When problems in life make you seem weak
That’s when you are most likely defeated.
But once you realize, there is a strength
In you that can not be weakened, that’s when
You see clearly and your path in life is deepened.
Don’t let any one or any thing choose your destiny,
Just trust in who you are and proceed accordingly.
You are strongest in your darkest hour,
So hang tough and believe in your power.
Power to control your own destiny and not settle for
Anything less than what you want your life to be.
Yes, this strength lies deep
Inside us all.
So, when you’re about to fall, take a step back,
Reflect on who you are and answer the call.

You’ll Get Through It

So you know what I’m thinking, even before the Earth was completely created, before we existed, Allah was writing our stories. Allah knew you could handle the chaos that yesterday threw at you and the struggles that will come today. When He was writing your story he knew you were the perfect character to take […]

AL-MATIN: The Firm

AL-MATIN (المتين) The Firm, The Steadfast, The Strong, The Ever-Constant, The Powerful, The Omnipotent Arabic root From the root (م ت ن) which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be strong, stout, firm, hard; to be solid, robust; to be steadfast, certain, sure; to possess any quality in a strong degree; the hard outer […]

AL-QADIR: The All-Capable

Beautiful names of Allah linked to His perfect power AL-QĀDIR (القادر) The All-Capable AL-QADĪR (القدير) The Most Able AL-MUQTADIR (المقتدر) The All-Powerful AL-QAWWĪ (القوي) The Powerful AL-MATĪN (المتين) The Firm AL-QAHHĀR (القهار) The Dominator AL-QĀHIR (القاهر) The Subjugator AL-WĀSÍ (الواسع) The All-Comprehending AL-MUHĪT (المحيط) The All-Encompassing AL-QĀDIR (القادر) The All-Capable, The Most Capable, The Capable, […]

Be Your STRONG Self

Don’t forget, you ARE STRONG- Sometimes, we are so busy “trying” to be strong that we forget that we ARE strong. With every hardship we have endured, we have only gained strength from it. Every pain felt, means we have developed thicker skin. So, don’t forget that YOU ARE STRONG, and you will continue to…



When problems in life make you seem weak
that’s when you are most likely defeated.
But once you realize, there is a strength
in you that can not be weakened, that’s when
you see clearly and your path in life is
deepened. Don’t let any one or any thing
choose your destiny, just trust in who you
are and proceed accordingly. You are
strongest in your darkest hour, so hang
tough and believe in your power. Power to
control your own destiny and not settle for
anything less than what you want your
life to be. Yes, this strength lies deep
inside us all. So, when you’re about to
fall, take a step back, reflect on who
you are and answer the call.

Prayer of strength

I am forever stuggling with faith

I pray for strength, to make me calm and stronger 

My mind wanders far from me 

I lose my words and scramble the words together, 

I pray to Allah for strength  and understanding 

I  alone in my faith like a outcast

I dont really fit in anywere 

I drifted alone aimlessly, 

I  accept Islam and believe in it with all my heart

I  no friends I’m the forgotten one

I am invisible even in my own home

I sit alone in my room never included in  discisions 

I am a afterthought 

I pray to Allah to ease my loneliness and give me strength


Bipolar and Suicide in the news


Well bipolar is in the news again and it is being liked with a famous actor he struggled with depression/bipolar along with addition most of his life and in a moment of hopelessness he decided to end his life so now its a hot trending topic .pray

I remember watching the movie What Dreams may come and feeling very sad it touched a raw spot that I haven’t talked about much , My father killed himself when I was 15 and then a year and 6 months later my uncle (mother’s brother ) also killed himself , after it happened no one really talked about how they felt or anything it was just lets move on and forget no counseling or therapy my mom didn’t believe in it . It took me years to seek and accept that yes I have a mental illness and no I can not change that! I now choose to deal with my moods through prayer to Allah , journaling , Mood tracking ( here’s the tracker I use Diet I have eliminated junk foods and most processed foods as well as sodas from my diet  excising I usually walk and talking about how I feel. One thing I have learned is if it works use it if it don’t stop wasting time on it and find something that works.salah


Came across this quote in regards to Robin Williams and had to share.

“Killing oneself is, anyway, a misnomer. We don’t kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive. When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, “He fought so hard.” And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody simply gave up. This is quite wrong.” – Sally Brampton

what dreams

 As a survivor of suicide myself,( yes I did try once in my life and it failed and was so very painful) I can assure you … when you reach the state of belief that the world would be a better place without YOU in it — the movement to attempt is not selfish. It is lonely. And numb. And of a completely diseased mindset.
100’s of people I have talked with who are either suicide survivors or family/friends who have been affected/effected by suicide, one thing rings truer than true. The ones who commit suicide are not narcissistic. A narcissist would not hurt themselves. These folk are not self-absorbed. They do not even remotely like themselves, let alone think of themselves as better than or above all. When one reaches the place of actually acting on the taking of their life … they are alone. In their mind, in their heart, in their soul…they are alone. And they truly think the world would be better — without them in it.

The craziest part of all of this is that MOST people who struggle with deep depression hide it from the world with humor. With ‘normalcy.’ We go about our day to day and we hide in our darkness. We bury it because it is not pretty or culturally acceptable.

The problems all start getting worse when they are all bottled up one needs to express how they feel even if it’s like crap, blah’s or in so much pain just talking about it can help as can medication and routines people need to pull their heads out of the sand and start taking bipolar, depression , sadness call it what you will like a serious disease and treating it as such if it was treated like a heart attack there would be a plan of how to treat and mange the risks.

Routines , diet, excise , medications and therapy , support groups , mood tracking and religion all have a place in fighting bipolar 10259232_10152472378868755_6481177094529623212_o