Your life is nothing more than a love story. Between you and God. Nothing more. Every person, every experience, every gift, every loss, every pain is sent to your path for one reason and one reason only: to bring you back to Him.

— Yasmin Mogahed

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You can search the world over, but you won’t find happiness until you realize that happiness isn’t getting what you want. It’s being content with what you already have.


You cried when He took away your drop of water, not knowing He'd saved for you, the sea.


Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith


There's a special place in my heart for the ones who were with me at my lowest and still loved me when I wasn't very loveable.


When you suffer, don't speak. Look inside and listen for the duaa He inspires in you. and then ask Him. Again and again. Don't stop.


Stop hating on yourself for not being perfect.

If God wanted perfection, He would have made you an angel.


Allah manages everything in the heavens and earth—the sun, the moon, the stars—with perfection, and yet we don’t trust Him to manage our lives!


This life will never be without storms. Stop fearing the storm. Build your inner shelter.


Sometimes you search so hard for words.

You look for a way to interpret the language of this heart and the unspoken bond you feel. But in the end you are left with nothing but silence. And deep down you hope it’s understood.


Never lose hope. Stay close to Allah and when you mess up, go back to Him. Never, ever stop going back to Him. Repent often. Cry to Allah. And hold on tight-with your life-to His remembrance and to prayer. If you do this, you may get wet, but insha Allah never drown in this ocean of dunya.


Your heart is sacred land. Don't let just anything enter it. Guard it with your life.


When someone hurts you, your first thought may be to wish you had never met them at all. But remember that even those who've hurt you, came into your life for a reason, and left for a reason. It’s for the best and healing starts with acceptance.


About Yasmin Mogahed

Quotes 202 sayings
Profession Columnist
Birthday 1980

When I need God most, He comes to me the fastest and closest.

When I need the creation most, they run from me the fastest and farthest.


Some people may complicate it for you, but the formula is simple: Love God more than anything else. More than your ego. More than your money. More than your desires...More than your sleep at dawn. Love God more than anything else, and submission comes natural. Love God more than anything else, and all goodness will follow.


Try not to confuse attachment with love.

Attachment is about fear and dependency, and has more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn't about what others can give you because your empty. It is about what you can give others because you're already full.


Don’t despair if your heart has been through a lot of trauma.

Sometimes that’s how beautiful hearts are remade: they are shattered first.


When talking about marriage, Allah says your spouses are garments for you.

A garment may or may not fit perfectly-but either way, it covers imperfections, protects, and beautifies.


Everything you say or allow into your eyes or ears becomes data that is stored in your heart. That data is later replayed during your prayer. If you want to know what is filling your heart, look at what you think about in your prayer. If you want to guard your heart, guard your eyes, ears, and tongue.


Don't ever be afraid of giving. Give. Give of your time, your forgiveness, your understanding, your love. Give of your money. Give to the creation, and you'll be given by the Creator. Be generous, and the Most Generous will be generous with you.


Worry is a direct consequence of relying on your own efforts.


Time for solitude. God, I ask you to remake my heart. Fill it with what You love. Remove from it what You don’t. And mend what I’ve broken.


As a Muslim woman, I’ve been liberated from a silent kind of bondage.

I don’t answer to the slaves of God on earth. I answer to their King.


If you want to know what's Real, of love, of life, of loyalty, put it through the greatest test: Time.


Just as storms change the landscape of the earth, our hardships change the landscape of the heart.


If you want this life to stop breaking your heart, stop giving your heart to this life.


Beware of what you let enter your heart.

There will come a day when you'd give anything to remove it.


The people will come and go. Sometimes they'll be there for you. Sometimes they wont. Some will love you, some will not. This tide was never meant to be still. Step away from time to time. And know that only a heart fixed on the unmoving spot can ride the waves of this ever-changing, ever-fading life.


Beauty attracts beauty. If you want to know what you are, look at what you are drawn to.


Speak your heart. If they don't understand, the message was never meant for them anyway.


You keep running after the love of the people, but you’ll never get it.

And what you do get, will never be enough. The hole inside you is too big. You see, it was made by God, for God. How could anything less fill it?


Happiness, sadness, loss and gain all pass away. What they do to us is what remains.


When you fall in love with a work of art, you’d die to meet the artist.

I am a student of the galleries of Pacific sunsets, full moon rises on the ocean, the clouds from an airplane, autumn forests in Raleigh, first fallen snows. And I’m dying to meet the artist.


We cannot tolerate one mistake from others, and yet God tolerates a planet covered with His own creation that live their entire lives sinning and denying Him, and yet continues to feed, clothe and protect them.


Ignoring a Reality doesn't make it less Real.

It's still going to happen. Being unprepared for something doesn't stop it from happening.


Ya Allah, envelop our hearts with a shield of your light and mercy, so the pain doesn't penetrate.


Your beauty is in your sensitivity. Don't let anyone take it from you


Don't lie to me. Don't deceive me. Give me the truth. Even if it breaks me. A painful truth is better than a pleasant lie.


Don't think being 'religious' means becoming harsh or hard.

When Allah enters a heart, He softens it--He doesn't harden it.


If you want to kill something, neglect it.

It happens in both good and bad. Neglect a relationship, it dies. Neglect your iman, it dies. But the same principal applies when you want to kill something like a thought or a desire. Neglect it, it dies.


Be careful about wanting what others have.

There is always a price. Perhaps God didn’t give it to you, because He knew you wouldn’t be able to pay it.


This world cannot break you—unless you give it permission.

And it cannot own you unless you hand it the keys—unless you give it your heart. And so, if you have handed those keys to dunya for a while—take them back. This isn’t the End. You don’t have to die here. Reclaim your heart and place it with its rightful owner: God.


This world isn't perfect. That means it isn't perfectly good; but it isn't perfectly bad, either. The ease comes with the hardship. Shift the focus of what you see, and your experience of this life will change.


Salah is the first thing we will be asked about on the Day of Judgment, and yet it is the last thing that is on our mind.


Seek the ones who never stop caring, who break down your walls, and help you come back to yourself


Some hearts understand each other, even in silence.


My laughter won't last forever but neither will my tears.

We say this life isn't perfect. And it isn't. It isn't perfectly good. But, it also isn't perfectly bad, either.


Don't expect your spouse to be perfect.

He/she is only the dunya version of themselves. Their 'perfect' version is saved for jennah.


My value as a woman is not measured by the size of my waist or the number of men who like me. My worth as a human being is measured on a higher scale: a scale of righteousness and piety. And my purpose in life-despite what fashion magazines say-is something more sublime than just looking good for men.


The traveler walks through many mirages before he finds water.