A man asked ash-Shafi’i, “O Abu ‘Abdillah! Which is better for a person, to gain power or to be afflicted?” So ash-Shafi’i said, “One will not gain power until he is afflicted. For indeed Allah afflicted Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa, ‘Isa and Muhammad, may the salawat of Allah and salam be upon them all. So when they were patient, they gained power, so let not anyone think at all that he is free from pain.”
 [Madarij as-Salikin by Ibn al-Qayyim 2/283] (via africanamerican-muslim)
It’s love. I’m in love with her okay? If you’re looking for the word that means caring for someone with all rationality and wanting them to have everything they want no matter how much it destroys you, it’s love. And when you love someone you just you don’t stop, ever. Even when people roll their eyes or call you crazy, even then, especially then. You just, you don’t give up, because if I could give up, if I could just you know take the whole worlds advice and move on and find someone else then that wouldn’t be love, that would be some other disposable thing, that is not worth fighting for.
Ted Mosby (How I Met Your Mother)