Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal. Remember the reply of the righteous slave to Moses when he said to him: 'May I follow you so that you can teach me what you know about what is right?' He replied: 'Surely you will not be able to be patient with me. How can you be patient about something which you do not understand?'.

Imam Ali (As)
"Search for your heart in three situations: When the recitation of the Qur’aan is heard, in the gatherings where Allaah is remembered and in times of seclusion. If you do not find your heart in these situations, then ask Allaah to grant you a heart, for indeed you do not have a heart."
Abdullah ibn Ma’sood (radhiAllahu ‘anhu) [Al-Fawaa-id, page. 213-221 (via khadlja)

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"In the world I am
Always a stranger
I do not understand its language
It does not understand my silence"
Bei Dao (via thoughtsofam)

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"To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see.
Realize that everything connects to everything else."
Leonardo Da Vinci   (via thelittlephilosopher)

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"When someone shows you their heart, their past, their wounds, they have entrusted you with the deepest part of themselves. It is the part of themselves that makes them uniquely beautiful. To be trusted in this way is a great honor. Guard that trust with your life."
Yasmin Mogahed  (via alwanizolkifli)

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"When someone is clothed in the raiment of Modesty, the people do not see their faults"
Imam Ali (a.s) [Nahj-ul-Balagha] (via karballa)