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Re: look in the mirror, change yourself first
By:jawaid ahmed,uk
Date: Friday, 11 May 2012, 7:45 am
In Response To: Life is not easy to live by principles (bilal jamil, oman)

4:97 As for those who wrong their own ‘self’ by not striving until the angels (the Laws of death) approach them, they are asked, “What kept you occupied?” They say, “We were weak and oppressed in the land.” The angels say, “Was not the earth of God spacious enough for you to migrate?” As for such, their habitation will be Hell, a miserable destination.
4:98 Exempted are the feeble, whether men or women, and children who are unable to devise a plan and to find a way out.
4:99 There is room in God’s Law for absolving their inabilities. God is indeed the Absolver of imperfections, Forgiver.

My previous response to one of your posts was to say that you should try to change the system if it is broken. Individuals can do something, first by changing themselves by not taking bribes or giving them, standing out from the crowd as one who is trustworthy, honest etc.etc. Secondly, form a collective of likeminded individuals who want to help their local communities. From small, grass roots movements, mountains have toppled.

I have just had a well dressed man, fully suity booty, show be a multi million pound development in Pakistan and was asking for a donation. Was it a school or hospital? No! Another mosque so that my home in paradise will be built by Allah if I contribute generously! My boot print in his proverbial will be felt for some time, no doubt! We have money to spend on dazzling mosques but the poor and the needy? Allah will provide for them! And they look at me in disgust when I show them out of the door with their hands empty!

10:7 Those who do not look forward to meeting with Us, but please and satisfy themselves with petty delights of the worldly life, it is they who neglect Our messages.
10:8 Their home will be the Fire that they have earned (ignited) with their own actions.
I0:9 Surely, those who choose to believe and work to increase the human potential, their Lord guides them by virtue of their conviction (that no good deed goes to waste) Rivers will flow beneath them in the Gardens of Delight.
[A’maal Saaleh = Deeds that increase the individual and collective potential of a society = Helping people = Improving the environment = Fulfilling others’ needs = Contributing to the society = Correcting a deficiency]

In Hebrew “Rivers will flow beneath them” is an idiom for knowledge .Surely, with correct knowledge we will be able to solve all of our problems and create an earthly heaven. The majority, however, stick to their pagan, idol worshipping practices and ignore the Main Message they hold in their hands!

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Life is not easy to live by principles
bilal jamil, oman -- Thursday, 10 May 2012, 5:50 pm
***Helen will enjoy G.Allana on M.A.J.
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 10 May 2012, 9:42 pm
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Silky Kaur, Amritsar -- Friday, 11 May 2012, 2:46 am
Re: ***Helen will enjoy G.Allana on M.A.J.
Helen, UK -- Friday, 11 May 2012, 9:05 am
Re: look in the mirror, change yourself first
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Friday, 11 May 2012, 7:45 am
Life is not easy to live by principles
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 11 May 2012, 1:00 pm
Re: Life is not easy to live by principles
bilal jamil, Oman -- Friday, 11 May 2012, 4:49 pm
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