That was what, ultimately, war did to you. It was not the physical dangers–the mines at sea, the bombs from the air, the crisp ping of a rifle bullet as you drove over a desert track. No, it was the spiritual danger of learning how much easier life was if you ceased to think. – Agatha Christie
The Messenger says, ‘My Lord, my people
treat this Qur’an as something to be ignored.’
In this way We have assigned to every Prophet
an enemy from among the evildoers.
But your Lord is a sufficient guide and helper.
Those who are kafir say, ‘Why was the Qur’an
not sent down to him all in one go?’
It is so that We can fortify your heart by it.
We have recited it distinctly, little by little.
– (Quran 25: 30-32)
Activism will only succeed when it remembers that history is in good hands.
We must not overestimate the calamities of our age. A misplaced rigorism is less dangerous than an improper liberalism.
The Umma without its Law is like a man without his Prayer.
May we, in our dealings with all the peoples of the earth, ever speak the truth and serve justice. – Eisenhower
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands. – Havelock Ellis
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf’s concluding remarks:
Like Sidi Abdal Hakim said, tradition or extradition, it’s not a joke and people really have to think about the presence of over 25 million Muslims in Western Europe. We have to really think about what we’re doing here, what we’re going to be planning on doing here in the future. For those of you who have children, you have to really think about what’s going to be the situation of your children and your children’s children. I mean, these are really serious situations. Unfortunately we have sufaha. We have people that are simply safeeh, and I don’t care how sincere they are, there’s plenty of sincere people out there but we have people who are fools. They are foolish people. There’s people that read things and take them literally. You have naqal and you have ‘aqal. This is what Shaykh Abdallah was talking about. You have naqal and you have ‘aqal… unfortunately we have some naqal-heads out there.