the door will open.” —Rumi (via saalik)
Khadija was a great teacher; she has such a maqâm in our religion. She taught the Prophet (salla’Allahu ‘alayhi wasalam) who he was; she was the one who elevated him in his esteem. When he had self doubt, she said no. You can see that when the Prophet (salla’Allahu ‘alayhi wasalam) married A’isha he had no fear of strong women. There are a lot of men who fear strong women— who want them to be wallflowers. Whereas with the Prophet (salla’Allahu ‘alayhi wasalam), that’s not the type of people he encouraged.
His wives were women who talked back, and the reason he wasn’t afraid was because Khadija was his first wife. She was a woman of the world. She knew the world, and she was completely self- confident.
That’s a sunnah of our Prophet (salla’Allahu ‘alayhi wasalam)— to elevate women.” —Sh. Hamza Yusuf (via zuleikhax)
I know where i want to be. I am just struggling to overcome the obstacles preventing me from getting there.
133 Palestinians and 5 Israelis have been killed in the latest round of violence which started on Wednesday after Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian boys while they were playing soccer, one of whom was 13-year-old Hamid Younis Abu Daqqa. At least 27 of the dead were babies and children.
One Israeli strike on Sunday killed 12 Palestinians in the same house: four small children and five women including an 80-year-old all from the same family were among the dead [graphic].