The eyes of the coward

December 26, 2006

There have been times when I’ve thrown myself into the enemy ranks giving up all hope of living. Yet here I am today dying in my bed. So may the eyes of the coward never find rest.

- Syeduna Khaalid Bin Al-Waleed Radiallaahu Ta’aala ‘anhu {paraphrased text}

Don’t be a lamb

December 23, 2006

“There is no place for lambs in the middle of a world of wolves.”

- Dr Ayman al-Zawaahiree

Attach your heart to Allaah

December 13, 2006

Ummul Mu`mineen Syedatinaa ‘Aa`ishah Siddiqah Radiallaahu Ta’aala ‘anha said, “If the first thing revealed in Qur`aan was, “Do not drink”, the people would have said, “we are never going to stop drinking,” and if the first thing revealed in Qur`aan was “Do not commit fornication and adultery”, the people would have said, “we are never gonna stop committing fornication and adultery”. But the first things that were revealed in Qur`aan were the Suwwar of mufassal, which talk about Hell-fire and Paradise. When the hearts were attached to Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala, the orders of halaal and haraam came down.