Did you ever cry one day?
Did you ever ponder your huge crimes and cried over what you did?
Did you ever ponder Allah enshroud over you and exhaled out of relief?
Did you ever ponder Allah care for you, his patience on you in spite of your repel and distancing from Him? So you cried and sighed.
Did you ever ponder His strength and your weakness? His richness and your poverty? His perfection and your incompetence? His eternal life and your death?
Did you ever ponder Allah severe torture for His disobeyers? His fine reward for His obedient and followers?
It’s a clear sign of the times – the world values smart people more than sincere ones. Well-dressed, well-heeled, well-spoken individuals score more brownie points socially, are more popular and more likely to be successful in whatever they set out to do—regardless of what they may be like within.
One of the most dangerous ordeals suffered by the believers, in general, and youth in particular, most particularly unmarried ones; is the sight affliction. It is found everywhere: in the market places, in the hospital, in the plane, and even in the holy places. This affliction is most obvious in the widespread papers and magazines – found in markets and stores – which contain pictures of the charming tempting women who are being used to promote some merchandise.
The school years form a critical part of the mental, religious and social development of our Muslim youth. Factors such as the school’s curriculum, social pressures and make-up can solidly mould the direction the Muslim youth will take. By far the most dangerous influence is that of ‘ peer pressure ‘, whereby Muslims are pressured (mentally and physically) to conform to some social ‘norm’ or group behaviour. This can set an irreparable deviated path for the rest of their lives.
Tolerance is a basic principle of Islam. It is a religious moral duty. Islam teaches tolerance on all levels: individual, groups and states. Tolerance is the mechanism that upholds human rights and the rule of law.