Friday, March 02, 2007

Great People Of The Islamic Revival

Al-Ghazaly – The Man of Da`wah "Lack of a sense of culture for a religious scholar is more dangerous than a lack of blood cells for a weak patient. A caller to Allah has to read about virtually everything. He or she has to read the books of belief and the books of atheism, the books of Sunnah and the books of philosophy. In short, to read about all schools of human thought is how one gains experience in life."

Alija Izetbegovic "Do we want the Muslim people to leave their going-around- in-circles, their dependence, backwardness, and poverty? Then we show clearly which path will take us to that goal: establishing Islam in every field in the personal life of the individual, in family and society…and the establishment of a unique Islamic community from Morocco to Indonesia."

Bediüzzaman Said Nursi "There is an apparent burden in worship, but there is an ease and lightness in its meaning that defies description. For in the prescribed prayers the worshipper declares, "I bear witness that there is no god but God." That is to say, he finds the door of a treasury of mercy in everything because he is believing and saying, "There is no Creator and Provider other than Him. Harm and benefit are in His hand. He is both All-Wise; He does nothing in vain, and He is All-Compassionate; His bounty and mercy are abundant." And he knocks on the door with his supplication. Moreover, he sees that everything is subjugated to the command of his own Sustainer, so he takes refuge in Him. He places his trust in Him and relies on Him, and is fortified against every disaster; his belief gives him complete confidence."

El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X) "America needs to understand Islam, because this is one religion that erases from its society, the Race problem!"

Hasan Al-Banna "Wasting time and effort in investigating trivial matters that will not lead to action is prohibited in Islam. This category includes debating minute aspects of rulings in cases which have never occurred, investigating the meaning of the Qur'anic verses which are still beyond the scope of human knowledge (the mutashabihaat verses), and differentiating between the companions (Sahabah) of the Prophet or investigating the instances of disagreement that took place among them. Every sahabi (may Allah be pleased with them all) has the honour and distinction of being a companion of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), and to each is the recompense of his motives."

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah "Through patience and poverty one attains leadership in religion. The seeker of Truth needs the will that inspires him and pushes him upward and knowledge that leads and guides him."

Khurram Murad "Our heart beats approximately 67 times a minute, every time it wants to beat, it asks Allah, am I permitted to beat? If Allah says yes, it beats and if He says no then the life ends."

Sayyid Qutb "In the scale of God, the true weight is the weight of faith; in God's market the only commodity in demand is the commodity of faith. The highest form of triumph is the victory of soul over matter, the victory of belief over pain, and the victory of faith over persecution."

Syed Abul Ala Maududi "Islam has not lost its intrinsic values and it is as dynamic today as it was yesterday. Only, the people have lost the understanding of Islam, and they are not conscious of its superiority over other ideologies."

Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi "You must present a model and an ideal way of life which may make them (the non-Muslims) interested in studying Islaam, and eager to know the source of your Guidance which has enabled you to follow a particular way of life and worldview."

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