I remember watching Imam Zaid Shakir at one of the GPU events on telly a while back. One of the things that he said, which has clung to my mind ever since, is that we should all find a good cause that we believe in and then fight/campaign/work for that cause and dedicate our lives to it. This is one way to have an impact on the society that you live in and also show non-muslims that we don’t only fight for muslim causes but causes that affect humanity in general.
Ever since hearing that talk I have tried to find a cause that I can sign up to, but am finding it hard to decide or find one that I can truly dedicate my time to.
I would love to hear what causes others are involved in and the benefits of getting involved. Causes can range anything from reducing poverty to fighting crime and disorder to educating the youth and so on.
Please help me by listing the various causes I and others can get involved in to help the community and society at large.
Hope that makes sense.
Please pray for the wife of Shaykh Murabit Al-Hajj, Maryam Bint Bwayba, who passed away last Sunday. The following is an article by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf about his journey to Mauritania and his encounter with this ‘mother of the believers’:
“During my time there, I came to know Maryam as this noble and joyful woman, especially her nurturing nature. At one point, I became severely ill from the endemic malarial fevers in Mauritania, and Maryam took motherly care of me. One day I remarked that I was used to eating vegetables and that their diet of milk and couscous, with some cooked dried meat, was hard on me. Maryam immediately began giving me dates everyday before the meal and also asked some of the Harateen to plant carrots for me. Soon, she began preparing small cooked carrots and serving them with my meals.”
Read more at: http://www.zaytuna.org/articleDetails.asp?articleID=124
It is surprisingly easy to open your own e-shop. So why not give it a try with 1&1 . I have been using it for a year now and have found it to be easy to use and very cost effective.
Particularly if you already own a shop and want to put your goods on the internet this is one of the easiest ways to do it as an alternative to ebay.
Try it Out!
Check out Imam Suhaib’s upmcoming FREE online course on Imam Al Muhasibi’s Rasala Al Mustarshidin strating this Saturday 04 April at 5pm EST (which is around 10pm GMT or may be 11pm due to British Summer Time)
Who: Imam Suhaib Webb
What: Explanation of Risalah al-Mustarshideen (Imam Zaid Shakir’s translation)
When: Every Saturday at 5pm EST / 4pm CST starting April 4th (1.5 hours/session)
Why: Take this opportunity to grasp an understanding of purification based on the broad universal principles of Islam, ingrained within its noble texts and practiced by the early Muslims. This is your chance to, not only learn this important text, but to be the pens that translate it into your societies.
More details at: http://www.suhaibwebb.com/blog/