make myself worthy despite anyone’s judgment.
Through my years I continue to break the stigma and barriers to rise high above that worthless generic label giving to us due to ignorance.
I am thankful to all the superheroes who have helped me and inspire me to continue making history in this journey called life. I humbly continue to grow and learn from these amazing diverse individuals with superpowers.
No one is able to determine the life you live, or the dreams you can achieve. Your life is yours to adjust and create your goals at your own time. Never forget you possess hidden powers that you only develop by your will to thrive.
I bought myself lunch today and cooked him dinner
So much nice stuff has been happening to me lately omg I was so nervous about school because while my upcoming classes are super cool, one teacher was rumored to be a total asshole who belittled his students, but guess what! At the last minute he was replaced by the best teacher to give that class so now I’m just excited about this upcoming semester. Also having photography lab so I’m getting a brand new camera + voice recording equipment for my interview class.
kiingsroar said: ’ h-huh ? ’ ears standing straight up as he heard those three little words slipping past the queen’s lips. his emerald eyes gazed back into purple as it begins to settle, and he can hear both his own and Vil’s heart beating like drums in their chests. Say it Leona, it was only 8 letters, and he knew deep down he knew Vil deserved to hear them 1000 times over. He leans in, lips taking vil’s before whispering ’ I love you too.’ So many emotions, and it felt a little scary but he meant it. .
No. He did not just say that. He could not have just said that. He was meant to be PERFECT , someone who was always prepared and left nothing to chance or fate. Maybe he just imagined saying those words. Three words he’d never intended to actually breath life into. It didn’t matter how true they rang in his chest. Admitting to them would mean being vulnerable , to the fact that an icy heart had thawed.
But then Leona reacts and he can feel his stomach drop at the realization he has spoken. Suddenly he wants to flee , to run wherever his feet might carry him. Vil DOESN’T , because such behavior is not proper for a Queen. Instead , he can only stare with wide , wysteria eyes , helpless to whatever the other might do or say.
( Is this what some call stage fright ? He’s never felt such a feeling before , but now he wishes that he might hide from green eyes. )
His body jolts slightly when he feels the kiss to his lips , but he’s not sure what answer that is. Even as his lips press back against Leona’s , Vil doesn’t know what that means. Is it returned ? Has he just made a fool of himself ? His sharp tongue has been his own undoing. How ironic. His greatest betrayal came from himself.
Then he hears words he never expected to hear. I love you too. His heart picks up speed again , and he focuses on Leona entirely to access the truth of the words. He feels…warm. The soft glow of something in his chest that feels like it might scorch him as it thawed away the chest that filled his chest. Summer had reached the Queen’s domain for the first time.
Relief escapes in the form of a sigh and a smile as he presses their foreheads together. A softer smile , one like a pleasant spring day , blooms on his lips as he shifts to nuzzle in closer to the lion. Somehow , despite his shock and fear at his own words , now his chest feels lighter with the confession known.
The Queen opts not to say anymore , but laces their hands together , slowly relaxing into him.
Nothing to get, nowhere to go
Stop comparing yourself to the ideal you that you hold in your mind
I have nothing to say, and that’s quite okay
It’s 12 am, and got done working out my depression…
I hope one day I will be the person who makes myself proud and the one I strive to be today is not that day, but I hope it will come one day.