We’re meant to shine

To the broken hearted

This will feel like the end. And you will swear that this is the break that will finally kill you.

I promise that is only the shade of the sky before the breaking dawn. And you are not alone. You are under His watchful eye. In His loving care. He is the Doctor and you are His patient. This crucible isn’t your end. It is your polishing. Gold only burns to shine.

You must shed more of these chains. More of what binds you to this earth. Because you weren’t made for this world. You were made for the heavens. So you must rise. You will soar. But your wings must be free. And freedom requires struggle.

Rise up in hope, not despair. His promise has already come to pass. He has already saved you. The appoinment is set. But we must prepare and look our best, because on that day we’re not meant to just show up. We’re meant to shine.

— Yasmin Mogahed


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Wait patiently, but not passively.

In this life, there will come different shades of tiredness. Some people will have minds that have grown tired.

For some, it will he their bodies.

For other, it’s the heart.

And then there will be some whose soul is tired.

These people didn’t get there overnight. These are the veterans of this life. The veterans of struggle, defeat. Loss. The veterans of tears and sleepless nights.

The veterans of prayer–but not the normal kind. The broken, desperate kind. The kind of prayer that can only come from a wounded heart.

To all those who are tired today, I can only ask you to look up to find the strength.

Wait patiently, but not passively.

Keep your eyes fixed. Don’t let the deceptive motions of this life distract you. Keep your eyes on God. Keep your heart fixed. On His work, His plan. And His mercy and support throughout it all.

Wait patiently, but not passively.

Watch His work, but don’t stop your own.

There is no better worship when you’re tired, then to keep fighting on.

You may think it doesn’t matter and nothing you do can make a difference. But remember, the seeds of an Oak don’t grow in a day.

— Yasmin Mogahed


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Breakthrough


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Day by day

Take life day by day and be grateful for the little things. Don’t get caught up in what you can’t control accept it and make the best of it.


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Affirmations 💫

– I will make it through this.

– I accept myself for what I am.

– I am kind.

– I am unique.

– I am a well-loved and well-respected person.

– I am grateful I can be my real self.

– I am ready for love.

– Love surrounds me in every way.

– I am blessed with an abundance of health.

– I am fortunate.


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Eid Mubarak 🎈🥳 🙏

May your sincere prayers be answered, and may you be blessed with Allah’s choicest blessings. Eid al-Adha Mubarak to you and your loved ones.


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Present moment

If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!

–Thich Nhat Hanh


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Focus on Gratitude

Fear of loss drives us to desperation and kills joy long before actual loss. To break that fear remember this: what ever you fear losing actually doesn’t belong to you. It is a trust from God. It belongs to Him and He, out of His Mercy, is allowing you to keep it for an allotted time according to His will and wisdom. You have no right to object when He takes it back. It is His to give and to withhold. Rather focus on gratitude for every minute you are allowed to experience its presence. Gratitude is the opposite of fear.

— Dalia Mogahed


Trust God

Something happens in the struggle: when your mind says it’s never going to work out, but in your heart, you know what God promised is on the way. Your mind says, “You’re wasting your time; there’s no use believing.” But you just keep on keeping on, doing the right thing, trusting God, thanking Him that’s it’s on the way. That’s sustaining faith. Don’t expect everything to be easy; don’t expect everyone to be for you. If it hasn’t happened yet, that doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. The victory is on the other side of the opposition. It takes staying power, it takes a made-up mind, it takes someone that’s not moved by the circumstances.

– Joel Osteen

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Blessings


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