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The Fire Within

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Monday, 15 October 2007 12:38

It is a major cause of suspicions, malice, enmity and hatred. It often leads to gossip, slander, character assassination and even murder. It is the fire within…the fire called JEALOUSY. It was the first sin committed on earth when the son of Hazrath Aadam (A.S.), Qabil, became jealous over his brother Habil. It eventually lead him to murder Habil. Therefore, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has severely warned against this malady of the heart which destroys the fabric of society.

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Choice

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Sunday, 14 October 2007 09:03

A variety of sumptuous meals are presented before you. You choose some and decline to partake from others. The reason for doing so? You do not prefer the dishes you declined, though others find them to be most appetising. Thus your choice was based on your preference — on what you liked.

The same applies to a host of things that we do daily, from buying our daily needs to choosing our marriage partner. We choose what we like and we leave what we dislike, or at least do not prefer.

While there is much latitude for us to exercise our choices in daily mundane issues, as believers and followers of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), our choices must be within the boundaries of Deen. Deen is that way of life which Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) lived and demonstrated. It is the way of life that Allah Ta’ala has chosen for us. Allah Ta’ala declares: “And I am pleased with Islam as your Deen (religion/way of life).” (Surah 5; Verse 3)

 

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