Ruminspiration: Five Favorite Rumi Quotes

Life isn’t easy—and NEWSFLASH—it isn’t meant to be. It can feel like trial after trial, bad news after bad news. But Allah guaranteed us in the Qur’an that it’ll get better:

“For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” (94:5-6)

Whenever I’m feeling down in the dumps, totally unmotivated, or am in a desperate need for a pick-me-up, I like to look back at a collection of quotes. Sometimes the quotes make their own way into my Twitter feed, when I’m not even actively searching for them. It’s like Allah knows exactly what I need to read and when I need to read it so I can get back up on my feet. I saved those quotes/tweets over the past few months, and gathered them in a one-stop spot for your inspiration needs.

These are my five favorite Rumi quotes, or as I like to call them, Ruminspirations—quotes from Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi’s translated works, taken from one of my favorite Twitter accounts.


“Lovely days don’t come to you, you should walk to them.”


“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly.”


“God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don’t forget… The heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.”


“Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it. For God has placed a pearl in sorrow’s hand.”


“Never lose hope, my heart. Miracles dwell in the invisible.”


I hope you find these quotes as inspirational as I do. Let us know what your favorites are below!