Thursday, October 14, 2004
Ramadhan Thought - 18
On the authority of Abu Malik al-Harith bin 'Asim al-Ash'ari, radiyallahu 'anhu, who said:
The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam, said:
"Purification is half of iman (faith).
Saying 'Al-Hamdulillah' (Praise be to Allah) fills the scales.
Saying 'Subhanallah wa al-Hamdulillahi' (Exhalted be Allah and Praise be to Allah) fills the space between the heavens and the earth.
Salah (prayer) is a light.
Sadaqah (charity) is a proof.
Sabr (patience) is a shining glory.
The Qur'an is an argument either for you or against you.
Everybody goes out in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves."