22 March 2019
Cape Town, South Africa
March & Human Rights
With no pun intended how ironic is it that Human Rights Day falls in the month of March where as a homograph to march means so much more to a fight for liberation. It takes just one person selfless to the truth, seeking justice, equality & human dignity to make a difference but the support of the masses has power in numbers.
“Islam, the religion of Haqq, justice and freedom came into a place and time where oppression was the rule, slavery was a tool to humiliate the weak, killings a way to solve problems. A society fueled by feuds, raging by violence, and merely being born in the wrong family could mean eternal slavery, oppression, and stripping of any and all rights.
The Beloved Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, emerged as the voice denouncing those ways while striving to ensure justice and equality.
By endangering himself, he -sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, gave us one of the most precious monotheistic gifts, namely the collective duty of self criticism. Speak the truth though against yourself. Support the Haqq, denounce the Batel. Stand with the Haqq, abandon the Batel. Stand up to oppressors and tyrants, no matter of the price.
The Seerah of the Beloved Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of Haqq over Batel, of Justice over Tyranny, of Freedom over Slavery…
If the Beloved Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, has taught us anything, then among the many, he taught us an important lesson. One that the Qur’an amplified numerously: It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather a profoundly faithful few, who are keen to uphold the truth and sacrifice for it.”
(Shaykh Muhammad Al Ninowy~2016)
On this beautiful Jumuah reflect on the selfless bravery of our Beloved & ask yourself if you are a spectator to injustice or the custodian of a Legacy of Haqq.