it was the summer of 7th grade going to 8th
a nigga was stressed and depressed
walking home like
"how the fuck did i manage to do this to myself"
on the brink of tears everyday scared to tell my mom
luckily they had this program
"read away your fees" or some shit like that
every half an hour you sat in the library and read it took 2 dollars off
my mother aint see me for about a month and a half.
story of my life.
If you’re HURT by people, who share the same blood as you,
…remember Yusuf (alaihis-salaam), who was betrayed by his own brothers.
If you find your PARENTS opposing you,
….remember Ibrahim (alaihis-salaam), whose father helped build the idols.
If you’re STUCK with a problem where there’s no way out,
….remember Yunus (alaihis-salaam) stuck in the belly of a whale.
If you’re ill & your body cries with PAIN,
….remember Ayoob (alaihis-salaam) who was more ill than you.
If someone SLANDERS you,
….remember Ai’sha (radhi allahu anha) who was slandered throughout the city.
If you’re LONELY,
….recall Aadam (alaihis-salaam) who was created alone.
If you CAN’T SEE any LOGIC around you,
…think of Nuh (alaihis-salaam) who built an ark without questioning.
If you are MOCKED by your own relatives;
… think of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
Let’s take a lesson of patience & perseverance from them, in’sha’Allah!