11 of the Best Quotes by Yasmin Mogahed


  1. “I’ve come to be grateful for the things that didn’t work out. I found out they were meant to prepare you for the things that do. Alhamdulilah.”

  2. “This explains why we sometimes feel inexplicably drawn to other souls–even those we just met: The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The souls are (like) an army joined (in the world of spirits) whichever souls knew each other (in that world) are attracted towards each other (in this world) and whichever remained distant and indifferent (there) are disinterested to each other (in this world)” (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Kitaab Ahaadeeth al-Anbiyaa’, Baab al-Arwaah junood mujannadah).”

  3. “Sometimes we cannot break free from the chains of our past, because we haven’t made amends for those sins and missed obligations. But the beauty is we have an All-Loving, All-Forgiving, All-Merciful Lord who loves for us to turn to Him in repentance.”

  4. “Don’t be afraid to let go. Allow me to be the first person to say, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for your pain. Believe me, I know you are haunted by all that you’ve invested. I know that you feel it was all for nothing. But please trust me, none of that matters. The only thing that matters is your peace of heart *now* and moving forward. Let go of the past. Let go of all you’ve given. Let go of the ending you thought you wanted.”

  5. “…I love truthful people so much…The ones who aren’t afraid to say they’re afraid. The ones who have the courage to look into what’s really in their heart, no matter how scary it is. And then who have the bravery to live that truth–no matter what the obstacles are.”

  6. “It’s amazing how when things don’t work out the way you planned, Allah makes them work out better. And when you least expect it, you’re given so much more than what you thought you wanted. Alhamdulilah.”

  7. “I think there’s something we all have in common. Acceptance. We often search our whole lives for it, and rarely ever find it. Then the land where we find it, becomes the most precious land of our heart.”

  8. “Sometimes your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness. For me it’s the ability to hyperfocus. To see through what is, into what could be. To look past the debris and the surface, to see what’s underneath: the essence of things. The potential. But I have learned that this strength can also destroy me. It’s one thing to believe in the potential and essence of something. It’s another thing entirely to ignore the current reality of it.”

  9. “Sometimes his mercy is manifested in making us remember. Sometimes it’s in making us forget.”

  10. While driving this morning, I saw a billboard that said: ‘Turn heartbreak into hope.’ And then, directly in front of me, on the car license plate, it read: ‘Live free, or die.’ May Allah turn all our heartbreaks into hope, and free our hearts from the shackles that bind them.”

  11. “Allah is able to give you the whole ocean, so don’t settle for drops. Seek in Him, and you’ll always find.”


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