Our primary principle is “And Allah and His Messenger know best.”
“Exalted are You; we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed, it is You who is the Knowing, the Wise.” (2:32). In this statement is humility, wisdom, and courage.
Many people use the phrase “Quran & Sunnah,” but what does that mean?
It means the Speech of Allah and the way of the Rasul’Allah, salalahu ‘alayhi wasalam.
A few minders to ourselves:
- This section first and foremost is a reminder to myself. In fact, I ask Allah subhana wa t’ala to allow myself and our volunteer to refer to this page frequently. Is is because we are human beings (imperfect) who need a reminder from Allah aza wa jal, The Perfect, As-Samad, Al-Quddoos, As-Subbooh, Al-Hakeem, Al-‘Aleem.
“You are going to know…Then you will surely be asked that Day about pleasure.”
2. Firstly, we will not judge the sincerity of others, consume ourselves, or obsess over what others do. We have much to worry about for ourselves and the day of judgement. It’s important to make one’s stance, especially if it’s an issue that pertains to the community. Clarify the issue when needed, create awareness, and fear Allah SWT and move on. And while this is a principle (i.e. “speaking out”), the “way” we do something and our akhlaq and our wisdom is also part of the principle. “Be careful of laughing at others, for perhaps Allah might forgive their ignorance, and not forgive your arrogance.” When working for reform, courage is just as important as wisdom. It’s not the end so much that we’re worried about — that is in the hands of Allah SWT. But it’s the means. This is what counts.
3. Don’t hesitate to do good deeds and what’s right. Whether it’s waking up in the morning and skipping that extra sleep, volunteering, doing extra ibadaat, or refraining from over-eating and indulging in luxury. Procrastination is the enemy.
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