Archive for February, 2008

Leaving the Sunnah

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Islam categorises all human actions into 5. The Fardh (compulsory), Sunnah (recommended), Halal (permissible), Makruh (offensive), Haram (forbidden). There used to be a time when if people were presented with a Makruh act, they’d say something like “It’s Makruh, I won’t do it” and if presented with a Sunnah, they say “It’s a Sunnah so I’ll do it”. People like me these days do it the other way round - “Ah, it’s just a Sunnah, we don’t have to do it.” and “It’s just Makruh, we don’t have to abstain from it.”

In this regard, here’s a reminder to all of us the importance of making the Sunnah a part of our lives.

The one who always leaves his sunnas will eventually be deprived of his fardh, such a person can never taste of the Divine beauty. [ Abdullah ibn Mubarak]

from the excellent Lessons of the day blog.

The internet and arguments

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Religion and dumbness

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Traveller’s IQ

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Withholding anger

Monday, February 11th, 2008