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SubhanAllah, I’ve really been swamped this Ramadan and havent had the time to get out a Ramadan Mubarak to all my loyal readers (all five of you, lol).  This Ramadan, Dont forget to reconnect with the Book of Allah!

“The best of you is he who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.” [al-Bukhari]

“Will not any of you go to the masjid and learn or read two verses from the Book of Allah `azza wa jall? (For) that is better for him than two she-camels, and three (verses) are better for him than three (she-camels), and four (verses) are better for him than four (she-camels). And the number (of verses read in total) are better than the same number of camels.” [Muslim]
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In the 19th century, Samson Ralph Hirsch, a German Rabbi and founder of contemporary Orthodox Judaism, wrote about the concept of Religion being allied to progress and its effects on the Jewish Community.  Though the dynamics of the Jewish Community at that time may have been slightly different than the ummah in its current state, one cant help but feel that many of the issues Hirsch addresses are slapping us in the proverbial face time and time again.  Its a very interesting read, and one that I highly encourage people to read.  I’ve pasted a short excerpt below as well as a link to the article in its entirety.

Now what about the principle, the much-vaunted, world-redeeming principle of “religion allied to progress” If it is to be a principle–something more than an empty phrase meant for show–it must have a definable content and we must be permitted to try to clarify it. In the expression “religion allied to progress,” progress is evidently intended to qualify religion. Indeed, this is the very essence of the “idea,” not religion by itself, but religion only to the extent and in so far as it can co-exist with progress, in so far as one does not have to sacrifice progress to religion. The claim of religion is therefore not absolute but is valid only by permission of “progress.” What, then, is this higher authority to which religion is therefore not absolute but is valid only by permission of “progress”? What, then, is this higher authority to which religion has to appeal in order to gain admission? What is this “progress”?

Read Article at This Link

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Bismillah, was salaatu was salaam ala rasool Allah.

I’ll start with some background, and you may or may not find the story interesting 🙂
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Back…

I havent been as frequent with posting recently as I’ve been out of town for the past two weeks.  InshaAllah I should be posting more often in the near future 🙂 In the meantime, please enjoy the funny pic I got from a friend recently:
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by ibn al Jawzi

‘Abdullah bin al-Mubarak was a scholar known for simultaneously combining numerous traits of virtue. In fact, his friends would sit and count all of the good things that were part of his character and personality. adh-Dhahabi related that they said: “Let’s sit and count the good traits that Ibn al-Mubarak has.” So, they ended up listing: “Knowledge, Fiqh, literature, grammar, language, zuhd, eloquence, poetry, praying at night, worship, Hajj, Jihad, bravery, instinct, strength, speaking little in what doesn’t concern him, fairness, and lack of conflict with his companions.”

Reading through his life story, one sees exactly this and cannot help but to derive brief yet heavy lessons from how this man lived:

1- No matter how bad you think you are, you can always become better.
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