July - Sept 2003, Quotes of the Month

Quotes of the Month

“Surely, a Messenger has come unto you from among yourselves; grievous to him is it that you should fall into trouble; he is ardently desirous of your welfare; and to the believers he is specially compassionate and merciful. But if they turn away, say, `Allah is sufficient for me. There is no god but He. In Him do I put my trust, and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne. ‘” – Quran 9: 128-9.

“And He has put affection between their (believers’) hearts. If you hadst expended all that is in the earth, thou couldst not have put affection between their hearts, but Allah has put affection between them. Surely, He is Mighty, Wise . ” – Quran 8:64.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “O God, I seek refuge in You from knowledge that does not benefit anyone, a heart that is not submissive, a soul that is dissatisfied, and a prayer that is not heard.” – Sahih Muslim, Hadith 1260.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Shall I tell you who is kept away from Hell and from whom Hell is kept away? From everyone who is gentle and kindly, approachable and of an easy disposition.” – Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1315.

An article in the 1986 Reader’s Digest ‘Almanac’ gave the statistics of the increase of the major world religions in half a century from 1934 to 1984. At the top was Islam, which increased by 235%, and Christianity had increased by 47%. No major war took place in this century that converted millions of people to Islam.