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.
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.
— Yasmin Mogahed
Oh Lord God,
You’re my catharsis
in times of crisis
You provide relief
from my agony of grief.
You taught me Patience
when I almost give up in annoyance
You have never forsaken
when my belief was shaken.
You were there in my sadness and delight
felt your presence even more in my plight
With all these, I’m more than beholden
I can definitely go on with my life undeterred by danger and pain.