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91 Inspiring Quotes by Yasmin Mogahed

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Wikipedia Summary for Yasmin Mogahed

Yasmin Mogahed is a Muslim woman based in the US. She is a specialist in spirituality, psychology, and personal development. She completed her B.S. in psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She also completed a master's degree in journalism and mass communications from the same university. She writes for HuffPost and formerly wrote for InFocus News. She is the first Muslim woman to become an instructor at AlMaghrib Institute. Formerly she had been an instructor for the Cardinal Stritch University. She is known internationally for her motivational lectures.

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Never curse a fall. The ground is where humility lives.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Break in the hands of God, He'll unbreak you. Break in the hands of people, you'll remain forever broken. Break to no one, your heart will remain hard.

--Yasmin Mogahed


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Sometimes we make duaa for a door of dunya. When it doesn't open, we cry. Not realizing that Allah has instead opened a door of jennah for us.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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When talking about marriage, Allah says your spouses are garments for you. A garment may or may not fit perfectly-but either way, it covers imperfections, protects, and beautifies.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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When you Rectify your Relationship with the Creator, He Rectifies your relationship with All of the Creation.

--Yasmin Mogahed




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Don't you think there's a problem when we live in a society that considers a woman's greatest accomplishment being pretty for a man?

--Yasmin Mogahed

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We cannot tolerate one mistake from others, and yet God tolerates a planet covered with His own creation that live their entire lives sinning and denying Him, and yet continues to feed, clothe and protect them.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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This pain in your heart was created to make you yearn less for this life. And to yearn more for jennah. Allahu akbar.

--Yasmin Mogahed




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Yes, the heart breaks. But, it also heals.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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The Dunya is like the ocean and our heart is like the ship. If a ship allows the water to enter, it will sink. Just like when we allow the Dunya to enter our heart.

--Yasmin Mogahed


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Ya Allah, envelop our hearts with a shield of your light and mercy, so the pain doesn't penetrate.

--Yasmin Mogahed



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Everything in this life is only a glimpse of the real thing. Love, beauty, pleasure, even pain in its true essence is only in the next.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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The fastest way to heal a broken heart is to find someone better to love, and love more. Know that sometimes heartbreak happens just to push you to God.

--Yasmin Mogahed



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My dear sisters in humanity: Your beauty-both internal and external-is priceless. Only the man who marries you has a right to see it. Never forget, if he doesn't want to marry you, he doesn't deserve you.

--Yasmin Mogahed





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Allah is al-Kareem, so if He withholds from you it is not on account of stinginess. It is on account of His generosity. He withholds to give.

--Yasmin Mogahed


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It's never easy to stand when the storm hits. And that's exactly the point. By sending the wind, He brings us to our knees: the perfect position to pray.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Leaving the people and places you love, is a reminder of the impermanence of this life. And the permanence of the next.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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What's given to dunya is lost forever. What's given to Allah is never lost. If you give what you love, for the sake of what He loves, you'll have what you love forever.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Beware of what you let enter your heart. There will come a day when you'd give anything to remove it.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Your beauty is in your sensitivity. Don't let anyone take it from you.

--Yasmin Mogahed


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When you suffer, don't speak. Look inside and listen for the duaa He inspires in you. and then ask Him. Again and again. Don't stop.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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As a Muslim woman, I've been liberated from a silent kind of bondage. I don't answer to the slaves of God on earth. I answer to their King.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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You've been given status today, but never forget where you came from. You came from dirt and will return to dirt. You will be on that day as you began: just you and Him.

--Yasmin Mogahed


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Do you struggle with confusion? Not knowing which way to go? Here's why: We turn to means (help of creation, our own mind) before turning to God.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.

--Yasmin Mogahed



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Salah is the first thing we will be asked about on the Day of Judgment, and yet it is the last thing that is on our mind.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Do not say that every day you spend on this earth is a day closer to dying. Every day you spend on this earth is a day closer to finally living.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Many of us rely on our own illusion of control. But when God makes it known to you that you're not the one steering the ship, be thankful. He has removed the illusion, and forced you to rely only on Him.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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With the withering of the rose, and with each fallen petal, Allah is reminding us that everything here is passing away. He is reminding us that nothing in this world will remain, except for Allah.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing.

--Yasmin Mogahed


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Allah does not withhold to withhold. Remaking the heart was the objective. To remake it, He sometimes breaks it first.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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To me, jennah is the place where you get to be with the people you love, including those you can't always be with in this life. And being with them forever.

--Yasmin Mogahed



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In His infinite mercy, Allah has
sent the light of Ramadan to erase the night. He has sent the month of the Qur'an so that He might
elevate us and bring us from our isolation to His nearness.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Ignoring a Reality doesn't make it less Real. It's still going to happen. Being unprepared for something doesn't stop it from happening.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Stop trying to make this life into what it cannot and never was intended to be: jennah. Only then will it stop breaking your heart.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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If you allow dunya to own your heart, like the ocean that owns the boat, it will take over. You will sink down to the depths of the sea. You will touch the ocean floor.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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When the pain overtakes you, reach inside. Gather the broken pieces, and hand them to God. Ask Him to remake your heart. Different, this time. Stronger. More beautiful. This is how we are made, and remade by the Maker.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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If you want to know what's Real, of love, of life, of loyalty, put it through the greatest test: Time.

--Yasmin Mogahed



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Study the hurtful patterns of your life.
Then don't repeat them.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Sometimes this world comes between us and what we love. But if we are patient, when this world passes away, there will be no more separation.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Be careful about wanting what others have. There is always a price. Perhaps God didn't give it to you, because He knew you wouldn't be able to pay it.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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My laughter won't last forever but neither will my tears. We say this life isn't perfect. And it isn't. It isn't perfectly good. But, it also isn't perfectly bad, either.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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When your failures surround you, and all the open doors have closed, look up. There's a door that never closes, a way, when all the other ways have failed you.

--Yasmin Mogahed


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If you want this life to stop breaking your heart, stop giving your heart to this life.

--Yasmin Mogahed





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Times of hardship can act as both an indicator, as well as a cure, for our broken relationship with our Creator.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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When you love something so much, protect what you love, and the bond between you, by making the love about Allah.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Just as storms change the landscape of the earth, our hardships change the landscape of the heart.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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You never have to be scared of the trials but of standing alone in the trials without shelter.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Sometimes people have nothing to say because they're too empty and sometimes people have nothing to say because they're too full.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Don't expect your spouse to be perfect. He she is only the dunya version of themselves. Their 'perfect' version is saved for jennah.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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Oh my heart, there is another way to love. Do not love the gift for what the gift is. Love the gift for Who it came from.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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You cried when He took away your drop of water, not knowing He'd saved for you, the sea.

--Yasmin Mogahed



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Sometimes the gifts of God aren't wrapped as we expect.

--Yasmin Mogahed



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Embrace life and all that God gives you-but never let it contain you. This world is too small to contain you.

--Yasmin Mogahed

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