Open Thread Sunday 7/11/2009

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Around the world, Muslims yet again find themselves at the receiving end of oppression and injustice, from Sr. Marwa’s murder in Germany, to widespread human rights abuses in China.

Here are some “deep thoughts” from Shaykh Yasir Qadhi (you can follow him on twitter now) to help with open-thread thoughts!

  • If you ever find yourself rushing through salat to make it to another engagement, it’s time to reorganize your priorities.
  • As true love of Allah increases, yearning for worldly pleasures decreases.
  • A Muslim’s honor lies in humbling himself completely before al-Azeez.
  • One of the worst evils of public sins is that, even if you don’t do the sin yourself, it desensitizes you to the evil nature of the sin.
  • Hammad b. Zayd asked his teacher, “Hasn’t knowledge increased in our times?” Reply: “People talk more, but real knowledge has diminished.”
  • A son will never appreciate how much his parents have sacrificed for him, and how ungrateful he was, until he experiences parenthood himself
  • Imam al-Shafi`i (d. 204) said, “Knowledge is not measured by how much is memorized, but rather by how much it is acted on.”
  • When I know first-hand that any pleasure a sin gives me will be followed by deep regret and disgust, why is it that I continue to sin?
  • It is impossible to expect someone to understand why music is haram when s/he has not experienced the sweetness of the Quran.

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6 responses to “Open Thread Sunday 7/11/2009”

  1. IbnAbbas says:

    “It is impossible to expect someone to understand why music is haram when s/he has not experienced the sweetness of the Quran.”

    so true.

  2. Amad says:

    If anyone’s having problems viewing the site… probably related to your browser. Specifically, the site is not loading in IE 6 or IE 7. Upgrade your internet explorer to 8.

  3. Dawud Israel says:

    Props to Sh. Yasir for going on Twitter! You can really see how awesome shaykhs are when you give them tools like this that give you a glimpse into people’s minds and see the sincerity within. Its a big tool for fostering community ma sha Allah.

  4. Fatima says:

    Sh. Ibn Jibreen passed away today :( may Allah have mercy on his soul and grant him the highest level of Jannah. A great loss for our ummah.

  5. abu Rumay-s.a. says:

    inna lillahi wa inna elayhi raji`oon…

    Allama shaikh Dr. Abdullah Ibn Jibreen has passed unto Allah..may Allah raise his rank and admit him with the Abrar…ameen..

    http://www.islamtoday.net/albasheer/artshow-12-116091.htm

  6. LearningArabic says:

    California Imam is killed in hate crime.

    http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_12764064

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