Imām al-Hasan [a] was once asked about courage, to which he replied:
‘It is to know when to stand up to ones opponents, and when to be patient in the face of criticism and slander.’(Bihār al-Anwār, v. 78, p. 104, no. 2)
Imam Ali (a.s.)
Source: Nahjul Balagha, sermon 32
Patience raises its hands in awe of Abbas
|—||Dr. John Esposito, The Future of Islam (via thelittlephilosopher)|
Remember, that this world which you covet so ardently and attempt to acquire so earnestly, and which some times annoys you and some times pleases you so much, is neither your home nor a permanent destination. You have not been created for it, nor invited to it as your resting place. It shall neither remain with you forever nor will you remain in it eternally.
“If it has enticed you with its charms, it has also warned and cautioned you of real dangers lurking in its folds. Take account of the warnings it has given you and do not be seduced or deceived by its allurements. These warnings should desist you from being too greedy or too covetous to possess it. Try, to advance towards the place where you are invited for eternal bliss, and turn your face away from the vicious world.
Imam Ali (a.s.)
Source: Nahjul Balagha, Sermon 173
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“She was born with a gift of laughter
and a sense that the world was mad.”
Mongolian girl laughing in front of her house
"A heavy iron chain hangs in the upper part of the court entrance on the western side of the Mosque. Only the sultan was allowed to enter the court of the Blue Mosque on horseback. The chain was put there, so that the sultan had to lower his head every time he enter the court in order not to get hit.
It was done as a symbolic gesture, to ensure the humility of the ruler in the face of the divine.”
|—||St. Augustine of Hippo, The Confessions (via thelittlephilosopher)|
|—||Stephen Dedalus, The Bitter Harvest Sectarianism in Balochistan (via khatmal)|