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By: Yasmin Mogahed

Source: http://www.yasminmogahed.com/

And so there are some who spend their whole lives seeking. Sometimes giving, sometimes taking. Sometimes chasing. But often, just waiting. They believe that love is a place that you get to: a destination at the end of a long road. And they can’t wait for that road to end at their destination. They are those hearts moved by the movement of hearts. Those hopeless romantics, the sucker for a love story, or any sincere expression of true devotion. For them, the search is almost a lifelong obsession of sorts. But, this tragic ‘quest’ can have its costs—and its’ gifts.

The path of expectations and the ‘falling in love with love’ is a painful one, but it can bring its own lessons. Lessons about the nature of love, this world, people, and one’s own heart, can pave this often painful path. Most of all, this path can bring its own lessons about the Creator of love.

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The Essence of Islam: Are We Missing the Point?

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By: Yasmin Mogahed

Source: http://www.yasminmogahed.com/

To some, a Monet is only a collection of dots. To others, it is a perfect masterpiece. To some, Islam is nothing but a code of rules and regulations. But, to those who understand, it is a perfect vision of life.

As Muslims, we often focus so much on Islam’s dos and don’ts that we miss the bigger picture. Islam came to perfect our manners, and yet we are willing to scream and shout to win an argument about moon sighting or zabiha meat. Islam came to increase us in humility and yet while we wear our beards and hijabs, we look down on others.

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Sheikh Dr Haitham Al-Haddad: Being Thankful to Allah (Video)

info-pictogram1 This is an excerpt from the course, ‘Tafseer Surah Al-Qalam’. For more information, links to the full lessons, notes and exams, please visit http://www.islam21c.com/ecourses. The full lessons are absolutely full of benefits and reflections alhamdulillah, so please watch and share.

People leave each other. But do they return?

Why Do People Have to Leave Each Other? Part I | Part II

By: Yasmin Mogahed

Source: http://www.yasminmogahed.com/

Leaving is hard. Losing is harder. So a few weeks ago I asked the question, ‘why do people have to leave each other?’ The answer took me into some of my life’s deepest realizations and struggles. But it has also led me to wonder: After people leave, do they ever return? After something we love is taken from us, does it ever come back? Is loss permanent—or just a means for a higher purpose? Is loss the End itself, or a temporary cure for our heart’s ailments?

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Why do people have to leave each other?

Why Do People Have to Leave Each Other? Part I Part II

By: Yasmin Mogahed

Source: http://www.yasminmogahed.com/

When I was 17 years old, I had a dream. I dreamt that I was sitting inside a masjid and a little girl walked up to ask me a question. She asked me: “Why do people have to leave each other?” The question was a personal one, but it seemed clear to me why the question was chosen for me. I was one to get attached.

Ever since I was a child, this temperament was clear. While other children in preschool could easily recover once their parents left, I could not. My tears, once set in motion, did not stop easily. As I grew up, I learned to become attached to everything around me. From the time I was in first grade, I needed a best friend. As I got older, any fall-out with a friend shattered me. I couldn’t let go of anything. People, places, events, photographs, moments—even outcomes became objects of strong attachment. If things didn’t work out the way I wanted or imagined they should, I was devastated. And disappointment for me wasn’t an ordinary emotion. It was catastrophic. Once let down, I never fully recovered. I could never forget, and the break never mended. Like a glass vase that you place on the edge of a table, once broken, the pieces never quite fit again.

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Inspiration – Episode 12: The World He Wished to See | Islam and Racism (Video)

info-pictogram1 Twelfth Episode Of #InspirationSeries IS HERE!

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“The World He Wished to See”

Ft. Omar Suleiman and Mohammed Zeyara

Directed by: Muhammad Bayazid

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Dont forget to share your lessons and reflections using #InspirationSeries

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Muhammad al Muqit – Close your eyes (Audio w/ English subtitles)

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Inspiration – Episode 10: My Flock (Video)

info-pictogram1 Tenth Episode Of #InspirationSeries IS HERE!

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“My Flock”

Ft. Omar Suleiman and Mohammed Zeyara

Directed by: Muhammad Bayazid

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Dont forget to share your lessons and reflections using #InspirationSeries

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Inspiration – Episode 8: Piety is Here (Video)

info-pictogram1 Eighth Episode Of #InspirationSeries IS HERE!

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“Piety is Here”

Ft. Omar Suleiman and Mohammed Zeyara

Directed by: Muhammad Bayazid

WATCH and SHARE widely with all of your Muslim and Non Muslim friends and family
Dont forget to share your lessons and reflections using #InspirationSeries

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