July - Sept 2011, Quotes of the Month

Quotes of the Month

“A time will come when the sky bursts apart, obeying its Lord as it must. A time will come when the earth expands, casting out all the creatures that live upon it and within it, and becoming empty; it will do this in obedience to its Lord, as it must. Then all men and women who strive to meet their Lord, will do so.” – Quran 84:1-6.

“The hypocrites exchange guidance for error. But they gain nothing in the exchange; instead they stray from the right path. They are like people who kindle fires; but as soon as their fires are burning brightly, God puts out the fires and leaves them in darkness, unable to see. They are deaf, dumb and blind; they will never return to the right path.” – Quran 2:17-18.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “If anyone says in the morning: “O Allah! whatever favour has come to me, it comes from Thee alone Who has no partner; to Thee praise is due and thanksgiving,!’ he will have expressed full thanksgiving for the day; and if anyone says the same in the evening, he will have expressed full thanksgiving for the night.” – Sunan Abu-Dawud 41/ 5055. Narrated Abdullah ibn Ghannam.

I heard the Messenger of Allah as saying: He who amongst you sees something abominable should modify it with the help of his hand; and if he has not strength enough to do it, then he should do it with his tongue, and if he has not strength enough to do it, (even) then he should (abhor it) from his heart, and that is the least of faith.” – Sahih Muslim 1/79. Narrated Tariq b. Shihab.

“The good sense of Muhammad despised the pomp of royalty. The Apostle of God submitted to the menial offices of the family; he kindled the fire; swept the floor; milked the ewes; and mended with his own hands his shoes and garments. Disdaining the penance and merit of a hermit, he observed without effort of vanity the abstemious diet of an Arab.” – Edward Gibbon in ‘History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.’