Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela!

July 18, 2009

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Forty-five years ago, Nelson Mandela made the following opening statement at his trial:

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

He was sentenced to prison, where he spent the next 27 years. He would later say: “In my country we go to prison first and then become President.”

Mr. Mandela is what I consider a true hero. Always, always, he is on the side of justice and also mercy, of truth and also love. On education, he makes a strong and true point.

“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”

Nelson Mandela is 91 years old today. Happy Birthday Sir :)

Ya Haqq!


Kindness

July 17, 2009

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” –  Lao Tzu

Ya Haqq!


“…he who is kindest towards his wife.”

July 8, 2009

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The Prophet (peace be unto him) said: “Amongst the most perfect of believers in faith is he who is best in character, and amongst the best of them is he who is kindest towards his wife.”

Ya Haqq!


Wisdom from Isaiah

July 1, 2009

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Wash you, make you clean, put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes, cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

then…

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

- Isaiah 1:16 and 55:12

Ya Haqq!


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