All the Time that You Spend Not Working for Allah,
How Will You Account for That Time? [Quote – 890]
I may have said this before, but let me say this again anyway.
Qur’an tells us that Allah made us – created us – to Work for Him. The words of the Qur’an are clear, simple and direct. And here they are:
Wa Maa Khalaqtul Jinnah Wal Insa Illaa Li-Ya’budooni!
And here is a paraphrase of these divine and immortal words of the Qur’an:
“I created not the Jinns and the Humans,
save for one single purpose
and one single mission:
To Serve Me and To Work for Me!”
So, anything that humans engage in, other than Serving Allah and Working for Him, marks them down as fugitive slaves, on the run from Allah’s justice, with the whole universe in hot pursuit of them to apprehend them and to bring them to justice.
We all know Allah is most forgiving and most accepting of excuses from his slaves, and he is most compassionate and generous.
Yet, I cannot help wondering how in the world I will, and others will, ever account for all those seconds and minutes, and for all those days and months and years, we all spend not doing Allah’s Work, not Working for Allah and not Serving Him – however we may want to define and interpret the expressions Working for Allah and Serving Allah.
The Devil Seeks Out Good People to Mislead and to Destroy [Quote – 889]
The Devil – Shaitan or Satan – is a smart investor.
He does not like to waste his capital on fools and wastrels who are already in his bag. People who are busy squandering their capital with God Almighty in one foolish way or another such as drinking or gambling.
And those given to a life of adultery, fornication and pedophilia. And those engaged in moral, economic, political and cultural corruption.
As a rule, he likes to maximize returns on his time, talent, training and effort. So, often, he chooses his targets quite wisely and carefully.
Bad People are already under his influence and in his grip. And he knows that. So why should he waste his time with them, right?
Shaitan knows that Bad People will be only too happy to do his bidding. All he has to do is snap his fingers and they will come running to him like a bevy of hungry, lovesick poodles. And he will make available for them all the opportunities for evil that they crave and indulge.
It is, therefore, the Good People that Shaitan – the Devil – is most after. And it is Good People that Shaitan worries about most.
Shaitan’s biggest challenge is how to start the Good People off on a slippery slope. How to make Good People take their first Bad Step.
Once the Good People take their first Wrong Step, Shaitan knows that will bring them down from their secure Good Position and send them down spiraling to a free fall – and to eventual perdition.
Education Is What Islam Came in the World to Promote [Quote – 888]
The following saying — Hadith — is proof that Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, is truly a prophet and messenger of God — just as he claimed he was.
He says, and that means it is a Hadith Sharif:
“A single Learned Individual is harder for the Devil to deal with than a 1000 pious people who may be absorbed all the time in worshiping God and in doing penance.”
And then he says in what is another Hadith:
“I was only sent into this world as an educator.”
Innamaa Bu’th-tu Mu’alliman.
Just think about it for a moment! How astounding and miraculous that statement sounds in and of itself!
But then consider the fact that all this was happening in early 7th Century! When most people had no clue what education was all about. And when, in fact, most people were not even allowed access to education or to teachers or to books.
Well, it seems to me, that is what real miracles are made of, in case you really wanted to know.
And that is what gives added credence to the claim that Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, was indeed truly a prophet and messenger of God — just as he claimed he was.
Worst Form of Prostitution [Quote – 887]
People would say that everybody needs to make a living.
Some would say even prostitutes do, no matter how low others may consider their profession.
But to make a living by knowingly, willfully and maliciously lying about an entire “religion” like Islam, that hundreds of millions of people throughout the world honor, cherish and practice, and do so for money, and for worldly gain, and to advance all kinds of personal and social and political agendas, must count as among the lowest of all professions.
Beware of Those Who Make a Career or Business Out of Islam and Muslims [Quote – 886]
Perhaps one of the biggest threats to the integrity of Islam – and in some ways to the future of the world – comes from those who make a career or a business out of Islam and Muslims.
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