Theology, Jurisprudence & Ethics

And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: I am going place in the Earth a caliph.They said: Wilt thou place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood and we glorify You with Thy praise and extol Thy holiness?He (Allah) said: I know that which you do not know. (002:030)

Thus never follow faith blindly.

مَا كَانَ الْفُحْشُ فِي شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ شَانَهُ وَمَا كَانَ الْحَيَاءُ فِي شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ زَانَهُ
Lewdness is not present in anything but it destroys it, and modesty is not present in anything but it beautifies it.

—Prophet Muhammad (saw) [Tirmidhi] (via the-introverted-niqabi)

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Remember that the most precious thing you own in this world is your heart. So don’t let anything taint your heart.

—Imam Zain al-Abedeen (as)

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A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

—Dave Barry  (via thatkindofwoman)

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When my mother went to an Arab country I asked her to find me the simplest abaya. She endeavoured long and hard and came back with something that looked a bit like a black wedding dress.
I hope I’ve finally seen them all - from 1000 synthesised jewels sewed on to cheetah-patterned sleeves to concubine funeral wear.

…We can say that (1) every person is, being tested in this world; (2) everybody provides a chance of test for others, as well as for himself. For example, if an ill-tempered person harms his neighbour, he is failing in his test; but at the same time he is providing a test for his neighbour also. If his neighbour tries to correct his behaviour by his own example, and by persuasion, then he succeeds in his own test, no matter whether his ill-tempered neighbour changes his attitude or not.
By the way, it is for this reason that Islam expects us to perform our duties towards others without caring whether they perform their duty or not. After all, as we are undergoing a test, we are like students sitting in an examination hall. No student would like to ruin his answer book just because his classfellow did not write his own test-papers well.

—Extract from ‘The Justice of God’ by Sayed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

الناس نيام، فإذا ماتوا انتبهوا.

-الامام علي بن ابي طالب عليه السلام

People are asleep, and once they die they are aware. 

-Imam Ali

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Dua e Jawshan e Kabir is a collection of 100 short du’as. These are two of the 100, the first for danger to leave your side and the second is for staying safe from your enemies. This is relevant for the countries in which momineen are under attack. Recite these du’as during these holy nights for the Muslims of Palestine, Iraq and Pakistan and anywhere else where our brother and sister are being brutally killed and tortured.

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How could the Prophet who wouldn’t leave Madinah to go to Makkah without appointing someone, leave this religion without appointing someone?

—Dr. Sayed Ammar Nakshawani

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