A poor righteous man asked a father for the hand of his daughter in marriage, but he refused because the young man was not ‘Rich’. Afterwards that father accepted to give his daughter in marriage to a rich man who wasn’t a practicing Muslim. People asked the father:”How could you accept to marry your daughter to such person?”
He just replied: “Allah is Al-Hadi, The Guide, He will show him the right path in InshaAllah.”
But didn’t he know that Al Hadi “The Guide” who will guide that rich man is alos Ar-Razzaq “The Provider” Who will provide that poor man? Rizq is guaranteed from Allah SWT, but Hidayah is not guaranteed.
Allah says in Qur’an: “And marry those among you who are single and the pious of your slaves and maid-servants. If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His grace. Allah is of ample means, Aware.” [ Sûrah al-Nûr : 32]
Unfortunately we are in a time where status and wealth are more important than religion/belief and good manners! We are in a time where some parents think that money is the secret of their daughter’s happiness. They forget that a righteous husband is the key to her Jannah and that is the ultimate happiness. They forget that marrying their daughter to a righteous man, they makes sure that the husband gives her happiness for the sake of Allah. If the man has a healthy relationship with Allah Azzawajal, he will be good to her for Allah’s sake, he will automatically respect her, love her and care about her for the sake of Allah.
HARVARD RECOGNISES QURANIC VERSE AS ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPRESSIONS OF JUSTICE:
Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at the entrance of its faculty library, describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice in history.
Verse 135 of Surah Al Nisa (The Women) has been posted at a wall facing the faculty’s main entrance, dedicated to the best phrases articulating justice:
“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah , even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted”
According to a Saudi daily, a Saudi student who studies at Harvard first highlighted the development when he published a picture of the display on his Twitter page.
“I noticed that the verse was posted by the faculty of law, which described it as one of the greatest expressions for justice in history,” Abdullah Jumma said.
Established in 1817, Harvard is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. Among its alumni is US President Barack Obama and a host of influential journalists, writers, media and business leaders and even professional athletes.
According to its official website, The Words of Justice exhibition is a testimony of the endurance of humanity’s yearning for fairness and dignity through law. “The words on these walls affirm the power and irrepressibility of the idea of justice.”
There are approximately two dozen quotations on display in the art installation created by the Law School. The three most prominently displayed at the entrance of the art installation, are quotes from St. Augustine, the Holy Quraan and the Magna Carta. According to the Harvard Law School these quotations illustrate the universality of the concept of justice throughout time and cultures.
Quotations were selected from a pool of over 150 contributions from law school faculty, staff and students. Librarians at the Law School Library researched the historical context and authenticity of each quotation and developed a website to share this research with visitors to the art installation.
Jazkamullah khair>Thank You
Take it out of being a ritual, and make it a spiritual experience. Experience the prayer. Don’t let it just be a ritual, just don’t go through the motions, read what you have to read, make it an experience. And in order to make it an experience you will have to put in a little time and effort but read and understand and educate yourself about what you’re saying and what does it mean, then internalize the meaning of that and then stand up and think about it what is your’re saying to God, and engage in that conversation with God, and it will change your life.
Masha’Allah, EACH and every business owner should try to be like our brother Musa, a bus driver from Grozny, Chechnya!
Here is a translation of the sign:
- FREE Ride: If you are an elder, child, disabled, poor, or lost money.
- If you are going or returning from a funeral, hospital, Umrah, or Hajj.
- You don’t have to explain anything to anyone. Just get off the bus!
May Allah accept and make him an inspiration for our doctors, lawyers, businesses, restaurants, governments, and all of us!