Friday, April 03, 2009

Words of Wisdom

"There are four causes of infidelity and loss of belief in Allah: hankering after whims, a passion to dispute every argument, deviation from truth; and dissension, because whoever hankers after whims does not incline towards truth; whoever keeps on disputing every argument on account of his ignorance, will always remain blind to truth, whoever deviates from truth because of ignorance, will always take good for evil and evil for good and he will always remain intoxicated with misguidance. And whoever makes a breach (with Allah and His Messenger) his path becomes difficult, his affairs will become complicated and his way to salvation will be uncertain.

Similarly, doubt has also four aspects absurd reason- ing; fear; vacillation and hesitation; and unreasonable surrender to infidelity, because one who has accustomed himself to unreasonable and absurd discussions will never see the Light of Truth and will always live in the darkness of ignorance. One who is afraid to face facts (of life, death and the life after death) will always turn away from ultimate reality, one who allows doubts and uncertainties to vacillate him will always be under the control of Satan and one who surrenders himself to infidelity accepts damnation in both the worlds."

Hazrat Ali (A.S)

Source: http://www.al-islam.org/masoom/sayings/saying5.html

5 comments:

UTP said...

well said... perfect thing to read for me today...

Senilius said...

Awesome man!

I'm plagiarizing this, jo karna hai kar lo! :P

Razz said...

@Senilius, UTP
Awesome indeed. Although we all think ourselves to be good, pious muslims ... I'd think we all fall under this category. We're not half the Muslims we should be. We say we believe in Allah ... but we don't, at least not the way we should.

ayesha5 said...

Thought provoking indeed! Thanks for sharing.

Razz said...

@ayesha
You're welcome

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