Allah, Most Gracious tells us: 2:31-32 “And He taught Adam the names - all of them.Then He showed them to the angels and said, "Inform Me of the names of these, if you are truthful." .They said, "Exalted are You; we have no knowledge except whatYou have taught us. Indeed, it is You who is the Knowing, the Wise."”
Knowledge without action is insanity, and action without knowledge is vanity. Know that knowledge today will not distance you from sins, nor bring you into obedience, nor distance you from the fire of Hell tomorrow. If you do not act today and do not derive lessons from your past days, you will say on the Last Day:” Return us to our previous life and we will do good deeds,” and it will be said to you “O fool, it is from there that you have come”
Excerpt from: Imam Al-Ghazali’s “My Beloved Son”
Allah, Most Gracious tells us: 2:152 "So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me, and do not you dare be ungrateful"!
O Muslim Women! Here we are today, a tapestry of cultures and traditions, expressed in our outward appearance, addressing our rights and duties; and an inward characteristic, that stresses the importance of our role within the essentials of Islam, blessed with Qur’anic identity and dignity all supported by our submission to Allah, Most Gracious.
Allah, Most Gracious has gifted us with intelligence, articulation and the empowerment of the Qur’an, to convey the essential truths of Islam. We communicate quite effectively with one another and we are intensely affected by the words, the deeds, and the conduct of one another.
We embrace concerns that are connected to obtaining an Islamic education, in our homes, our Masajid, our public gatherings, our women forums and institutions of learning. We understand the order of priority in our lives. We recognize our unique circumstances and we understand that an Islamic education is our greater need.
O Muslim Women! Allah, Most Gracious has delegated us the task of awakening and warning our families, our children and all women, Muslim and non-Muslim, about the Paradise, a reward for our individual and collective morality and about the Hellfire a reward for our individual and collective immorality. Allah, Most Gracious calls upon us to tell all women that there is no chance of escape from the compulsory day of gathering.
O Muslim Women! It is our right and our duty to educate, to influence, and to share knowledge that is sustainable and beneficial to all women, knowledge which inevitably highlights our honorable status as Muslim women, viable and dynamic slaves of
Allah, Most Gracious.
This world idolizes human beings, which is a tragic epidemic used to instill doubt, which causes loss of motivation in our obligation to call to this sustainable way of life. We seek truth! We are not distracted or attracted to names and titles. For every one of us male or female there is a direction that we turn towards, that direction is truth.
O Muslim Women! We are educators. We are callers to truth, with intelligence and wisdom. We have a message to deliver to humanity, when we call to Islam we recall our dignity, our rights, our liberty, and our identity. We compete with one another in all good. We are in a race, some are in first place, some in the middle of the pack and some in last place, yet on the day of gathering we will all be in same place together by the will of Allah, Most Gracious.
O Muslim Women! Think carefully, we are truly blessed to be Muslimaat. This blessing is not an end; rather it is a means to an end. We are to encourage all to offer greater appreciation to Allah, Most Gracious. We are to encourage one another to read, to learn,
to study, to practice their comprehension of the Qur’an and to make Paradise the goal.
If society really verifies its’ norms by the well-being and state of its women; then let us begin now to improve our intellect, our spirit and our notable status. We are not evaluated based on our gender, but based on our faith and character.
Let us begin to fulfill our abilities and responsibilities gifted to us by Allah, Most Gracious. Then whenever there are inquiries about Muslim women, the trustworthy answers will come from Muslim women!
As salaamu alaikum
مسجد النور ليثونيّ
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