You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.
If only the kings of this world realized how much pleasure a servant experiences in worship, they would never even glance at the worldly delights.
Entrance to the Shrine of Lady Fatima al-Masuma in Qom, Iran
The women by nature, in essence, is a nurturer. She has been granted the womb, not the man, but this physical, external womb is only one aspect, one dimension to this nurturing capacity of hers. It would be premature if you limit her nurturing nature only to bringing up babies. However noble that is, it is only one manifestation, but there’s no need to confine this nurturing capacity to nurturing babies. This nurturing inner layer can manifest itself and permeate through society. We need nurturing teachers, nurturing doctors, as well as nurturing mothers. The important thing is she has to nurture, wherever she goes, from the house to the society. This is her role, and by being granted this freedom, she must now work on this nurturing capacity to benefit society.
I sought for the light of the heart and found it in contemplation and crying. I sought for crossing the Bridge (on the Day of Resurrection) and found it in giving charity. I sought for the light of the face and found it in the night prayer.
“Hasbunallahu wa ni`mal Wakil’: حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ
Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs.”
Surah Al ‘Imran (3:173)
Doesn’t that comfort your heart, O Mu’min?
Be careful to have truthful friends and try to obtain them, for they are your support when you are in welfare, and your advocator when you have misfortune.
The ayat Imam Ali (as) read while filling his wound with dirt after ibn Muljim (la) struck him.
If you settle your accounts with Allah and take refuge in remembering Him, you need not fear any creature; as the reckoning of creatures is transitory, while the reckoning before Allah is eternal.