Ninth Month Oculus Diary – Day Four

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“There are only two complete parts of faith. One is to love God and the other is to love mankind to such a degree that you consider the sufferings, trials and tribulations of others as your own and that you pray for them.”
-Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as).
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How blessed are we to be adherents of the true faith – Islam. We act and do things in a manner that is natural. Imagine the uniformity of the Ummah most times, for instance, when all know it is time for Ramadan, we stayed up to look for the crescent and upon seeing it, we sent out the information to relatives far and near and share the news within the neighbourhood. Is that not love and uniqueness? That has been the teaching of Islam – being a religion of peace.

However, are you for or against peaceful coexistence, social orderliness, interrelation and interaction? Are you in support of the concepts ‘ethnicity’ , ‘religiosity’, ‘tribalism’ to be tolerated? Note that Islam preaches against all sorts of enmities. Islam indeed teaches and encourages us to love all and hate none.

According to the Promised Messiah (as), We are made to understand that there are only two complete parts of faith; to love God and to love mankind. A true Muslim considers the sufferings, trials and tribulations of others as his and finds possible means to help and then by praying for them as part of his worship, that he mustn’t fail.

Devoting one’s life for the sake of Allah is to serve God’s creation, and through selflessness we show love to them. This month of Ramadan will help you factor this and it will be very early and better for you if you will start to exercise this love. May Allah make it a blessed exercise for all – aamin.

Written by: Haneef Oladejo

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