- Muhammad Ali’s Advice To His Daughters
Channel :- Rosy Minin Memorial Channel°1
Published On :- 2016-June-8th
I am Ali
What we have to look forward to
Again, this is an area, I will rather not go.
Yet, it is one that stirs our conscience and thoughts.
And, that is reason enough to see what people are saying and why they are saying it.
We all have our own bias and depositions.
And, it is best to lay them bare ahead of time.
Most of my comments will be based on what I have heard from others prior to anything that I will cover in this post.
It is often useful to have some foundational predisposition as that lessens the opportunity to be swayed within each decision point.
Even better when commentators are not even speaking specifically on the new material.
Here are some of the videos that I will later comment on.
Those in leadership do not always get to take a day off.
Not only does what they think matter, but also how they got there.
I have grown from listening in person or via youtube to the people listed above.
And, that makes me forever grateful.
The further we grow, the more influencing capital we personally have and have access to.
After long and hard battles our role will be examined; especially if our role is seen to have moved the needle towards an unexpected end.
Unfortunately it is not just our choice that is examined, but the totality of our live.
Relationships often covers so much space.
And, some of those spaces overlap and are not necessarily disjointed.
And, so even within a body, for instance Faith community, uniformity does not necessarily translate to conformity.
People sometimes reach different conclusions and they should be free to do so.
This is more so where there are personal relationships with those that are being discussed.
Philip Schaff, the distinguished nineteenth-century church historian, calls the saying in our title “the watchword of Christian peacemakers” (History of the Christian Church, vol. 7, p. 650). Often attributed to great theologians such as Augustine, it comes from an otherwise undistinguished German Lutheran theologian of the early seventeenth century, Rupertus Meldenius. The phrase occurs in a tract on Christian unity written (circa 1627) during the Thirty Years War (1618–1648), a bloody time in European history in which religious tensions played a significant role.
In summary I find myself always returning to a couple of words :-
Love never fails … for we know in part and we prophesy in part.
50 years ago [ today ], the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Loving — Mildred and Richard Loving, who successfully sued the state of Virginia, forcing it to recognize their interracial marriage. That landmark case overturned laws against interracial marriages all across the country.
There are many pledges we make in our lives.
One of the wives featured in the HBO documentary, “We Talk to Interracial Couples 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia (HBO)”, said “Being married to John keeps me accountable. I cannot do they…They are. I wake up to this guy. My husband.”
Here is hoping you have set some traps in your life that forbade you from Saying They, and even more, Lividly Living against “They”.
It has been a tough couple of days for me.
On Tuesday I realized the parting of Brother Nabeel Qureshi and I have been down ever since.
Took a mental, psychological Day Off from work yesterday.
Was able to ride the Coastline and I am just so thankful.
As Ravi Zacharias said on one of his lectures, irrespective of the gifts and words of an Apologist what often wins out is Love.
Nabeels Life summarized by his true childhood friend. I Don’t promote the teachings of Nabeel whatsoever, however, this is childhood friend, and I feel sad, so I shared my heart.
Hear, O Israel : the Lord, our God is one Lord
Reunite me with my children and my family once again
For a guy in a strange place ( earth ) tends to get lonely
And, I have a lot of distress and anxiety over my little children
It feels almost like when I remember them, I melt and dissolve away
However, I have thrown away the reins and leashes controlling my affair
To the One who handle the affairs of our lives in strange and mysterious ways
He is one Compassionately forgiven, Always around me, and my source of Shelter and Refuge
With his will and support, to Him do I humbly supplicate, bessege, and turn in repentance
My God, you know how my situation is
So my master, is there relieve Close By
Oh Rewarder of the Day of Judgement, Relieve!
( Relieve) My Concerns that keep creeping into my heart.
And, tie my rope to the rope of your pleasure, and look to me, and turn to me, so that I can turn back to you
And, overlook ( shepard) my protection take control of my support
And, strengthen my vulnerabilities when I am exposed to problems
And, inspire me to praise you throughout my life
For indeed, with your remembrance, this worldly life becomes pleasant
And, say to the servant of the most merciful and whoever comes after him
For them, is a share from the valleys of our kindness
Therefore my thoughts regarding you are beautiful
My support and lifeline ( God )
And, the pastures of my sweet tasting hopes and wishes are fertile
And, send blessings upon the prophet and his people for as love as the Nightingale sings on the Arak Tree
Brother Nabeel, you encouraged and emboldened so many.
Great Lord of Hosts, you have given us and always give us your best. Ever so often you do ask for our best, as a qualifier of a great pledge on your part.
Though young, yet weaned, as Hannah did centuries before “we turn Nabeel over to you Lord”.
We are accepting that “No one knows the things of God, except God’s Spirit.”
Syria has been in the news a lot lately.
Wanted to see what youtube has on it.
You realize that the pastor is really in the Spirit and has a spirit of boldness about him, when he is preaching the word and you bring out your iPhone and start drifting in and out.
He was in Isaiah 46 and landed in Matthews.
I went along and landed in John and Hadith 34, as well.
Another one of my favourite hadiths because it teaches us to get up and do something:
On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say, “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” [Muslim]
This is an important hadith because it shows that Muslims should not be innocent bystanders – we are obliged to do something to stop wrongdoing. It also outlines to us the order in which we must do something.
If you see something wrong, the first point of call is to physically stop it (“…change it with his hand…”). For example, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The parable of myself and the people is that of a man who lit a fire. When it illuminated its surroundings, the moths and other creatures which are attracted to light began to fall into it. He began to pull them out of the fire, but they overwhelmed him and continued to fall into it. I am the one pulling you away from the fire, but you keep going headlong into it.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (6002)].
It is not enough for us to keep ourselves away from wrongdoing, we must help others as well, and stop them from falling into wrongdoing, and sins which could lead to the Hellfire. This part of the hadith also refers to stopping people from doing wrong to others or to yourself. Nowadays, there are many people who will not raise a finger to stop anti-social behaviour – this is not the characteristic of the righteous Muslim. If we have the ability to stop a crime or offence, then we must, no matter how small the action.
If you are not physically able to change things or stop wrongdoings, then you must speak out against it, or advise against it, or advise a better way, or even call for help (“…[let him change it] with his tongue…”). We shouldn’t remain silent when we have the ability to speak up. You can warn someone against doing wrong, advise them to change their ways. Communication is not a pointless action – it can lead to bigger things. Campaigning can help but people do need to be focused on campaigns that actual achieve something, rather than those that hit brick walls.
Finally, if you are powerless to act on any of the two methods above, then you must oppose it in your heart. As Muslims, we do not accept wrongdoings nor resign ourselves to living out lives where there is no opposition to wrongdoings. We do not lie and let the wrongdoers roll over us, step over us and spread their mischief to others. Wrong is wrong and the moment you let go of this in your heart, then you lose sight of what is good and what is wrong. You stop seeing wrong as wrong and good as good – the lines become blurred and what is wrong becomes allowable. If you hate the wrongdoing in your heart, then perhaps an opportunity will come in the future, where you can speak out or physically stop the wrong. As Allah Says in the Qur’an:
“Verily, with hardship there is relief” (Qur’an 94:6)