April - June 2002, Quotes of the Month

Quotes of the Month

“The Believers are but a single Brotherhood: so make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah, that ye may receive Mercy.” – Qur’an 49:10.

“The parable of those who take protectors other than Allah is that of the spider, who builds (to itself) a house; but truly the flimsiest of houses is the spider’s house – if they but knew.” – Quran 29:41.

Narrated by Abu Wail (ra): ‘ Abdullah used to give a religious talk to the people on every Thursday. Once a man said, “O Aba ‘Abdur-Rahman! (By Allah) I wish if you could preach us daily.” He replied, “The only thing which prevents me from doing so, is that I hate to bore you, and no doubt I take care of you in preaching by selecting a suitable time just as the Prophet (saw) used to do with us, for fear of making us bored.” Bukhari 1.70.

“Was the Western media hoping that Afghan women would suddenly whip off the burqa and run around like Sports Illustrated swimsuit models after the Taliban was ousted?” – Christie Z Pabon (aka Aziza).

“I am your fellow-man, not your slave.” – Frederick Douglass.