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An Obstacle

An Obstacle

An Obstacle

Have you ever stumbled upon rock as large as a house or a car? I bet you haven’t. And you may be laughing as well to hear this question, because if the rock is as large as a house, it is called bumping, and not stumbling,

True that we’re only stumbled upon small rock. Rock that escapes our sight, that usually stomped beneath our feet. But the impact it has might be fatal, as its that small rock that make us tripped and fall, whereas large rocks are nothing to be cautious with, since it is large enough thus everyone can see it.

This is just an illustration to be compared with the month of Ramadan and other months,

Ramadan is a large rock. Everyone knows about its greatness and virtues, and everyone gathers in flocks to welcome it. Big and small mosques are full during the tarawih prayer; the calling for sahoor are heard everywhere; lessons and Qur’an recitation are heard loudly, breaking the silence of the night. All of the preachers and religious teachers are whipping up the spirit of worship in month Ramadan. They inform people about rewards and virtues of worship in this holy month, such as sins being forgiven, reward get multiplied, prayers are granted, a night that is better than 1000 months, and so on.
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Lessons From the Battle of Badr

Lessons From the Battle of Badr

One of the historical battles during the lifetime of Allah’s messenger was the battle of Badr. It happened on the month of Ramadan, two years after Allah’s messenger’s emigration to Medina. The first battle that was completely won by the muslims was the first blow to the disbeliever of Quraish. They didn’t expect the muslims, who were oppressed in Mecca, now turned the tide and showed off their power.

The battle of Badr had long finished. We could only read about it in the books about history of Islam. We do not engage in it physically, nor that we trudged together along with the Messenger’s troops at that time, since we are separated by centuries. However, there are many lessons and morals that we could draw from the history of the Messenger’s and his companions’ struggle. And that is why histories are told to the next generation, so that they could take worthy lessons from the history of their own religion. Hence, history is not just a tale to be conveyed as bed time story.
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