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It’s Original Mercy…Not Sin

It’s Original Mercy…Not Sin

So this is not a matter of original sin, with which we have enslaved ourselves to the whims of Satan, and rendered ourselves further incapacitated by its insinuations. It is rather the original mercy man has completely forgotten.

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Satan is Clever… Here is One of His Tricks

Satan is Clever… Here is One of His Tricks

That method is important to understand, and it is captured in the first expression of the verse, (Fadallahuma Bighurur). The verb dalla is used when you draw a bucket, which is called dalw in Arabic. Another related verb is adla, which means to drop a bucket down and pull it right back up. You know in the old times there is a well and you kind of crank up the water? You know, and you pull the bucket back up, this is adla.

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Righteous Action and Activism: Islamic Perspective

Righteous Action and Activism: Islamic Perspective

This hadith gives us a clear perspective on Islamic attitude towards action and activism. In a very simple and profound way, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) paves the way to righteous activism. The Prophet did not say “If the end approaches, give up everything, go to the mosque and just pray. Give up all worldly business.” Rather, he gave us a new perspective about work and action.

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Practice What You Preach

Practice What You Preach

Sometimes people recite the verses of Quran, study knowledge, listen to lectures and talks only to write down a list of points that they can use when they give a speech. That is OK so long as when you write all of those things down, the first reason you write them down is the benefit you get from them. After the verses benefit you and have an impact on you, you say to yourself, 'You know what? It is probably good that I share this with someone else.'

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