Friday, November 19, 2010
'Rabbi Sal'em' - Abdullah Hakim Quick
This is a excerpt from a lecture back in 1989 by shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick. He describes how he feels when he looks at the deception of this world, and what comes to his mind.
A man of great wisdom and intellect - this is what a scholar envisions when he sees corruption, he is reminded of Allah - this is one of THE BEST ways to handle fitna (i.e: tests in life)
If anyone of you are put into a scenario where everywhere you look around you is an opportunity to commit a sin ... remember to say 'Rabbi Sal'em' - and remember why you are using this specific phrase, what it 'really' refers to.
To remind myself first, and everybody how similar these words from the shaykh are, despite the lecture being more than 20 years old...to really look at this world from a different perspective.