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#1. Muslims are peace-loving people generally. Among the young, yes, there are some militant attitudes. But a lot of it arises out of chivalry. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#2. Every civilization:
Hindu, Buddhist, Confucianist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim, all of them understood that LEARNING was to make a BETTER HUMAN BEING, LEARNING was NOT to MAKE MORE MONEY;
It was to make a BETTER HUMAN BEING. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#3. Allah knows exactly what to give you to help you return to Him. The events in your life are purposeful, appropriate & non-random. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#4. Perhaps, a sin that humbles you is better than a good deed that makes you arrogant. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#5. The Prophet also said that the affair of believers is all good. Even if something unpleasant occurs, there is good in it. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#6. Freedom has real meaning when, for example, a situation of temptation arises and one remains God-fearing, steadfast, and in control of one's actions. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#7. After that one fitnah, every time it calms down in one place, it starts somewhere else. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#8. When people are completely immersed in the material world, believing that this world is all that matters and all that exists and that they are not accountable for their actions, they affect a spiritual death of their hearts. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#9. People of the world will reject your reminders, because it reminds them that this world is temporary. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#10. If Islam is not making you happy, then something is wrong with your Islam - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#11. When one is content, little will suffice. But without contentment, nothing suffices. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#12. A hadith states, "Anxiety is half of aging." Another hadith states, "Righteousness will lengthen your life. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#13. In our inherent contradictions as humans, and in order to validate our own pain, we deny the pain of others. But it is in acknowledging the pain of others that we achieve fully our humanity - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#14. You will find yourself in the Quran, I guarantee you. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#15. Desire is an attempt to fill the void - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#16. A democracy is predicated on an educated citizenry. You cannot have a democracy with people that are more interested in what Nicole Kidman is doing or whoever the latest fashion model is. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#17. Food is not to enjoy. That's not the reason why you're eating it. That's why the Glutton eats. But someone who's serious about maintaining their health - they eat for health. We're literally digging our graves with our teeth. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#18. And that is the secret of this world. If you remove love of dunya from your heart, the dunya is yours for the taking. You can have the dunya because it's in your hand and not in your heart - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#19. None of you has achieved faith until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#20. If you had one word to describe the root of all this rage, it's humiliation. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#21. Intelligent people surround themselves with people who
challenge them, not yes people. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#22. Desire is an attempt to feel the void. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#23. I've had thousands of problems in my life. Most of which never actually happened. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#24. The weak are dominated by their ego, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#25. You cannot honour the prophet by dishonouring his teaching. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#26. Everyone's a believer when things are going fine. The real faith is when one becomes patient with tribulations. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#27. Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, a thirteenth century scholar, said that it is possible for anyone to have sincerity in what one does and in what one believes, irrespective of creed. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#28. Religion is here to unite us. It's not here to divide us. If it's dividing us, it's not God's religion, it's something else. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#29. America has an immense amount of power, but it doesn't use it in any benevolent way. It uses it to maintain a status quo. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#30. Everything that we do has a spiritual essence. There is a spiritual dimension in everything. All of life has meaning and everything that you do in life is in preparation for your great meeting. This great meeting is your meeting with your Lord, which is absolutely inevitable. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#31. Whoever has not thanked people, has not thanked God, said the Prophet Muhammad - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#32. There are 20,000 Muslim physicians in the United States, Americans putting their lives in the hands of Muslims every day. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#33. The Prophet supplicated that God, the Exalted, show him things in their reality, distinguished and clear: Show me the truth as truth and give me the ability to follow it; and show me falsehood as falsehood and give me the ability to avoid it. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#34. Isn't it interesting, that a black man, who is a Muslim, and has the name 'Muhammad', is the most beloved athlete in the world? - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#35. When paying charity, one should smile and be humble, allowing the hand of the indigent to be above the giver's hand. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#36. If you don't wake up for Fajr, then don't wake up at all - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#37. People may claim to be "free," yet they cannot control themselves from gluttony in the presence of food or from illicit sexual relations when the opportunity presents itself. Such a notion of freedom is devoid of substance. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#38. God shall not forgive that person until he forgives his brother, for rancor is a serious affliction that festers in one's heart and blocks good things from coming to one. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#39. We are in a waking dream ... We see worlds where others scheme ... - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#40. The fear tactic is a tactic that's used by people who want to maintain control, and it's very effective. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#41. Hypocrisy is wretched because the hypocrite says with his tongue what is not in his heart. He wrongs his tongue and oppresses his heart. But if the heart is sound, the condition of the tongue follows suit. We are commanded to be upright in speech, which is a gauge of the heart's state. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#42. Knowledge is taken from breath, not lives in a book - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#43. Reality of things is hidden in the realm of the unseen - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#44. One aspect of traditional medicine related to a spiritual cosmology - whether this tradition was Greek, Chinese, or Arab - is the belief that too much food harms the spiritual heart and, in fact, could kill it. It was commonly believed that people who eat in abundance become hardhearted. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#45. Everybody wants to change the world yet no one wants to change themselves. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#46. Whatever is for the sake of Allah will go on and continue. Whatever is for other than Allah, it will end and be severed - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#47. Where is your heart? Is your heart with God? Is it with your own ego or your lust? Is it with your greed, your pride, envy, or your resentment? This is a time where you can go into yourself and ask: Where is my heart? Ramadan is a time to give the heart back to the One who possesses the hearts. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#48. If you are looking for happiness in this world (dunya), you're in the wrong place. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#49. Force yourself to be humble, until it becomes second nature. Then it will be an unconscious activity. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#50. There are irrational fears. If you see a woman wearing a hijab and fear is your first thought, something's really wrong. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#51. My experience on this planet is that if you treat people with respect, they tend to treat you with respect. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#52. If we want to change our world, we do not begin by rectifying the outward. Instead, we must change the condition of our inward. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#53. Why do we need to justify God's existence? He exists. We need to justify our own existence. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#54. People can't think when their minds are clouded with fear. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#55. I'm amazed at the courage of the journalists on the frontlines in Iraq, but we need intellectual courage in our community. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#56. If one is to have fear, it should be of God, who has revealed, "And whoever fears God, He will make for him a way out. And He will provide for him in a way he never expected. And whoever trusts in God, He is sufficient for him" (QUR'AN , 65:2 - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#57. Without discipline, Religion would be impossible - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#58. People have to be exposed to Muslims, just experience Muslims; talk to them. Reach out, read about Islam, try to find out about it. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#59. The Prophet said, Contentment is a treasure that is never exhausted. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#60. Thinking about the weaknesses or faults of others is forbidden, whether they are present or not. The Prophet said, There is a tree in Paradise reserved for one whose own faults preoccupied him from considering the faults of others. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#61. Practice makes permanent, not perfect. If you practice the wrong thing, you make the wrong act permanent. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#62. When the Prophet says "brother," we should interpret this as universal brotherhood, which includes Muslims and non-Muslims. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#63. Anything that we see in creation is due to reflected light. And all light comes from God. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#64. The heart also needs to breathe, and the breath of the heart is none other than the remembrance of God. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#65. Fear of poverty. Scholars have said that nurturing this fear is tantamount to harboring a negative opinion about God, the Exalted, who has revealed, "Satan threatens you with poverty, and he commands you to immorality. But God promises you His forgiveness and bounty" (QUR'AN , 2:268). - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#66. We live in a fast-food culture, in which we are led to believe that we need to have everything now; it is a culture that causes people to lose a sense of a future worth waiting for. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#67. Meanwhile, life passes on and time runs out. The culture of wanting more simply for the sake of more can occupy a person for an entire lifetime. But in the end, life is over. It terminates for the beggar and the affluent just the same, whether one is old or young, rich or poor, happy or sad. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#68. This implies that purification is a lifelong process, not something that is applied once and then forgotten. Purity of heart never survives a passive relationship. One must always guard his or her heart. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#69. In the Communist period, the revolutionaries, the leaders were almost always - Che Guevara, people like that - they were always from the middle class and the educated. And empathy is a very powerful emotion. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#70. For young people, if someone tells you: you are the future - say No! I'm the present. You have things to do right now. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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#71. The Imam posits that the treatment of wantonness is to intentionally experience hunger and to reflect seriously on death and the Hereafter. - Author: Hamza Yusuf
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