The Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam said: People from my Ummah will drink intoxicants, calling it names other than its real name. One of our Ummah’s biggest problems is convincing ourselves that forbidden things can become halal if we name it differently. The early idol worshippers called their Shirk; intercession. Riba is forbidden and abhorred, so we call it interest. Bribes are known today as gifts and promotion items! Nudity is regarded as art, promoted by Hollywood and sought after by the world of fashion. Domestic violence is a sin and a crime. Yet, some of the men express their false manhood under the name of discipline by beating a defenseless woman. Cheating and lying becomes permissible under the name of politics or journalism. The non Muslims consider backbiting and slandering part of their 1st amendment and expressing their freedom of speech. Some students of knowledge became the watchdog over every Muslim and such backbiting changed in their eyes from vice to virtue! Homosexuality to some is normal and they describe it as “coming out of the closet” or experimenting!
In Islam, what counts are the acts and not their names. Therefore, be careful not to be one of them as Allah knows all.❞"
— Sh. Assim Alhakeem
— Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Rahimahullah)
From ‘A´ishah who said: that the Messenger of Allah - salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam - said:
Indeed a man reaches the level of the one who prays the night prayer and fasts during the day, due to his good manners.
(Silsilah Ahadith As-Sahihah No.795)
— Bishr ibn al-Harith [As-siyar 10/476]
— anon-is this true???
— anon..why would you say that?? :P on a serious note…i do get the point..good one.
‘No one will be allowed to disturb Karachi peace: President Zardari,’ reads The News’ headline of December 17. What peace, Mr President?
Dr Ghayur Ayub (karachi)
— Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay aka The Worldest Poorest President. He donates roughly 90% of his income to charity (keeping $775 a month) and has opted to live on his wife’s farmhouse with their three-legged dog over the presidential palace. Kind of makes Ahmadinejad’s mattress-less, one suit wearing regime sound like a party. (via insaniyat)
— Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS)