Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ramadan - Episode 14


In The Shade of Ramadan - Season 2


Episode 14 - Sincere Intentions

~ Zaied Abbassi of MAS Youth New Jersey reminds us
to have sincere intentions. He outlines some
of the blessings of sincere intentions and practical steps
towards attaining this quality.


SURAH Al-Ahzab (33:21)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

"Indeed in the Messenger of Allâh (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allâh and the Last Day and remembers Allâh much." (33:21)


Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,

"Do not ask me unnecessarily about the details of the things which I do not mention to you. Verily, the people before you were doomed because they were used to putting many questions to their Prophets and had differences about their Prophets. Refrain from what I forbid you and do what I command you to the best of your ability and capacity".

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


To be unnecessarily inquisitive and create differences and confusion in the Injunctions of Allah and His Prophet (PBUH) leads to destruction. The safest course lies only in following the Orders of Allah and His Prophet (PBUH) without `ifs' and `buts.'

Hairsplitting in religious issues falls in this category. It opens the door for chaos and conflict and paves the way for disunity and separation.

May Allah give sense to the Muslim Ummah to abandon this road and take the Right Path which ensures peace and security. Let it be absolutely clear that the Right Path is one and one alone. There cannot be multiple right paths, it is one and singular. Once a community leaves the Straight Path, it is sure to go astray.

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