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Faiths of the World Unite! Dr. Pasha Issues Call for Joint Celebration of World Day of Fasting 2010/Ramadan 1431

DR.PASHA | August 19, 2010 | Section: Articles | 1672 reads


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Love Your Family: For, That Is Islam

Here is something special you can do when you are observing the fast during this forthcoming World Day of Fasting on September 5, 2010: Be extra loving, generous, kind and compassionate to your family. For, your family is the focus of God’s way called Islam.

And of God’s love.

If you want me to be specific, here are a couple of details:

  1. You want to go to Heaven? Your best guarantee is go serve your mother and make her happy. For, said the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, “Paradise lies under the feet of mothers.”

  2. And bring up three daughters – or two or even one daughter – in the best way you can, give her the best education and training you can, and help her find the best husband she can.

Again, that is according to the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

  1. And be the best you can be to your wife. That again is directly from the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

And Love Your Neighbour. For, That Is Also Islam

Thus, treating the three key female figures in your life – your mother, your wife and your daughter – in the best and nicest possible manner is your passport to Paradise.

At least so says Islam – and for all these 1400 years.

These are some of the most glorious facts about Islam that maybe some narrow-minded, small-hearted and ill-intentioned people do not want to see get out about Islam. That may be one reason for all this evil and false propaganda against Islam that is sweeping the world these days.

And don’t forget to be nice to your friends and neighbours as well. That is because after your own family, no one is more important than your neighbours.

And God particularly loves that arrangement.

But don’t send to inquire what religion or race your neighbour is. For, then you would have lost the game before you even started it. For, the religion, race or nationality of your neighbour does not really matter. Not in Islam.

For, a neighbour is a neighbour is a neighbour. And Allah loves you to love your neighbour. And that is the Qur’an for you – paraphrased but direct.

And that is what Islam is all about: Loving Your Neighbour.

And also be nice to everyone else, whether you know them or not. Because that is Islam, as they say, in a nutshell. Just being nice to people – the ones you know as well as the ones you don’t. That is directly from the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

Self-evident, wouldn’t you say?

Or would you rather say: Elementary, my dear Watson?

Kick the Booze – and All Other Drugs – Even If It Is Just for One Day

And do you know what? Now is your chance. Kick the booze – and all other drugs, if there are any – even if it is just for one day.

For, to use alcohol is to abuse it. That is the kind of dangerous drug it is.

People may tell you it has some social use here or a medical benefit there. Don’t listen to them. For, the cumulative negative impact of alcohol on individuals, families, workplace and society is devastating.

And it far outweighs any supposed benefit some people may say it has.

Therefore, stay away from alcohol the whole day.

That is right. If you ever needed an excuse to kick the booze, and let yourself out of the bottle, even if it is just for one day, then this is your day.

So, Carpe Diem. Cease the moment. Take time by the forelock and avail yourself of the opportunity sent your way by God Almighty himself.

Do it on this most blessed World Day of Fasting.

Also, while you are at it, stay away from smoking and all other drugs the whole day. Use the World Day of Fasting as the occasion – or excuse if you want to call it that – to liberate yourself as completely as you can from the tyranny of alcohol and drugs on your mind, body, soul, person and life.

 

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