Between my shadow and my soul

To All, With Love

Maybe it's the economic or political mayhem but all I'm feeling right now is hate and anger and blasting of others on blogs. There is More. I know OH doesn't think much of arguments based on religious texts but bleh. Stumbling across this made my day:

Prophet Muhamed SAW said:

"The most beloved to Allah among the people are those who are most beneficial to others. The most beloved deeds in the sight of Allah are bringing happiness to a Muslim, removing his or her difficulty, paying off his or her debt, and removing his or her hunger. Going out with my Muslim brother [or sister] to take care of his [or her] need is more beloved to me than spending a month of i`tikaf[spiritual retreat in the mosque]. For those who control their anger, Allah will cover their shortcomings. For those who subdue their revenge that they can carry on, Allah will fill their hearts with happiness on the Day of Judgment. For those who walk with their brothers [or sisters] to take care of their needs, Allah will establish their feet on the Day when the feel will stumble. Bad temper spoils the deed as vinegar spoils honey." (Reported by At-Tabarani in the Kabir and by Ibn Abi Dunya. Al-Albani said it is a good hadith)

4 shared ideas:

Khadija October 14, 2008 at 3:52 PM  

Hear Hear!= hear, all ye good people, hear what this brilliant and eloquent speaker has to say!"

nicely said nooj.

The Organ Harvester October 14, 2008 at 6:48 PM  

Noojie my little frikkadel, you misunderstand. I dont think arguments which quote religion is bad. I think it's bad when the quote is in lieu of logic or depth. Islam is wonderfully practical. And often quotes can be intellectualized to such an extent that the beauty of its purpose is lost. There is no cognitive process but rather a shallow, rigid adherence with almost absurd and cruelty.

So i'm not opposed to religious foundation for argument, just it being the only basis for it.

Zahera October 15, 2008 at 2:31 PM  

SubhanAllah thats really beautiful :-) thanks for sharing!

M Irfaan October 16, 2008 at 8:40 PM  

he is a person
we breathe the same air
every time I breathe out
he breathes in
and this is sharing the world
and in this way
we are all connected
and therefore
harming others
is harming myself