While it may have been written 14 centuries ago, the letter Khalifah Ali ibn Abi Talib wrote to Malik Ashtar is just as, if not even more relevant to us today.
May Allah SWT help us return to the noble wisdom of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and his loyal companions, may Allah bless them.
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Jabir heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) say:
A Muslim is he from whose hand and tongue the Muslims are safe. (Muslim 14)
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: A Muslim is one from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are safe and a believer is one in whom people place their trust in regard to their life and wealth. (Al-Tirmidhi 3)
Narrated Abdullah bin Amr:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden.” (Al-Bukhari 1:9)
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem:
“Now among His signs are the night and the day, as well as the sun and the moon: [hence,] adore not the sun or the moon, but prostrate yourselves in adoration before God, who has created them – if it is Him whom you [really] worship. And though some be too proud [to listen to this call], they who [in their hearts] are with thy Sustainer extol His limitless glory by night and by day, and never grow weary [thereof].”
~ Holy Qur’an 41:37-38 (M. Asad)
Remember the brave Shaheeds who went before us, fighting for Liberty, Justice and Security for our Human Family. May their sacrifices never be forgotten.
“But do not think of those that have been slain in God’s cause as dead. Nay, they are alive! With their Sustainer have they their sustenance, exulting in that [martyrdom] which God has bestowed upon them out of His bounty. And they rejoice in the glad tiding given to those [of their brethren] who have been left behind and have not yet joined them, that no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve.”
~ Holy Qur’an 3:169-170 (M. Asad)