Does it Move Us?

Whenever, I come across the inspirational quotes by our Muslim scholars, preachers, teachers and others, I think to myself…If these people who are taught by human beings just like themselves are so knowledgeable, eloquent and wise, then how knowledgeable, logical, rational, eloquent and full of wisdom must Rasool Allah (salalaho alaihi wasallam) be; a man of pure character and sound heart and mind. The best of the best (salalaho alaihi wasallam) who was taught by the Creator of knowledge and wisdom, Allah (subhanahu wa ta’alaa) via Jibril ameen (the trustworthy).

If his speech does not move us, if we do not feel obliged to adhere to his advice and follow him. Despite knowing the unlawful acts, if we still ‘feel like’ doing them, if we still belittle the sins and deeds that Rasool Allah (salalahu alaihi wasallam) forbade.

Then this implies that we have allowed our heart and mind to be corrupted; for pure words do not enter and an impure heart. Khair(goodness) and Shar(evil) can never dwell together. Can you mix a drop of urine in water and still consider the water drinkable?

We cannot claim to love Rasool Allah (salalahu alaihi wasallam) while considering his speech insignificant, whether by saying it openly or by tossing it behind our backs saying ‘I can only do enough…’etc. SubhanAllah.

A scholar had once said; ‘Pure words reach sincere hearts.’ Something to reflect upon…

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Maria K. Siddiqui

Maria is an artist, counselor and art therapist in training.