Let not one of you wish for death because of a misfortune which befalls him. If he cannot help doing so, he should say: ‘O Allah, keep me alive as long as You know that life is better for me, and make me die when death is better for me.
The closest people to Allah are those who continue to try and be the first to say Assalamu alaykum.
From Night Club Owner to a Devout Muslim: A Journey to Islam
"My dad hated Muslims so much & It forced me to find more about Islam. I ended up converting"
Trying hard to control how upset I am. In the middle of writing my bar exam, the proctor interrupts me to give me this note. I spent Monday getting authorization to wear a head scarf. I was already bothered Massachusetts even required such a formal process for wearing it. Still I did. And made three phone calls to make sure I was all set. Still, they decide to take up the matter WHILE I’m taking the exam instead of waiting until the break. I then had to spend part of my lunch hour calling the Bar office to convince the proctors I was all set. Fun times living in the stone age.
Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to make dua saying, “O Allah, I ask You for good actions and for leaving what is disapproved of and for love of the poor. And if You wish to try people, then bring me to You without being tried.”