Monday, October 03, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 338
If they accuse you of falsehood, say, "My work to me, and your work to you. You are not responsible for what I do, and I am not responsible for what you do." [10: 41]
Hadith of the Day:
Procrastination (delay) in repaying the debt by a wealthy person is oppression. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Human relationships are based on emotions more than reasons. [Sheikh Faraz Rabbani]
Guidance of the Day:
Those whom God has chosen to spread His message across the lands, the virtuous scholars who have devoted their lives to this, are forced to travel far and wide, expend effort and money, and endure hardships and sometimes persecution. Yet they remain uttered in their purpose. This also is Jihad. Thus in all these endeavors, Da'wa and Jihad coincide fully, the two terms being essentially interchangeable.
Lastly we come to armed struggle, the Smaller Jihad. War can be offensive or defensive. In the past offensive wars were waged against declared enemies. Never was war waged against states with whom the Muslims had signed peace treaties, nor was Islam ever imposed by force upon the populations of conquered territories. The purpose of such wars was the preservation of Muslim territories so that Muslims may carry on exhorting each other to good and forbidding each other from evil.
It is clear that the military kind of Jihad also has for its prime purpose the free exercise of Da'wa, so that even if in this instance the two concepts do not coincide, they are nevertheless intimately related. Primacy is accorded to Da'wa, Jihad being an auxiliary extention of it needed only under certain circumstances. [Key to the GARDEN]
Food for Thought:
Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing well those you do hold. People do not become great by doing great things, they do great things because they are great.
Posted by Zaki at 5:21 AM