Rachel Corrie: US peace activist murdered by Israel

To keep Rachel Corrie’s cause alive Muslims need to improve their informational outreach.
The tenth anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s murder by Israel once again underscores the fact that her government will support and cover every Israeli crime even at the expense of the lives of its own citizens. It also shows that Muslims, and indeed all justice seekers worldwide, have much work to do to improve their informational outreach strategy.
 
On March 16, 2003, Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza as she stood in front of it trying to stop the systematic destruction of Palestinian homes by Zionist occupation forces. According to information released last year by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, “the Israeli government destroyed 22 homes in East Jerusalem and 222 homes in West Bank in 2011, leaving nearly 1,200 people homeless. During the war on Gaza (December 2008 – January 2009), it destroyed 4,455 homes, leaving 20,000 Palestinians displaced and unable to rebuild due to the restrictions imposed by the siege. (Other reports give much higher estimates.) Since 1967, the Israeli government destroyed 25,000 homes in the occupied territories, rendered 160,000 Palestinians homeless. Numbers can be even grimmer if one is to take into account those who were killed and wounded during clashes linked to the destruction of these homes.”
 
Rachel Corrie’s valiant stand confronting an Israeli bulldozer did not turn into the same iconic image in the mainstream media as that of a Chinese student in Tiananmen Square in Beijing in June 1989. The reason is simple: despite Corrie being a US citizen, it was Israel, a sacred cow in American lexicon, that was committing the murder of a peace activist. Nor did Rachel’s heroism receive even a fraction of attention to what the pro-Zionist mainstream media allocated to Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot and wounded by the Taliban last October. Rachel’s case could not be turned into a tool to whip up Islamophobia and an instrument for Western concept of feminism, part of the White man’s burden.
 
Publicizing her case would only shine light on the criminal behavior of the Zionist entity, a close US ally, something the Western corporate media would not do. Malala’s tragic case, on the other hand, got much media exposure. Western cultural imperialists used Malala’s case to influence Muslim women into adopting Western cultural norms. As women are considered important bearers of such values, Malala was utilized as a “conversion” tool by Western soft-power institutions.
 
Rachel’s case not only highlights yet again the extreme bias in the mainstream Western media, it also exposes the Muslims’ weakness in this vital field. The inability to create global awareness about Rachel Corrie’s case and the cause she defended should serve as a wake-up call to the Muslim Ummah. If Rachel Corrie had been killed by Palestinians, her case would be a well-documented poster item of how a young, educated, independent and determined Western woman died defending the supposed democratic values shared by Israeli and US governments.
 
For the Muslim world, Rachel Corrie represents a case to apply the diplomatic tradition of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) and maintain strong relations with people of the Book that are committed to the divine framework of social justice. Rachel’s legacy should remind Muslims about the words of Imam Hussein on the parched sands of Karbala when he addressed the murderous army of Yazid. Imam Hussein said to them, “O people, if you do not believe in Judgment Day and disregard the laws of God, at least be free in this world and do not become the tools of oppression.” 
 
Rachel Corrie proved through her actions that she was indeed a free spirit, one that was not intimidated or subdued by the hedonistic forces exploiting and subjugating the world.

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Batman Returns … to Pakistan

Former strongman Parvez Musharaf has announced his plans to return to the country he sold to his masters. In Bengali folk story it would be like Mir Jafar hoping for a warm welcome in his planned return to Bengal.

 

Musharaf has not yet understood muslim nature, especially of Afghans and Pathans. They may be naïve, wanting in”scholarly” credentials, but there is one thing which the world envies, that is their desire to defend their faith belief system against any internal or external attack.

 

Before the events of 9-11 Musharaf, like Gen Zia before him, placed his bets on Afghanistan being central to Pakistan’s strategic planning. Talibans were supposedly controlled, guided and armed by the notorious ISI. After 9-11 Talibans and Mujahidin became the new enemy of the west, especially America, which put Pakistan right in the middle of an armed confrontation. Afghanistan and Iraq later on promised a long drawn bloody fight that would tear the unified fabric of social harmony. Sectarian violence would be the lone and sad winner in this ugly battle.

 

Musharaf did what he had to do in as much as he was capable of doing. He changed his moral, ethical, logical and behavioral policies in the face of a threat of war. It is not an easy task to change one’s moral principles under pressure from another country. Changing principles under duress is the reserve of special few who can step over all moral and ethical blockages of the human mind.

 

In exchange for his treachery towards the Afghans Musharaf expected to be rewarded with billions of dollars in the form of debt relief, development funds, aid for purchase of arms and traditional loans for his government. This is in no way different from many middle eastern rulers’ policies for making peace with Israel. Musharaf did to Afghanistan what Sadat did to Palestine.

 

On the flip side, the stick for not dumping the Talibans, Pakistan would have been “bombed back to the stone ages”. Gen Musharaf did not need much coaching regarding morals and principles when it came to protecting his country from being bombed. National interest of his country stood supreme.

Whether that fundamental belief was either “with humanity” or “against humanity” did not get much publicity at that time.

 

Thus, for the sake of saving Paksitan he allowed foreign bases and logistic support to invade Afghanistan, and in the process made his country a permanent partner in the Afghan war.

 

If we learn something from history then its all about leaders who shaped the future of their nations to a higher status standing firm on a moral ground amongst the community of nations. Pakistan, like so many other muslim populated countries, is credited with having leaders who took Pakistan down gradually since its creation. From Jinnah the leadership effectively went to Gen Iskander, to Gen Ayub to Gen Yahya to Gen Zia and then to Gen Musharaf (Bhuttos and Sharifs in between).

 

Each one has been accused of being more morally bankrupt than the one before. Musharaf outdid all his predecessors by pitting Pakistanis against such a race which has never accepted humiliation at any cost, the Pathans. Betrayal is something completely alien to this warrior race doting the ranges of the Hindukush. Pathans in their death beds pass on names to their children to complete unfinished missions.

 

The Pakistani Taliban on Saturday threatened to assassinate former president Musharraf when he returns to the country to contest historic elections in May.
“We have prepared a special squad of suicide bombers for Musharraf,” Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan’s statements were disclosed on the internet news sites by some journalists.
Musharraf said he would definitely return home Sunday and that he was prepared to risk any danger to his life. “Two hundred percent! I am travelling back on Sunday to Pakistan,” he said.

“I will go by land, air or sea… even to the peril of my life this is the oath I took for the country.”

Batman during the days of colonial army was the official designation of locals attached to foreign soldiers. Cooking, cleaning, washing, boot polishing and horse-keeping were their prime responsibilities other than fighting beside the foreign soldier (human shield). After years of faithful service his master would proudly slap a badge of honor or a bronze medal on a Batman making him eternally grateful.

Colonial army quit India by the time Musharaf was enlisted in the army. Bit of a shame though because in the colonial Raj he might have been the most decorated Batman of his time.

7th Century Warrior of Karbala-Protected by Her Own

 

The 7th Century Heroine of Karbala-Protected by Her Own
Franklin Lamb
The Sayyeda Zeinab Shrine Damascus

Sayyeda Zeinab ShrineIt is well known in this region that powerful foreign and domestic forces in nearly every country, but particularly Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, are increasingly acting, for purely political purposes, to ignite a bloody internecine conflict within Islam. Indeed, the 3/17/13 attacks targeting four Sunni sheikhs in Beirut that led to immediate road blockings in Beirut, Sidon and the Bekaa Valley is a reminder of the vulnerability of Lebanon’s own delicate sectarian balance to potential chaos.

The seemingly rapid escalation of Shia-Sunni sectarian strife pulsating back and forth across Syria and in and out of Iraq and Lebanon appear to some analysts to be unstoppable.  This week the UN Security Council expressed alarm that rising sectarian violence threatened a return to civil war in Lebanon. The sect targeted for destruction, is mainly, but not exclusively, Shia Muslims and a potential conflagration among a few Muslim sects is smoldering from Yemen to Libya to Pakistan and in more than a dozen countries. Places of worship are being attacked with the hope of creating flight and destruction among so-called kuffar (infidels) and other alleged “enemies of Allah.”

As the violence continues in parts of Syria it is not always clear who exactly is behind, for example, the thefts of antiquities from museums and shops, the carting off of medical equipment from hospitals, the widespread stripping of certain factories in places like Aleppo and moving their assets to Turkey, apparently with little if any objection from Ankara, and the damaging of mainly Christian and Shia places of worship. But there is little doubt that Islamist extremists, are behind many of these crimes.
Against this backdrop of targeting religious institutions and  shrines of minority sects in Syria, it is little wonder that following serious attacks on the Sayedda Zeinab Shrine near the village of Zoa south of Damascus, one as recently as last month, that Shia Muslims and others across the world are deeply concerned about its safety. Three recent attacks on the resting place of Zeinab bint Ali, the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) has also led to speculation that certain elements may launch a ‘false flag’ attack to ignite conflict between Sunni and Shia. Al-Qaeda affiliated groups such as Jabhat al Nursa and Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) have pledged to defeat Lebanon’s Hezbollah in the name of Allah.

Tens of thousands of Shia pilgrims and others from around the world visit this Damascus suburb every year, most to pray at the Sayyeda Zeinab shrine. It was also one of the reasons why I wanted to go there.

But trying to get to Sayyeda Zeinab has not been easy these past few months. In fact this observer’s new lucky number may be five.  Because that is the number of times I thought I had a deal with a driver to take me from central Damascus to the Zeinab shrine. But each time, shortly before our scheduled departure, the driver invariably called to tell me his car broke down or he had to attend a family event or that the road had been hit by a mortar and was impassable, or he could not find any benzene. Taxis are understandably a bit spooked in Damascus these days and as with the road to the airport there are sometimes snipers peering around and an occasional IED or two.  Fortunately some fellows from Lebanon who are among those guarding the shrine sent me a message that it was ok to come and I trusted their judgment.  Finally I found a driver and he took me to Fao without problems.  However, he was unwilling to wait for me while I visited the Shrine and he abruptly split, even before I had a change to pay him, leaving me to find another way to return to Damascus.

As this observer exited the Shrine, having performed absolution type prayers for myself and friends in Lebanon and Syria who specifically asked me to, I was approached by a middle-aged woman who turned out to be from Homs.  She had lost her home and her neighborhood was emptied by shelling so she came to the village of Fao which she thought would be safe. But as she told me later she wanted also to be near Zeinab bint Ali, the 7th Century Heroine of Karbala, during these uncertain times.

One resident who lives near the Sayedda Zeinab told this observers that during the most recent attack on the shrine, the bomber detonated an explosives-packed van that he drove into a parking lot about 50 meters from the shrine. The blast shattered the shrine’s windows, knocked down chandeliers ceiling fans and cracked some of its mosaic walls. He added that militiamen at Sayyeda Zeinab were motivated partly by the desire to prevent a repeat of the wholesale sectarian violence that followed the 2006 attack on the Iraq’s Shiite Imam al-Askari Mosque, blamed on Al-Qaeda, which cost thousands of lives, both Sunni and Shia.

The story of Zeinab at Karbala, and her subsequent life, like the passion play of Karbala itself, is history that one never tires of hearing.  I had read about both but when this obviously devout woman who told me her name was Miriam, approached me, assuming I guess, that I was a tourist unfamiliar with this holy place,  which was true, I was pleased to sit with her, to be quiet,  and to listen.

Miriam summarized the Battle of Karbala in October 680, in present day Iraq,  and how it is commemorated during Ashoura (October tenth) by millions across religious divides because of its universal message of resistance to oppression, relentless pursuit of justice and even sacrificing one’s life for the good of the community. The actual battle pitted a grandson of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Hussein bin Ali, one of two of Zeinab’s brother killed that day, against the caliph of the time in the first of a series of succession crises that shaped the unfortunate historic split between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

I was amazed that like me, and others from various countries and cultures that I have crossed paths with over the past few years in this region, who were also raised in a Christian tradition, that my new friend Miriam, viewed the 7th century suffering of Hussein Ibn Ali and those who were martyred at Karbala, in some ways similar to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary, 700 years earlier. We both lite up at the realization that the other exactly understood this connection and the historic resistance ethos that Karbala and Calvary have meant for mankind and the current relevance of both working together for humanity as pillars of the Resistance.

But Miriam shed even more light for this admittedly dim observer by mentioning another woman, in some ways much like Zeinab, who was from Europe.  As a group of chadored Iranian women gathered around us, with a Farsi interpreter relating Miriams words, our group shared a common and rapt spirituality. Miriam told us that during this month of recognizing women’s accomplishments, she was reminded of the similarity between Zeinab bint Ali and La Pucelle d’Orléans, known as Jeanne d’Arc who was falsely accused of heresy and burned alive at the stake for resisting the English occupation of her country.

Miriam explained many parallels, between the “two sisters of Resistance” as she called them even quoting from memory the historic speech of Zeinab in Damascus to Yazid, the killer of her family including her bothers Hussein and Abbas and their dozens of followers and relatives at Karbala in present day Iraq.

On the 11th Muharram, 61 AH, after the battle of Karbala, the caravan of the captives, including Zeinab, were marched through the city of Kufa and Sham. For one year they stayed captives in Damascus prison. Zainab encouraged resistance among her fellow prisoners and fearlessly faced Yazid and recited to him the wrongs he had done. Her address to Yazid ends with a black-clad Zeinab addressing Yazid. “You will not succeed in erasing our memory,” she says.

Miriam explained that Zeinab bint Ali like La Pucelle d’Orelans was devout, frugal and unstintingly generous to the poor, homeless and parentless. Both communicated with Allah and were fierce defenders of justice, the cause for which they both willingly sacrificed themselves. Through her good works Zeinab helped her community to know the principles and practices of Islam.

Concerning Joan, the uncrowned King Charles VII sent her to the siege of Orleans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence when she overcame the dismissive attitude of veteran commanders and lifted the siege in just nine days. Several additional swift victories, against overwhelming odds led to Charles VII’s coronation at Reims and hastened the departure of the British.  Despite her achievements, Joan was accused of heresy. Joan’s trial record demonstrates her remarkable intellect Miriam explained. The transcript’s most famous exchange is an exercise in subtlety. “Asked if she knew she was in God’s grace, the illiterate farm girl answered: ‘If I am not, May God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.'” The question of course was a prosecutorial trap carefully set for Joan. Church doctrine held that no one could be certain of being in God’s grace. If Joan had answered yes, then she would have convicted herself of heresy. As the still preserved trial transcript proves, Joan’s trial was a fraud from beginning to end and she insisted, even when threatened with torture and facing  death by fire, that she was guided by God to liberate her country form occupation.

Miriam told us that “one of the legacies of the sisters Zeinab bint Ali and Joan d’Arc is that every women should realize that she can always make a positive difference for mankind. She can always reach for and achieve the better. Those men alone cannot win independence and prosperity, neither can the women. Together, and under the banner of resistance at Karbala and Calvary and following the examples of Zeinab and Joan d’Arc they can achieve to justice and defeat occupation and hegemony.”

One Lebanese druze pilgrim explained to this observer that Sayedda Zeinab represents all women and all who seek justice in the face of tyranny and that the Sayyeda is “everywoman” meaning that Zeinab does not belong just to the Shia or Muslims but to all people of goodwill.

Zeinab bint Ali continues to rest in peace at the sacred shrine at Foa village southwest of Damascus —her final community.  Repairs at Sayedda Zeinab have been made and the beauty and tranquility the holy site has been fully restored.

No doubt to the relief of untold millions, the Heroine of Karbala is being protected by her own–Muslims from different sects as well as Christians like Miriam among others—for they, and all who are part of the culture of resistance to injustice, are truly among Zeinab’s own. It is right that we should protect her for Zeinab bint Ali, like Karbala, belongs to all of us.

As I was trying to figure out how to get back to Damascus and we said good-bye that Miriam told me she was Christian. She understood me perfectly and gave me a warm knowing smile when I gestured toward the glorious Sayyeda Zeinab resting place, and opined that it seems likely that spiritually, we are both Shia-Christian and Christian-Shia.

Franklin Lamb is doing research in Lebanon and can be reached c/o fplamb@gmail.com

LESSONS FROM THE SACRIFICE OF IMAM HUSSAIN (RA)

 

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Written by Dr. Shahid Athar   
We owe it to our children and youth born and being raised in the west , that we tell them the story of one of the greatest sacrifices in the history of mankind and the lessons learned from it.Muhurram, the first month of the Islamic Calender, which marks the concept of emigration (Hjjra) in the cause of Allah (SWT) is also sacred for many other reasons. It was the tenth of this month that Prophet Noah (P) sailed his arc, and it was this day that Prophet Moses (P) led Israelites to the exodus from Egypt. Jews used to fast on this day but Prophet Muhammad (P) advised Muslims to fast both ninth and tenth of Muhurram.However, it is the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain and seventy one members of his family and associates which took place of this day at Karabala that we Muslims remember most. Caliph Muawiya called for appointing his son Yazid to follow him. After Muawiya’s death his son Yazid declared himself the caliph starting an unprecedented tradition.

He demanded allegiance from Hussain, son of Aliibn Talib (Prophet’s cousin, son-in-law, and the fourth caliph). At that time, Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic religion symbol living at that time. The people of Kufa ( the capitol of Iraq) did not like the rule of Muawiya or his son Yazid because of their oppressive policies and deviation from Islam. So they invited Hussain to come to Kufa to talk Yazid out of Caliphate. Thus Imam Hussain set out to Kufa at the invitation of the people on a mission of peace, along with his family and associates. He should have rebelled and declared himself the caliph in Medina, but he did not. On his way to Kufa, it became evident to Imam Hussain that war was the being forced upon him, when the army of Yazid stopped him at Karbala. He made an offer of peace in asking

  1. he be allowed to return to Medina
  2. be taken to Yazid for a direct one to one talk
  3. be sent to a Muslim land.

Hur bin Yazid, with 20,000 men strong did not accept any of his orders from the governor of Iraq, Abdullah bin Ziyad to his mistake and defected to the side of Hussain just before the starting of war. For ten days, while Hussain and his caravan camped at Karbala, they were surrounded by the hostile force and deprived of food and water. On the tenth day, orders to force Hazrat Imam Hussain to accept allegiance or to kill him were given to Shamir, commanding 5000 to 10,000 soldiers. All male members of Hussain’s family and close associates were killed. He was last to be killed and beheaded. He had sixty-seven wounds on his body. A seven month old infant some of Hussain was also killed by an arrow while in Hussain’s lap who was asking for some water for the baby. Their bodies were run over by horses or desecrated and then left to decompose. Seventy-two heads were taken of Kufa at the tip of spears and presented to the court of Ibn Ziyad, then across the desert to Damascus to face Yazid. The prisoners of war were mostly women and children and one man in his twenties Zainul Abedin who was very sick in the tent, thus spared. 

Lessons from the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain.

  1. Islam is not a religion of compromise. Living with peace with forces of oppression is wrong. If Imam Hussain had pledged allegiance to a tyrant ruler, he could have saved his neck, and would have most likely given a high post by the Caliph who would have allowed him to do his prayer, fasting, and other ritual acts of worship. But he was the grandson of a prophet who said, “One of the greatest jihad is to stand up to a tyrant ruler, and say a word of truth. ” Therefore, Imam Hussain in one of his speeches on the way to Karbala said,
    ” To live with an oppressor is a crime in itself”He also knew Quran, and knew that striving in the cause of Allah brings immense reward,
    ” Those who believe, and suffer exile and strive with might in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their people, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah, They are the people who will achieve Salvation. (9:20) “O you who believe! Shall I read you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous penalty? That you believe in God and in his messenger, and you strive in the cause of Allah with your property and your people, that will be the best for you if you knew it. 11(69:10-11) “And strive in the cause of Allah as you ought to strive”. (22:76) And those who strive in our cause – we will certainly guide them to Our Path. For verily Allah is with those who do good” (29:69)
  2. The second lesson is the concept of ownership of life and giving it to the cause of the owner. Our body and life belong to our Creator, and should be spent on His cause. Even if we do that, all we are doing is returning it to the original owner. There is a great reward for martyrdom. A martyr is next to Prophets in heaven.”And if you are slain or die in the cause of Allah, Forgiveness and Mercy from Allah are far better than they could amass, and it you die or are slain, lo it is unto Allah that you are brought together”. (3:157-158)”Those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah and are then slain or die, on them Allah will bestow good provision. Truly Allah is He who bestows the best provision.” (2:58-59)
  3. The third lesson, is standing up to trial when we are called. This has to be a criterion for entering into Heaven. Allah says:
    Do you think you will enter the Garden (of Bliss) without such (trails) as come to those before you.” (2:214)
    “Allah has purchased of their believers their persons and their goods. For theirs (in return) is the Garden (of Paradise). (9:111)
    All of the prophets had tests of their own. Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) had many tests, including being thrown into fire.
  4. The fourth lesson we learn from the story of Imam Hussain (RA) is that of sacrifice. To give life in the cause of Allah is the ultimate Sacrifice. Can we sacrifice our money we love so much for charity, our precious time for the education of our children, can we sacrifice our false pride in our race, color, language, and national origin, and of our sect, and accept other Muslims as brothers and sisters?

Now let us ask ourselves what are we mourning and why are we mourning?

If we are mourning the death of Imam Hussain, Quran tells us that Martyrs are not dead.

“And do not call those who die in the way of Allah as “Dead”, no they are living, only you do not see them. (2:154)

I we are mourning his defeat, certainly if he would have surrendered to Yazid and pledged allegiance to him, he would have been defeated, but he did not, in fact his Sacrifice prevented Kingdom and Monarchy to establish a form of Government in Islam, and Caliphate continued for hundreds of years. It is this death of Yazid’s ideology which the poet mentions.

In the Murder of Hussain,
In deed is the death of Yazid.
Each Karbala revives Islam.

Muhurram is not just for ten days, and then going back to the business as usual. For a Muslim who stands up to fight in the cause of Allah, for him the place is Karbala, the month is Muhurram, the day is Ashura. He is Imam Hussain and his opponent is Yazid.

Muhurram is not just for Shia but for all Muslims.

A Taste of Honey: 10 Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Quotes

10 Prophet Muhammad Quotes: A Taste of Honey

by Daud

Sufism, also simply known as Islamic Spirituality, is one of the great mystical traditions of human history, and has produced countless numbers of enlightened beings throughout the centuries. It is a system of self-purification and development based on the life and character of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS). His was an example of how to live in perfect harmony and love with one’s Creator and His creation.

In this post I would like to give an introduction to his beautiful character through a few Prophet Muhammad quotes for the benefit of those not familiar with them, and also as a taste of honey for those who are.

Prophet Muhammad Quotes: Seek God

“Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet him.”

Prophet Muhammad Quotes: Meditation

“There is a polish for everything that takes away rust; and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah.”

Prophet Muhammad Quotes: The Golden Rule

“You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.”

Prophet Muhammad Quotes: Non-Attachment

“The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveler, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.”

Prophet Muhammad Quotes: Balance

“Conduct yourself in this world as if you are here to stay forever, and yet prepare for eternity as if you are to die tomorrow.”

Prophet Muhammad Quotes: Seek Excellence

“Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.”

Prophet Muhammad Quotes: Be Merciful

“Verily, Allah is compassionate and is fond of compassion, and He gives to the compassionate what He does not give to the harsh.”

Prophet Muhammad Quotes: True Wealth

“The best richness is the richness of the soul.”

Prophet Muhammad Quotes: Serve

“Who is the most favored of Allah? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.”

Prophet Muhammad Quotes: The Way of Wisdom

“It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad, and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent, but silence is better than idle words.”

Prophet Muhammad Quotes, A Taste of Honey

The words and Way of the Holy Prophet (SAWS), which form the basis of Islamic Spirituality, are the keys to the highest form of personal growth and spiritual evolution. Through his example, humanity can learn to live in peace and harmony, to enjoy the sweetness and beauty of life, to have a taste of divine honey in this world.

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Written by: Daud on February 27, 2011.
Last revised by: Ihsan on March 15, 2012.

Tagged as: Life of the Prophet Muhammad, Prophet Muhammad Quotes, Sufism