Optimistic Muse
Surround yourself with positive people. But if you can't do that, be your own optimistic muse.

"You never lose.
You either win or learn."

"ماں کی دعاء جنت کی ہوا
A mother’s du’a is the breeze of paradise."

"A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet ‘for sale,’ who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence - briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing - cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his “normal” contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living in an insane society, rather than that of the more conventional neurosis of a sick man trying to adapt himself to a sick society. In the process of going further in his analysis, i.e. of growing to greater independence and productivity,his neurotic symptoms will cure themselves."

"I’m thankful that God hasn’t let me go, because I’ve let Him go, lots of times. He rescued me and continues to amaze me with things that are beyond what I deserve for myself."


1. Death brings out the best in people.

2. When someone tells you your hijab takes away your beauty, you must laugh. If your beauty is so fragile a mere scarf can take it away, why would you want it?

3. Talking over death is like stitching over a wound. At first it hurts, but then it starts to heal.

4. Going out to see a sad movie, even by yourself, is what you need sometimes.

5. In prayer, Allah reveals the deepest parts of you. The parts you forgot about, or put away in hiding.

6. The joy of a stranger calling you sister is worth a thousand times the joy of cute shorts or a pretty dress.

7. When you say it enough, Salaam Alaykum can sound like hello.

8. Ringing up friends is more important than sleep, or exams, or jobs when they are sad and alone.

9. Mama only wants what is best for you. Be patient. She was to you.

10. Spiritual talks until 4am are sometimes more than okay. They are important. And sometimes they keep you up for fajr.

11. Hearing Salaam on a bad day is as good as coming back to your hometown.

12. Words in people’s native languages are as close to jannah as we get in this world.

13.When you see your friends faces after a long drought of their company is enough to make you tell them you love them. You should tell them this more often.

14. You should tell the people you love, that you love. Sometimes we don’t get the chance. Don’t waste your own.

15. It’s okay to cry. It is love, it is. I have spent the last three years trying to get over her, not letting myself cry. When I did, I realised it did not make me weak, it made me human. And I was created to be human.


"The universe is so well balanced that the mere fact that you have a problem also serves as a sign that there is a solution."