Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ramadan - Episode 13


In The Shade of Ramadan - Season 2


Episode 13 - Changing Ones Self

~ Imam Suhaib Webb talks about the importance of the "self"
and discusses ways on working to change ones self
for the better during Ramadan.


SURAH Al-Jumua (62:10)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

"Then when the (Jumu'ah) Salât (prayer) is ended, you may disperse through the land, and seek the Bounty of Allâh (by working, etc.), and remember Allâh much, that you may be successful " (62:10)


Zubair bin `Awwam (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said,

"It is far better for you to take your rope, go to the mountain, (cut some firewood) carry it on your back, and sell it and thereby save your face than begging from people whether they give you or refuse.''



As compared to beggary, this Hadith puts emphasis on hard work. However, people may look down upon manual labour or hard work, yet it is certainly far better than seeking charity servilely, because doing a job like this will certainly save a man's self-respect, whereas begging puts him in an awkward position.

To put it in this way, Islam stands for a man's deliverance from indignity and teaches him to keep his sense of dignity.

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