Your value doesn’t decrease based upon someone’s inability to see your worth.
Allah knows all, hears all, and cherishes your effort.Shaykh Navaid Aziz
Try to imagine a life without timekeeping.
You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie.
Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.
Man alone measures the time.
Man alone chimes the hour.
And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.
A fear of time running out.Mitch Albom
Don’t ever try to play that “I have it worse than you do” game with people. Don’t ever try to minimize someone else’s problems or invalidate their feelings just because you or someone else may have it worse. To imply that their problems “aren’t that bad” or their feelings are “irrational” is very insulting and unnecessarily rude. That’s an insensitive, inconsiderate and horrible thing to do to someone. Don’t be that jackass.
nazron ne kuch aisa jaddo kiya loot gaye hum to pehli mulaqat mein
- Nustrat Fateh Ali Khan
I want my daughter to shudder when I talk about the time I grew up in. I want my son to say “Was it really as bad as that?” when I speak about injustice. I want my child to curl up in my lap and whisper, “But people didn’t know better back then, right mommy?”
Because I want to say, “No, they didn’t, did they? Things are much better now, don’t worry.”
But I’m terrified that if we keep picking our teeth with the bones of our neighbors, there won’t even be a future."What do you see the world being like in the future?" /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)