Category: Lectures

Sabr is not Suffering in Silence #3

Transcript PART 3 View Transcript Part 1 | Part 2  [View Notes at the bottom by] Tawakkal (Reliance on God) A lot of time what keeps a woman or a man in an abusive relationship is that they are afraid or they don’t know how they are going to provide for themselves. They are afraid of the provision of being cut off, or afraid of something happening to them or to their children. Basically, it’s a fear of the unknown. It’s a fear of how I’m going to get out. It is this feeling of being trapped, of...

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Sabr is not Suffering in Silence #2

Sabr is not Suffering in Silence – Part 2 See also Transcript Part 1 |  Part 3 [View the sketchy notes at the bottom, by] A part of taking care of our body that belongs to Allah is not letting anyone harm it, not letting anyone oppress it, not letting anyone take over it. So we have to be careful to see it (our body) in this context. It is an amanah (a trust) Allah has given you; your dignity, your body, your health. All of these things were given to you by Allah for one single purpose,...

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Sabr is not Suffering in Silence #1

Sabr is not Suffering in Silence Part 1 See also Transcript Part 2 | Part 3 I want to begin by speaking about a concept that is oftentimes misunderstood; Sabr (patience). In the context of abuse or oppression it is extremely important to understand the meaning of the word ‘Sabr’, when it applies and when it does not apply. On Patience & Perseverance – Patience, Perseverance and Fortitude – Tariq Ramadan: How to Empower Yourself – Muslims’ Duty Toward the Oppressed – Al-Qaradawi: Jihad against Local Injustice and Corruption – Islamic Balance between This Life & the Hereafter Sabr...

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