وَمَن كَانَ فِي هَـذِهِ أَعْمَى فَهُوَ فِي الآخِرَةِ أَعْمَى

those who are blind in this world will be blind in the hereafter

17:72

 

A Reflective / Contemplative Muslim is one that is not concerned with Islam as the architecture of society, rather he sees Islam as an enhancement to one's character.

Is there something we have forgotten? Some precious thing we have lost, wandering in strange lands?   Arna Bontempts (Harlem Renaissance)

 The wicked carried us away in captivity and required of us a song,  How do we sing our holy song in a strange land?   David (Psalms) 

Al-Baqara (The Cow) - 2:204  [read in context]

 

 

أَلَمْ أَعْهَدْ إِلَيْكُمْ يَا بَنِي آدَمَ أَن لَّا تَعْبُدُوا الشَّيْطَانَ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِي

وَأَنْ اعْبُدُونِي هَذَا صِرَاطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌ

وَلَقَدْ أَضَلَّ مِنكُمْ جِبِلًّا كَثِيرًا أَفَلَمْ تَكُونُوا تَعْقِلُونَ

Did I not enjoin on you, O children of Adam, that you should not worship shaytan, because he is an open enemy to you,and that you should worship Me, this is the Straight Path. And he (shaytan) has already led a great many of you astray, will you not then use your reason.    (Sura 36: 60-62)


هَذِهِ جَهَنَّمُ الَّتِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ

This then, is the Hell of which you were repeatedly warned ! (Sura 36: 63)

 

 يَا بَنِيَّ إِنَّ اللّهَ اصْطَفَى لَكُمُ الدِّينَ فَلاَ تَمُوتُنَّ إَلاَّ وَأَنتُم 

"Oh my sons!  Allah hath chosen the Faith for you; then die not except in the Faith of Islam." 

 

وَإِن جَنَحُواْ لِلسَّلْمِ فَاجْنَحْ لَهَا وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللّهِ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

But if they incline to peace, incline thou to it as well, and place thy trust in God: verily, He alone is all-hearing, all-knowing! - 8:61 

                   

 

 اما تتعشى مع الشيطان على طول استعمل ملعقة طويلة

When dinning with the devil  always use a very long spoon