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A female Muslim's views on Terror in London

Thursday, the 7th of July, 2005 was a typical hot summer morning in London.  I woke up and decided to get to work by bus and not to rush into a stuffy hot train.  At half past 7, I got on my first bus journey on number 83 where I sat on a nice cozy seat right at the front, people were talking, children laughing in the background a baby held by her mother smiling innocently at me.  As I play with the baby and make funny faces at her, I think to myself how hard the world will be in your generation… Read more... A female Muslim's views on Terror in London  

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Imam Hassan (A.S.) Sayings

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Islamic Articles - Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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1. Magnanimity is adhering to the religion, and honouring one's self (nafs), and having a lenient conduct, and permanency of favours, and the discharging of rights.

2.Piety is the gateway to all repentance, and the principal of all wisdom, and the distinction of all deeds

3. Whoever relies on the excellence of Allah's choices, doesn't wish to be in other than the situation that Allah has chosen for him.

4. The height of intelligence is associating with people amicably

5.Whoever fears Allah (adopts piety), He (Allah) paves for him a path of salvation out of the trials, and directs him (onto the right path) in his affairs, and facilitates his (path) of guidance. And makes his proof (and arguments) successful. And enlightens his face, and grants him his desires. He is with those upon whom Allah has bestowed His favours from among the Prophets, The Truthful, the Martyrs and the Righteous, and an excellent company are they.
6.(What is magnanimity) prudence in one's religion, and incorruptness of his wealth, and uprightness in (discharging) of rights.

7.(Silence is) concealment of ignorance, adornment of one's self, and the one performing it (keeps silent) is in ease, and his companion is safe

8.How can a believer be a believer when he is discontent with His (Allah's) predestination, and disparages His (Allah's) status, when it is Allah whom rules over him. And I guarantee, for the one whose heart does not harbor other than satisfaction, that if he supplicates Allah, he will be granted.

9.One who lacks intelligence has no decorum, and one who lacks determination has no magnanimity, and one who has no modesty has no religion

10.O' Son of Adam, abstain from the unlawful and you will be a worshipper, and be content with what Allah has predestined for you, you will be sufficient, be benevolent to those who take up proximity in your neighbourhood, you will be a Muslim.

11.Do not be hasty in punishing (someone's) sin, and leave (room) between the two (fault and punishment) for apology.

12.Tolerance of the noble is forgiving, if apologizing is difficult for the sinner,

13.The most preferable adornment is graceful manners

14. The best wealth is contentment and the worst poverty is humility

15.Clemency is suppression of anger and self-restraint

16.Generosity is giving in prosperity and adversity

17.The annihilation of people lies in three things: Arrogance, Greed and envy. Arrogance causes destruction of the religion and because of it Satan was cursed, and Greed is the enemy of one's soul, and because of it Adam was expelled from Paradise, and envy is the guide to wickedness, and because of it Qabil killed Habil.

18.avariciousness is for one to consider what he has given (away) as a loss and what he kept (for himself) as glory

19.I did not witness an oppressor who is more alike to an oppressed, than the one who is envious.

20.Put what you seek from this world, but you know is unattainable, in the same rank as that which does not cross your mind.

21.Teach the people of your knowledge, and learn from their knowledge. Hence you would have become adept and learnt that which you do not know.

22.You are the most inferior amongst a nation, when you could be on the verge of dignity amongst another nation, therefore learn the knowledge, and those of you who cannot memorize it, consequently, should write it and place it in his house

23.There was not a nation who consulted (amongst themselves), but was directed to a path of guidance

24.I wonder at a person who ponders over the things that he eats, how he does not ponder over his reasoning. He preserves his stomach from that which harms him, yet deposits in his breast that which is a cause for his destruction

25.It is for you to ponder, for it is revitalization for the heart of the perspicacious and the key to the gateways of wisdom.

26.(describing a good companion of his) He was prestigious in my view because the world was small (insignificant) in his eyes. He was a dissident, (departing from) the domain of ignorance. He would not extend a hand unless he is sure that benefit would come from it. He did not complain nor become enraged or impatient despair. Most of his life he kept silent, but when he spoke he silenced the other speakers (surpassed them)

He was perceived weak, but at time of struggle he was a fierce lion. In the gathering of scholars, he was more eager to observe silence than speak. Even if he could be exceeded in speaking, he could not be excelled in silence.

He would not say what he did not practice, but practiced (deeds) what he did not say. When he was confronted with two matters, not knowing which was nearer (more pleasing) to Allah, he would ascertain of the two that which was closer to his personal inclinations and then oppose it. He would not reproach anyone

27.O' Son of Adam! Since the day you left your mother's womb you life has been on the decrease. Therefore, avail yourself of that between your hands for the hereafter, because the believer takes provisions (from this world) and the disbeliever only takes his leisure (from this world)

28.Allah, the Great and Al-Mighty, did not open the gateway of invocation for anyone, to then shut off from him the gateway of response. Nor did a man open the door of action, to then have the door of acceptance shut off from him, nor was the door of gratitude opened for the servant, to have the door of accretion (plentiful) shut off from him.

29.The most discerning eye is the one that penetrates (views) into the blessings and the most auditory ear is the one heeds reminding and benefits from it. And the most pure of hearts is the one purified from doubt.

30.Befriend people in the same manner you would like them to befriend you.

31.Brotherhood is loyalty during adversity and during comfort.

32.If the recommended actions harm the obligatory actions, then abandon them.

33.It is incumbent on whoever stands in the presence of the Lord of Throne (Allah), that his colour pales, and that his limbs tremble.

34.One is ignorant of blessing as long as they are present, but when they pass, one becomes aware (of the value) of them.

35.Do not struggle hard like a successful (searcher) of material and do not depend upon destiny like those who surrender to it. (Neither greed nor laziness). Because seeking the Grace (of Allah) is Sunnah and not being greedy in seeking sustenance is modesty. And modesty is not the cause for the repulsion of sustenance, nor does greed attract grace, because sustenance is (already) apportioned, and being greedy is being sinful.

36.Opportunities pass away swiftly, and take longer to return

37.Jest eats away one's dignity, and the one remaining silent increases in dignity.

38.Proximate is the one that is drawn closer by affection, even though he is a distant relation. And the one that is far is the one that affection distances him, even though he is a close relation.

39.Goodness that is free of any wickedness is, gratitude for the blessings, and patience during misfortune.

40.A blessing is trial, if gratitude is shown for it, it becomes a blessing, and if you show ingratitude for it then it becomes a wrath.

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