From the Collection: Islamic Quotes About Judgmentalism and Criticizing People
Originally found on: islam2011 (via islamic-art-and-quotes)
7 Practical tips for being gentle:
(1) Never speak in a state of anger
(2) Give others the benefit of doubt
(3) Think good of others
(4) Treat others as you would like them to treat you
(5) Think before you speak
(6) Choose the right time, place and manner to convey the message
(7) Never correct people in public.
THE DON’TS OF FRIENDSHIP
|—||Warsan Shire (via pyrrhics)|
“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.”
Don’t be negative during Ramadan. Just because you’re hungry doesn’t mean you can be a jerk, the whole point of fasting is to make things more difficult so you may improve your Taqwa, which means “God consciousness.” So,
- Be more patience with your family and friends.
- Stop “hating” things.
- Stop saying you can’t stand “people who do x.”
- Stop criticizing those who are not as aware of things as you, help them see what you see. More importantly: realize that you are also unaware of many things.
- Stop keeping your good manners to those who you think deserve it, everyone does.
- Stop beating yourself up, you’re not as bad as you think and you’re better than you say.
|—||Nouman Ali Khan. (via ririnara)|
Sesame Street: Usher’s ABC Song
Do you know your ABCs? Do you need someone to teach them to you? You’re in luck, because that’s just what Usher is going to do!
See this… this is how it’s done.
No “you don’t look chunky, you look beautiful.”
No “you don’t look chunky” at all.
Just complete acceptance. Yeah, you look how you do, and how you look is beautiful. Mama gets it.