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My master, I have some last wishes to express. When I was born, I had my first look at your face and it is my last desire that when I die, I may be on it too. My one eye is pierced by an arrow and the other is filled with blood. If you will clear the blood from my one eye, I’ll be able to see you and fulfill my last dying desire. My second wish is that when I die you may not carry my body to the camp. I had promised to bring water to Sakina and, since I have failed in my attempt to bring her water, I cannot face her even in death. Besides, I know that the blows you have received since this morning have all but crushed you and carrying my body to the camp will be breaking work for you. And my third wish is that Sakina may not be brought here to see my plight. I know with what love and affection she was devoted to me. The sight of my dead body lying here will kill her.

Abbas ibn Ali as-Saqqa (ع) The Suffering of the Ahlul Bayt p. 198
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A cup of tea and the Masjid-al-Haram, Makkah
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A cup of tea and the Masjid-al-Haram, Makkah

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The richest of people is that who is satisfied with what Allah has chosen for him.
Imam Zain-ul Abideen (as)

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Really can not wait for Muharram.. ❤️

Verily, Allāh lets [a person] enjoy a blessing for as long as He wills. But when He is no longer thanked for it, He turns it into a punishment.
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Forty percent of Muslims say they have a college degree or more, compared to the 29 percent of Americans overall. Muslim women in America… are statistically likely as Muslim men to hold college or postgraduate degrees. Muslim women also report monthly household incomes more or nearly equal to men’s, compared to women and men in other faith groups.
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Hussain lost his back,

When he realized Abbas 

Was not coming back.

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يا حسين …. كلمة تعلو صميم الارواح والاشياءصفحة العتبة الحسينية المقدسة
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يا حسين …. كلمة تعلو صميم الارواح والاشياء
صفحة العتبة الحسينية المقدسة

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Even the wind held its breath,

When Abbas’s flag stopped waving.

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‘Oh Karbala! on Flickr.
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the only saying on earth that has the power to make you step back and take a good look at what you gained, and not what you lost. (via ninjabfro)

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The only thing you should be doing behind someone else’s back is making dua for them.

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Love wins.
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Love wins.