Oct - Dec 2005, Quotes of the Month

Quotes of the Month

“And whatever is in the heavens and whatever creature is in the earth submits humbly to Allah, and the angels too, and they are not proud.” – Quran 16:49.

“Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, – there are indeed Signs for men of understanding, – Men who celebrate the praises of God, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (with the thought): ‘Our Lord! not for naught hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee!'” – Quran 3:190-191.

‘A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated, “The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) kissed one of his wives while he was fasting,” and then she (‘A’ishah) smiled as she was narrating. Sahih Muslim 1851.

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) observed, “He who intended to do good, but did not do it, one good was recorded for him, and he who intended to do good and also did it, ten to seven hundred good deeds were recorded for him. And he who intended evil, but did not commit it, no entry was made against his name, but if he committed that, it was recorded.” Muslim 1.236. Narrated by Abu Huraira.

“Like almost every major prophet before him, Muhammad fought shy of serving as the transmitter of God’s word sensing his own inadequacy. But the Angel commanded ‘Read’. So far as we know, Muhammad was unable to read or write, but he began to dictate those inspired words which would soon revolutionize a large segment of the earth: ‘There is one God.'” – James Michener, ‘Islam: The Misunderstood Religion,’ Reader’s Digest, May 1955, pp. 68-70.