me to westerners:

omg you take your husband’s name after marriage? that’s so oppressive. so you’re like his property? he can do anything he wants with you? *whispers* is it a religion thing?

you put your parents in senior homes? that’s so backwards and heartless. is it a…



Don’t be like someone
who blindly reaches
for a rose with thorns.

Be like the one who
is well aware that
the things he strives after
might hurt him in the end.

Be like the one who
listens to Al-Hakim,
The Wise, and His warnings.

"But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not." (2:216)