إذا صلّى أحدكم للناس فليخفف، فإن فيهم السقيم، والضعيف والكبير، وإذا صلّى أحدكم لنفسه فليطوِّل ما شاء.
If one of you leads salah (formal prayer), then let him make it easy on them (by making it quick), for there are among them those who are ill, weak, or old. And if one of you prays alone, then let him make it as lengthy as he wishes.
Before your eyes is a child…life, dependence, fragility, and innocence. To be with God is to know how to keep this state: a humble acceptance of your fragility, a comprehension of your dependence—going back to the beginning.
الدين لا يقود الناس إلى الطاعات بالسلاسل إنما يقودهم بالتقوى، وإذا فسد الناس فإن اصلاحهم لا يكون بالتشديد ولكن بأصلاح تربيتهم وقلوبهم -سيد قطبReligion does not lead people to obedience through chaining them, rather it does so through taqwa (mindfulness of God), and if people become corrupted, their reformation cannot be gained through hardline methods and authoritarianism, but through reforming their education and their hearts. ~Sayyid Qutb
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A long term truce has been reached with the conditions of Gazas demands and needs being met including an easing or the siege
It begins 5pm BST
Something to those who’d lost hope 😏
Well see better days inshallah :D
It’s the beginning of progress
Don’t forget them
Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be far sighted enough to trust the end result of a process. What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn. Impatience means to be shortsighted as to not able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never runs out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.
(Figures correct up until 12:15pm BST 21/08/14)
"Not in my name"
"If white Christian Americans/Britons/Europeans are willing to condemn and apologise for
centuries of colonialism,
the actions of G.W.Bush,
Tony Blair over Iraq and Afghanistan;
Abu Ghraib, Bagram and Guantanamo Bay prisons;
extra judicial murder and illegal renditions;
white sexual groomers;
Paedophilic Church leaders;
Jimmy Saville and sex rings involving the British political elite;
politicians who swindle expenses and taxes;
Israeli aggression and occupation;
support for oppressive ‘pseudo-democratic’ regimes in the Muslim world;
then maybe Muslims will comfortably come forward to say “not in my name, not in my religion”.
Until then, let’s take a long hard look in the mirror before we expect Muslims to condemn, because none of the aforementioned injustices were committed by ‘Islamic states’,
rather secular liberal democracies that claim to be the beacon of tolerance, transparency and freedom.”
Alhamdulillah there’s a ceasefire and things have begun to calm down. But make sure, a month from now, that they’re still in your prayers.
I would highly recommend everyone to download an app called ‘iGaza’.
Also look up someone called ‘Noor Harazeen’, a reporter based in Gaza itself.
(Picture taken at national protest in London, Hyde park)