Earlier today I was having my random thoughts and it crossed my mind how the criminals wear masks when they commit an act of crime. I came with the conclusion that those criminals wear masks because covering their faces gives them the power to be anonymous to any possible viewers of the…
Whats worse than sin and wrong doing?
Denial towards sin and wrong-doing.
I can understand (not justify) someone who has decided to commit a crime, not knowing its a crime. I can also understand someone who commits a crime, knowing its a crime, knowing the consequence and choosing to accept the punishmen. What I cannot understand, is someone who a commits a crime, and denies his wrongdoing and denies consequence and punishment.
Islam puts denial of wrong doing under the umbrella of injustice. Not injustice in treating others, but injustice to treating yourself.
What I fear the most in my life is to normalize with something that is morally and ethically indecent and irregular at heart. Its the same injustice you commit when you lie so much you believe your lie, in other words, you normalize with it.
Now that Ramadan is coming to an end, make sure you haven’t normalized with any indecency.
The idea of forgiveness and the month of Ramadan are eternal partners; There’s no Ramadan without forgiveness. Thats a given.
What I see more important than the act of forgiveness itself is the mentality behind it. Why forgiveness is stressed so much in the Quran, and in other universal teaching, is not only because it promotes love and prosperity. Forgiveness helps people rise above a finite world of earthly matters. It also limits the storm of mostly-irrational emotion that leads to impared judgement.
Forgiveness itself is not a goal, its a correction plan. The ideal situation happens when acts of forgiveness are no longer necessary, and acts of accreditation are in stock.
Its funny that internet, TV , cars and topline technology comes to mind when we think of human empowerment. Religion in this sense seems like the opposite ends of the spectrum. What I’ve come to realize that human empowerment, in its modern-day definition, lies at the heart of Islamic principle. Islam views senses to be superficial sources of information and considers real ability as the ability of observation rather than the ability of sight. The concept of ‘light’ and ‘enlightenment’ is strongly referenced to within the Quran. Think of this in relation to how the light bulb became a global of empowerment. I urge you to keep all these ideas in mind when reciting.
I’ve always had a thing against being passive, not is it conformist and unoriginal, it can be quite an ‘unhealthy’ phenomena too. Think of how credibility decreases as the information travels from one source to another. Think of rumors and their development. Think of Fitnas.
“يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ جَاءَكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَإٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا”
A brief reflection on this verse tells us that our measure of passing information is the credibility of the source and that authentication and validation are required. The wrong doing in this situation is shared among a non credible source and an irresponsible source that chose not to validate before passing.a
Letting aside the devotion, love and dedication it brings upon a group of people, Nationalism has an ugly side. The wars nationalism has brought, and the racism it promoted cant be disregarded. It is almost an unspoken rule in politics that human rights are violated easily whenever ‘national security’ is threatened. What more can effect national security than the violation of human rights itself?!
It is clearly stated in the Quran that people were made different to get a long, not for any other reason. This culture of difference and acceptance of the other is something that need to be re-installed in our educational systems before you try and apply democracy.
Holy Dread! — Clint Mansell & The Kronos Quartet (The Fountain OST)
Clint Mansell is magic…
Patience is not only waiting for the reaping of the results, but patience also includes the patience to judge. The extension of the famous “don’t judge a book by its cover” should be: judge a book once you fully and thoroughly read it, analyzed, implemented and reflected it.
This works both ways.. something that is initially appealing might turn out to have more demerit than good. This applies to everything from instinctual lust to fast food.
I dont have much to say today but one thing. What is forbidden in Ramadan is also forbidden all year long. What you work for achieving in Ramadan, you should maintain for the rest of the year.
Ramadan is not an end. Ramadan is an opportunity to start.
To make that statement seem more important, and to help everyone (including myself) here’s it in a quote layout :)