"I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am."
Anything you lose comes round
in another form."
"Everything will fall into place when it needs to. You just need to get up every morning and do your part of the job, do something every day that will get you closer to your dream, and eventually, life will take you there if you let it."
"It is important to look at the life of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and know that no one faced greater tribulation. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم lived to see all of his children buried, except for Fatima. How many people experience that in their lifetime? Out of six children, he saw five of them perish. His father died before his birth. His mother died when he was just a boy. His guardian grandfather then died. When he received his calling, he saw his people turn against him with vehemence and brutality. People who had once honored him now slandered him, calling him a madman, liar, and sorcerer. They stalked him and threw stones at him until he bled. They boycotted him and composed stinging invectives against him. He lost his closest friends and relatives, like Hamza, who was killed on the battlefield. His beloved wife Khadija after 25 years of blissful marriage died during the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم most difficult moment. Abu Talib, his protecting uncle, also died. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was the target of 13 assassination attempts. How many people have faced all of that? Not once in a single hadith is there a complaint from him–except when beseeching his Lord."
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on the sabr of Prophet Muhammad (saws)
It honestly makes you think. Perhaps Allah gave him the most hardship not only as a motivator and reminder that we can get through our struggles because they obviously are not close to what he (saws) went through, but that hardship is one of the biggest ways we can actually get closer to Allah swt.
May Allah send peace and blessings upon the best of creation, on his family, and on his followers, ameen.
"Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions."