“And if all the trees on Earth were pens and the ocean was ink, with seven oceans behind it to add to it, the words of God would not be exhausted. For God is Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom” -Quran 31:27

“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“[Blindly] following ancient customs and traditions does not mean that the dead are alive, but that the living are dead” -Ibn Khaldun

“Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for anyone except the believer. If something of good/happiness befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him he is patient and that is good for him” -Sahih Muslim, #2999

“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act” -George Orwell

“All the children of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent” -Ibn Majah

“…Islamic civilization is marked by its [emphasis] upon beauty being wedded to every aspect of human life, from the chanting of the Quran to the making of pots and pans. The traditional Islamic ambience, both the plastic and the sonoral, have always been beautiful, for traditional Islam sees beauty as a complement of the Truth” -Seyyed Hossein Nasr

“All who wander are not lost” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“I love beautiful things–flowers and horses and music and art, galaxies made of roses, sapphire waterfalls, crystal starlight–because it was once Islamic to love beauty” -me

“Speak now or forever hold your peace in pieces” -Shafiqah Othman Hamzah

“Kindness is not to be found in anything but that it adds to its beauty and it is not withdrawn from anything but that it becomes defective” -Sahih Muslim, Book 3, #6274

“No man with a sense of hi’jab would arrogantly police mine” -Nahida S. Nisa

“[Tears are a] form of Mercy that God has lodged in the heart of His servants, and God is Merciful to those who show Mercy” -Bukhari, Vol. 2, #373

“The one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a Mujahid (warrior) who fights for God’s Cause, or like him who performs prayers all the night and fasts all the day” -Bukhari, Vol. 7, #265

“You can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle” -Albert Einstein








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