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Building Good Character, Page 2

Are we all in?

By Khalil Moya
“Allah wants us to accept Islam wholeheartedly. We must never become part-time Muslims, Jumuah Muslims or Eid Muslims. Islam will only work as a complete system….”

Mercy, Compassion and spreading Peace

By Atif Jung
“In just 23 years, the Quran and the Prophetic Sunnah transformed the most backward people into the best community sent to humankind… That transformation began within the hearts of the Believers. Our own transformation must begin within our own hearts, so that we can become like our noble predecessors, a healing for the ailments of our wider society..”

Islam and Original Sin

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“In Islam, religion is not only a spiritual and intellectual necessity but also a social and universal need. It is not to bewilder man but to guide him. It is not to debase him but to elevate his moral nature. It is not to deprive him of anything useful, or to burden him, or to oppress his qualities but to open for him inexhaustible treasures of sound thinking and right action…”

Islam enjoins modesty for both men and women

By Moin Qazi
“Outward modesty means behaving in a way that maintains one’s own self-respect and the respect of others, whether in dress, speech or behaviour. Inward modesty means shying away from any character or quality that is offensive to God. ..”

Prayers unanswered? Please Allah first!

By Essam Mahgoub
“A Muslim and a Mu’min (true Believer) are not the same. A Mu’min enjoys a far higher status with Allah. A Muslim has to work very hard, controlling passions, cultivating patience, and reposing complete faith and trust in Allah, to become a True Believer…”

Welcome to all the students

By Arshad Gamiet
“…if you take all the scientific theories and lay them side by side with the Quranic view of Creation. You will not find a simpler, more logical and rational explanation…”

Good Advice in the month of Muharram

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. ..”

Exile towards the beginning…

By Prof Tariq Ramadan
“Someday we are bound to come back to the beginning. Even the most distant pathways always lead us inward, completely inward, into intimacy, solitude between our self and our self—in the place where there is no longer anyone but God and our self.”

Duties we owe to others

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“The Rohinya, for example, are one of the most persecuted people in the world today. We owe them a duty of care. They are our brothers and sisters and we should do whatever we can to help them in their hour of need….”