When everything was lost, emptiness was gained. A void was found, and this need was so profound. It was only by the mercy of Allah that I lost everything. That’s right, ‘mercy’, because I had nothing yet I knew it was all a blessing. I had filled my heart with this duniya for way too long….
“I pray that God will bless you in everything that you do. I pray that you will grow intellectually, so that you can understand the problems of the world and where you fit into, in that world picture. And I pray that all of the fear that has ever been in your heart will be taken out.”—Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (via showmeurdreams)