Jan - Mar 2003, Quotes of the Month

Quotes of the Month

“Pray for help from God, and (wait) in patience and constancy: for the earth is God’s, to give as a heritage to such of His servants as He pleaseth; and the end is (best) for the righteous.” – Qur’an 7:128.

“Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error.” – Qur’an 2:256.

“The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘When you smile at your brother (in faith), or enjoin what is reputable, or forbid what is objectionable, or direct someone who has lost his way, or help a man who has bad eyesight, or remove (debris) from the road, or pour water from your bucket into your brother’s, it counts as charity.'” – Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 594.

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Islam initiated as something strange, and it would revert to its (old position) of being strange, so good tidings for the strangers.” – Sahih Muslim 1.270. Narrated AbuHurayrah.

“We were truly all the same (brothers) – because their belief in one God had removed the white from their minds, the white from their behavior, and the white from their attitude. I could see from this, that perhaps if white Americans could accept the Oneness of God (tawheed), then perhaps, too, they could accept in reality the Oneness of Man – and cease to measure, and hinder, and harm others in terms of their ‘differences’ in color.” Malcolm X. From letter written during Hajj.