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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hadith on Ramadan - the gates of the heaven are opened...

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "When the month of ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained."


(Sahih Bukhari, Book #31, Hadith #123)

Hadith on Ramadan - reach the peak in generosity in the month of ramadan.... ‎(Sahih Bukhari, Book #1, Hadith #5)

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: Allah's Apostle was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to meet him every night of ramadan to teach him the Qur'an. Allah's Apostle was the most generous person, even more generous than the strong uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds).


‎(Sahih Bukhari, Book #1, Hadith #5)

Quran verses on Ramadan



(1) O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious).
(Quran, Al-Baqarah, Chapter 2, Verse 183)


(2) [Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskin (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast is better for you if only you know. (Quran, Al-Baqarah, Chapter 2, Verse 184)


(3) The month of ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu Akbar; Allah is the Most Great] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him. (Quran, Al-Baqarah, Chapter 2, Verse 185)


(4) It is made lawful for you to have sexual relations with your wives on the night of As-Saum (the fasts). They are Libas [i.e. body cover, or screen, or Sakan, (i.e. you enjoy the pleasure of living with them - as in Verse 7:189) Tafsir At-Tabari ], for you and you are the same for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He turned to you (accepted your repentance) and forgave you. So now have sexual relations with them and seek that which Allah has ordained for you (offspring), and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night), then complete your Saum (fast) till the nightfall. And do not have sexual relations with them (your wives) while you are in I'tikaf (i.e. confining oneself in a mosque for prayers and invocations leaving the worldly activities) in the mosques. These are the limits (set) by Allah, so approach them not. Thus does Allah make clear His Ayat (proofs, evidence, lessons, signs, revelations, verses, laws, legal and illegal things, Allah's set limits, orders) to mankind that they may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious). [Quran, Al-Baqarah, Chapter 2, Verse 187]

(5) Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allah in Islam) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in Islamic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to Allah), the men and women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allah has ordered and in abstaining from all that Allah has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord - Allah), the men and the women who give Sadaqat (i.e. Zakat, and alms), the men and the women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of ramadan, and the optional Nawafil fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember Allah much with their hearts and tongues Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).  [Quran, Al-Ahzab, Chapter 33, Verse 35]

(6) We sent it (this Qur'an) down on a blessed night [(i.e. night of Al-Qadr, Surah No. 97) in the month oframadan - the 9th month of the Islamic calendar]. Verily, We are ever warning [mankind that Our Torment will reach those who disbelieve in Our Oneness of Lordship and in Our Oneness of worship].  [Quran, Ad-Dukhan, Chapter 44, Verse 3]

Sunday, August 08, 2010

10 Sebab Doa Terhijab

“Wahai Syeikh Ibrahim Adham, kami telah berdoa kepada Allah, tetapi tidak diperkenankan-Nya lagi. Beritahulah kami apakah sebabnya?” Syeikh Ibrahim Adham menjawab, terhijabnya doa disebabkan 10 perkara..”



1) Kamu mengenali Allah tetapi tidak menunaikan hakNya (perintahNya).


2) Kamu membaca al-Quran tetapi tidak beramal dengannya.


3) Kamu mendakwa iblis itu musuh kamu tetapi kamu menurut hasutannya.


4) Kamu mendakwa mencintai Rasulullah tetapi kamu meninggalkan amalan dan sunnahnya.


5) Kamu mendakwa mencintai syurga tetapi kamu tidak beramal untuk mendapatkannya.


6) Kamu mendakwa membenci neraka tetapi kamu tidak meninggalkan perbuatan dosa.


7) Kamu mendakwa mati itu benar tetapi kamu tidak bersedia untuk menghadapinya.


8) Kamu sibuk menceritakan keaiban orang lain tetapi kamu lupa keaiban diri sendiri.


9) Kamu makan rezeki Allah tapi kamu tidak mensyukurinya.


10) Kamu mengebumikan jenazah saudaramu tetapi kamu lupa mengambil ikhtibar daripadanya.

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

25 Advices on Ramadhan - From the Book "Khulaasatul Kalaam"


From the book "Khulaasatul Kalaam" by Shaykh Jaarullah.



Brother Muslim, Sister Muslima:


1. Fast Ramadhan with belief and truly seeking the reward of Allah the Most High so that He may forgive you your past sins.


2. Beware of breaking your fast during the days of Ramadhan without a valid Islamic excuse, for it is from the greatest of sins.


3. Pray Salat ut-Taraweeh and the night prayer during the nights of Ramadhan - especially on Layatul-Qadr - based on belief and truly seeking the reward of Allah, so that Allah may forgive you your past sins.


4. Make sure that your food, your drink and your clothing are from halal means, in order that your actions be accepted, and your supplications answered. Beware of refraining from the halal while fasting and breaking your fast with the haram.


5. Give food to some fasting people to gain a reward similar to theirs.


6. Perform your five prayers on time in congregation to gain the reward and Allah's protection.


7. Give a lot of charity for the best charity is that of Ramadhan.


8. Beware of spending your time without performing righteous deeds, for you will be responsible and reckoned for it and will be rewarded for all you do during your time.


9. Perform `umrah in Ramadhan for `Umrah in Ramadhan is equal to Hajj.


10. Seek help for fasting during the day by eating the sahoor meal in the last part of the night before the appearance of Fajr.


11. Hasten breaking your fast after the sun has truly set in order to gain the love of Allah.


12. Perform ghusl before fajr if you need to purify yourself from the state of major impurity so that you are able to do acts of worship in a state of purity and cleanliness.


13. Cease the opportunity of being in Ramadhan and spend it with the good that has been revealed in it - by reciting the noble Qur'an and pondering and reflection of its meanings so that it be a proof for you with your Lord and an intercessor for you on the Day of Reckoning.


14. Preserve your tongue from lying, cursing, backbiting and slander for it decreases the reward of fasting.


15. Do not let fasting cause you cross your boundaries by getting upset due to the slightest of reasons. Rather, fasting should be a cause of peacefulness and tranquility of your soul.


16. Upon completion of fasting, be in a state of taqwa of Allah the Most High, being aware of Allah watching you in secret and in public, in thankfulness for His favors, and steadfastness upon obedience of Allah by doing all what He has ordered and shunning all that He has prohibited.


17. Increase in remembrance of Allah, seeking of forgiveness, asking for Paradise and protection against the Fire, especially when fasting, while breaking the fast and during suhoor, for these actions are among greatest causes of attaining Allah's forgiveness.


18. Increase in supplication for yourself, your parents, your children and Muslims, for Allah has ordered making of supplications and has guaranteed acceptance.


19. Repent to Allah with a sincere repentance in all times by leaving sins, regretting those that you have done before and firmly deciding not to return to them in the future, for Allah accepts repentance of those who repent.


20. Fast six days of Shawwal, for whoever fasts Ramadhan and then follows it with six days of Shawwal, it is as if he fasts all the time.


21. Fast on the Day of `Arafah, the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, to attain success by being forgiven your sins of the last year and the coming year.


22. Fast on the day of `Aashuraa', the 10th of Muharram, along with the 9th, to attain success by being forgiven your sins of the past year.


23. Continue being in a state of iman and taqwa and perform righteous actions after the month of Ramadhan, until you die. "And worship your Lord until there comes to you the certainty (i.e. death)". [Qur'an 15:99]


24. Ensure that you attain the positive effects of your acts of worship such as prayer, fasting, zakat and hajj, sincere repentance and leaving of customs that are in variance with the Sharee`ah.


25. Invoke a lot of salawat and salam upon the Messenger of Allah, may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him, his Companions and all those who follow them until the Day of Judgment.


O Allah make us and all Muslims of those who fast and stand in prayer during the month of Ramadhan based on belief and truly seeking Your reward so that we are forgiven our past and future sins.


O Allah make us of those who fasted the month, attained full reward, witnessed Layatul-Qadr and attained success by permission of the Lord, Blessed and Most High.


O Allah, verily you are Forgiver, like to forgive, so forgive us.


O Lord, accept from us, verily you are the All-Hearing, all-Seeing, O Living, O Independent, O Owner of all majesty and honor.


And may Allah's blessings and peace be upon Muhammad, his family and his Companions.

Perunding dan Pensyarah Sistem Kewangan Islam & Perancangan Kewangan Islam

Ahmad Sanusi Husain mempunyai pengalaman lebih 20 tahun dalam bidang kewangan dan perbankan Islam, perancangan kewangan Islam, latihan proessional, perundingan, pendidikan, perniagaan dan pengurusan.  Beliau pernah berkhidmat di sebuah universiti awam, sebuah jabatan kerajaan, sebuah bank Islam terkemuka, institut latihan perbankan dan kewangan Islam nasional, persatuan institusi kewangan Islam nasional dan sekarang sebagai ketua pegawai eksekutif (CEO) di syarikat perundingan dan latihan, iaitu Alfalah Consulting yang beribu pejabat di Lumpur, Malaysia.


Perunding dan Pensyarah dalam topik-topik berkaitan dengan:
- Kewangan Islam,
- Perancangan Kewangan Islam,
- Ekonomi Islam
- Pelaburan Islam,
- Pembangunan professional
- Pengurusan
- Motivasi


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Thursday, August 05, 2010

The month of ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an....

The month of ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu Akbar; Allah is the Most Great] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him. 

( Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah, Chapter #2, Verse #185)

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Perunding, Pensyarah, Penceramah, Penasihat, Pengarah, Jurulatih, Motivator

Ahmad Sanusi Husain mempunyai pengalaman lebih 20 tahun dalam bidang kewangan dan perbankan Islam, perancangan kewangan Islam, latihan proessional, perundingan, pendidikan, perniagaan dan pengurusan.  Beliau pernah berkhidmat di sebuah universiti awam, sebuah jabatan kerajaan, sebuah bank Islam terkemuka, institut latihan perbankan dan kewangan Islam nasional, persatuan institusi kewangan Islam nasional dan sekarang sebagai ketua pegawai eksekutif (CEO) di syarikat perundingan dan latihan, iaitu Alfalah Consulting yang beribu pejabat di Lumpur, Malaysia.


Perunding dan Pensyarah dalam topik-topik berkaitan dengan:
- Kewangan Islam,
- Perancangan Kewangan Islam,
- Ekonomi Islam
- Pelaburan Islam,
- Pembangunan professional
- Pengurusan
- Motivasi


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Terima kasih. Jazak ALLAH khairan.

Khutbah Terakhir Nabi Muhammad s.a.w




Khutbah ini disampaikan pada 9hb Zulhijjah Tahun 10 Hijri di Lembah Uranah, Gunung Arafah.

Wahai manusia, dengarlah baik-baik apa yang hendak kukatakan, Aku tidak mengetahui apakah aku dapat bertemu lagi dengan kamu semua selepas tahun ini. Oleh itu dengarlah dengan teliti kata-kataku ini dan sampaikanlah ia kepada orang-orang yang tidak dapat hadir di sini pada hari ini.
Wahai manusia, sepertimana kamu menganggap bulan ini dan Kota ini sebagai suci, maka anggaplah jiwa dan harta setiap orang Muslim sebagai amanah suci. Kembalikan harta yang diamanahkan kepada kamu kepada pemiliknya yang berhak. Janganlah kamu sakiti sesiapapun agar orang lain tidak menyakiti kami lagi. Ingatlah bahawa sesungguhnya, kamu akan menemui Tuhan kamu dan Dia pasti membuat perhitungan di atas segala amalan kamu. Allah telah mengharamkan riba, oleh itu segala urusan yang melibatkan riba dibatalkan sekarang.
Berwaspadalah terhadap syaitan demi keselamatan agama kamu. Dia telah berputus asa untuk menyesatkan kamu dalam perkara-perkara besar, maka berjaga-jagalah supaya kamu tidak mengikuti dalam perkara-perkara kecil.
Wahai Manusia Sebagaimana kamu mempunyai hak atas isteri kamu mereka juga mempunyai hak di atas kamu. Sekiranya mereka menyempurnakan hak mereka keatas kamu, maka mereka, juga berhak untuk diberi makan dan pakaian dalam Susana kasih sayang. Layanilah wanita-wanita kamu dengan baik dan berlemah-lembutlah terhadap mereka kerana sesungguhnya mereka adalah teman dan pembantu kamu yang setia. Dan hak kamu atas mereka ialah mereka sama sekali tidak boleh memasukkan orang yang kamu tidak sukai ke dalam rumah kamu dan dilarang melakukan zina.
Wahai Manusia, dengarlah bersungguh-sungguh kata-kataku ini, sembahlah Allah, dirikanlah solat (sembahyang) lima kali sehari, berpuasalah di bulan Ramadhan, dan tunaikankanlah zakat dari harta kekayaan kamu. Kerjakanlah Ibadah Haji sekiranya kamu mampu. Ketahui bahawa setiap Muslim adalah saudara kepada Muslim yang lain. Kamu semua adalah sama; tidak seorang pun yang lebih mulia dari yang lainnya kecuali dalam Taqwa dan beramal saleh.
Ingatlah, bahawa, kamu akan menghadap Allah pada suatu hari untuk dipertanggung jawabkan di atas segala apa yang telah kamu kerjakan. Oleh itu Awasilah agar jangan sekali-kali kamu terkeluar dari landasan kebenaran selepas ketiadaanku.
Wahai Manusia, tidak ada lagi Nabi atau Rasul yang akan datang selepasku dan tidak akan ada lain agama baru. Oleh itu wahai manusia, nilailah dengan betul dan fahamilah kata-kataku yang telah aku sampaikan kepada kamu. Sesungguhnya aku tinggalkan kepada kamu dua perkara yang sekiranya kamu berpegang teguh dan mengikuti kedua-duanya, necaya kamu tidak akan tersesat selama-lamanya. Itulah ALQURAN dan SUNNAHKU.
Hendaklah orang-orang yang mendengar ucapanku, menyampaikan pula kepada orang lain. Semoga yang terakhir lebih memahami kata-kataku dari mereka yang terus mendengar dariku. Saksikanlah Ya Allah, bahawasanya telah aku sampaikan risalahMu kepada hamba-hambaMU.

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Islamic Finance and Financial Planning Consultant and Speaker

Ahmad Sanusi Husain has over 19 years of experience in Islamic finance, professional training, consulting, education, business and management fields. He served at a public university, a government department, a leading Islamic bank, a national Islamic banking & finance institute, a national Islamic banking association and a currently a premier consulting & training firm. Currently he is the CEO AlFalah Consulting based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He is the former Executive Director of the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM), a national association representing 19 islamic banking institutions in Malaysia, established in 1995. He had also served as the Director of Training and Professional Development at Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIMwhich was established in the year 2001.
Prior to that he served as the Manager of Training at Bank Islam Institute of Research and Training (BIRT), which was established in 1995. During his service at both BIRT and IBFIM, he was entrusted with the planning, development and management of training and professional development programs in the fields of Islamic banking, finance, capital market, value-based management and other related subjects for institutions in Malaysia and other countries.
Prior to joining BIRT, he served at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB), the first Islamic bank in Malaysia, from 1991 until 1995 as an officer in the Organisation and Methods Department. While serving at Bank Islam, he was responsible for research & development, manual writing and introduction of bank’s numerous Islamic financial products and services particularly Islamic consumer and retail banking facilities as well as advising and training other local and international financial institutions and organisations in developing their Islamic financial products and services. In the early part of his career life, he had served with Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBand Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).
Ahmad Sanusi is also a consultant and trainer in the field of Islamic banking and finance, management and personal development. Since 1992, he has been actively involved and delivered thousands of lectures in seminars, training, academic programs and also consultancy services to various institutions and organisations. Thousands of participants from more than 50 countries across 5 continents i.e. Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Australia/Oceania have attended public training programs organised by him and his team over the years i.e. since 1992.

His tour of duty takes him to various countries:
1) Malaysia 2) Indonesia 3) Singapore 4) Brunei 5) Thailand 6) Philippines 7) Egypt 8) Bahrain 9) USA 

He has managed professional training ranging from 1 day talk to 17 days international integrated course on Islamic banking and finance. He was one of pioneer trainers and consultants for Interest-free Banking Scheme introduced by the Bank Negara Malaysia(BNMin 1993 (currently known as Islamic Banking Scheme). Beside Islamic finance, he is a trainer and consultant on management topics and personal development.
He was appointed as a writer for learning module for the Certified Islamic Finance Professional Programme offered by the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance(INCEIF). (INCEIF is an international centre of educational excellence in Islamic finance, established to develop talents including professionals and specialists in Islamic finance who are much needed to sustain market competitiveness and meet future challenges in the Islamic financial industry. INCEIF has been granted a university status by the Malaysian government).
He is the Chief Moderator/lecturer/module writer (Islamic Banking) at the Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Program (FSTEP), an initiative of IBBM, ABM, IBFIM, AIBIM, MTA, MIBA, LIAM, PIAM and MII with the support of Bank Negara Malaysia and financial institutions.He is also a trainer/consultant on Islamic unit trust and syariah-compliant investment to leading Islamic fund management companies. He was appointed as Member of Board of Studies (BOS) for BBA (Muamalat) for Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR).
He has appeared on live television interview programmes on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Radio Television Brunei (RTB). Invited to be chairperson in programs organised by international event organisers.
Ahmad Sanusi is an economics graduate from Northern Illinois University (NIU), USA. He also obtained qualifications in Islamic financial planning, unit trust (mutual fund) investment, insurance/takaful and translation and keep on advancing his study various areas.
He is also a graduate in the first Islamic Financial Planner (IFP) certification program conducted by Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) and IBFIM. IFP is recognised by the Securities Commission (SC) in applying for a capital markets services representative's licence to carry out the regulated activity of financial planning and also recognised by Bank Negara Malaysia (the central bank of Malaysia).
Professional membership:i) Member of Malaysian Institute of Management (MIMM) - the national management organisation and professional accreditation body in the field of management.ii) Trade Member, Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM)iii) Associate Member, Institute of Bankers Malaysia (AIBM)iv) Member, Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FiMM)

He hailed from the northern Malaysian state of Kedah Darul Aman (the State of Peace).

Ahmad Sanusi's areas of expertise (consulting/advisory/training/speaking):


A: ISLAMIC FINANCE & FINANCIAL PLANNING
1) Global development of Islamic finance
2) History of Islamic finance
3) Overview on Islamic banking
4) Overview on Islamic insurance (takaful)
5) Shariah principles in Islamic finance
6) Fiqh muamalat (Islamic commercial rules/laws)
7) Islamic economic system
8) Islamic wealth management
9) Islamic financial planning
10) Islamic unit trust/mutual fund
11) Islamic investment
12) Islamic retail (consumer) banking
13) Islamic consumer financing
14) Islamic product research, development and innovation
15) Accounting for Islamic banking
16) Shariah compliance audit
17) Risk management for Islamic financial institutions
18) Marketing strategies for Islamic financial services
19) System and solution development for IFI
20) Islamic finance syllabus & module development
B: BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
1) Entrepreneurship excellence
2) Performance management
3) Change management
4) Training management
5) Islamic management & ethics
6) Economics for management
C: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & SELF-IMPROVEMENT
1) Al Falah success principles
2) The psychology and science of success
3) Empowering the mind
4) Positive mental attitude/positive thinking
5) Formula for excellence and success
6) Team building and organizational excellence

(The above courses or lectures can be delivered in English or Malay (Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia).
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My contact info:
Ahmad Sanusi Husain
CEO, 
AlFalah Consulting
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
mobile: +6019-234 8786

Story of Luqman, The Wise (Luqman al-Hakim)



Many, many years ago there lived a scholar called Luqman. 

But he was very wise. He was an African who was caught as a slave and sold in another country.Luqman was so wise and respected that a Surah in the Qur’an also is called by his name (Surah Luqman, Chapter 31). 

He gave good advice to his children. His advice is equally good for all the children of the world even today. 

Once Luqman said to his son, “Oh son! Do not tie your heart in seeking the pleasure of people. You are not likely to succeed. Do not pay attention to what people say. Instead tell yourself always to seek the pleasure of God.” 

Luqman wanted this lesson to be always remembered. Never to be forgotten. He thought of a way. He then told his son to ride a donkey. The son obeyed. The father followed behind on foot. They travelled in this way for some distance. After some distance they came across a group of people. Seeing the son on the donkey, one of them said, 

“What an impolite and bad boy. The old father is walking on foot. The young son is comfortably riding on the donkey. This is no manner to show respect to one’s father”. 

Father and son heard this. The son came down from the donkey. Luqman rode on the animal. After sometime they came across another group of people. On seeing the father riding the donkey, the elder of the group said, 

“Oh you old man! This is not the way to bring up a son. You make him walk in the hot sun, while you sit comfortably on the donkey.” 

Luqman paid attention to what the people said. He came down from the donkey. Both father and son walked on foot. The donkey walked in front. They went a little further. People seeing them, said, 

“How foolish you are? You walk behind a donkey. Why don’t you ride it?” 

Luqman and his son once again accepted what the people said. They both rode the donkey and went further. They came across a river. There was a bridge to be crossed. Some people were sitting there. They saw Luqman and his son riding the donkey. 

One of them said, “It is very unkind and cruel of you two to ride on the poor donkey. The little animal can hardly take all your burden.” 

So taking this advice Luqman and his son dismounted from the donkey. They travelled a little distance further. Looking very lovingly Luqman said to his son, “You have heard and seen what the people said. It must have assured you, by now, that whatever you do or whichever way you move, one is not able to please the people of the world.” He pointed at the flowing river and added,“ 

A person can build a wall across the river. It will stop the flow of the water. But it is not possible to shut the mouth of the people from criticism.” 

Very clearly, similar is the case in our world today. The tongue has no bone. It can speak even without thought. There are as many opinions as there are people in the world. It is very bad to find fault with the other person. Especially when he is doing something good. 

A person can feel very hurt when he listens to all the tongues that talk loose. To avoid getting hurt by loose talk, a person can train himself. He can discipline himself to think. 

By thinking he can know what is wrong and void. When a person is sure that what he is doing will please his Master, the Almighty Allah, then he must never worry what others speak. 


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