Thursday 23 May 2019

Ramadan 2019/1440: Thought of the Day 18

The quote for Day 18 of Ramadan from my box of things to think about is:

“A person who acts without knowledge is like someone who travels without a guide, and it is known that a person like this is more likely to be destroyed than saved.” ~ Hassan Al-Basri (RA)

Subhan’Allah, one of the things that comes up often in the sisters halaqah (study circle), that I occasionally go to is the importance of knowledge about religion.  The view is that you should have sufficient knowledge to carry out your duties as Muslim and understand where the prohibitions are. To do any good deed you have to firstly make intention to please Allah (SW) and secondly know the right way to carry out the deed - whether it is salah, hajj, or paying zakat. If you do not have the knowledge, it may be that you spend your whole life spending time and effort on doing a deed and find it is not accepted because you do it wrong.

“Read. In the name of your Lord, who created.” ~ Qur’an 96:1

“Allah will raise the status of the people whom are studying and those that believes in dunya and aakhirah.” ~ Qur’an 58:11

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “For you to go in the morning and learn a single verse from the book of Allah (SWT) is better than you offering 100 rakat of Salaah. For you to go in the morning and learn a single chapter of knowledge, whether it is practiced or not, is better than offering 1000 rakat in Salaah.” (Sunan ibn Majah)

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “For him who goes out in search of religious knowledge. Allah (SWT) shall make easy the way to heaven.” (Muslim)

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