Alhamdulillah. Students recently took their end of unit tests.
Afterwards amongst ourselves, we talked about simple and regular acts, and discussed performing well and having consistency in order for us – as individuals – to obtain more benefits, and greater rewards. Imam Al-Ghazali gives the example of a rock and intermittent water striking the surface of a rock. The Imam then delves into how - eventually - the impact makes an orifice into the rock by constants drops of water striking the surface of the rock. Such is the impact of a drop of water constantly descending unto a rock. However, if we were to take the total amount of water those droplets accumulate to, and project said water onto the rock all at once, the water would simply flow off, and leave no detectable mark behind.
The aim of our courses is to – metaphorically - be those droplets of water. To slowly, but surely chip away at ourselves in an attempt to aspire for greatness. Progression is something that can be seen and felt over a course of time. Quick fixes do not equate to meaningful and purposeful changes, on the contrary, they give the false illusion of betterment and progress; a temporal state vanishing as swiftly as it appeared.
Shaykh Waseem Ahmed | Weekly Thoughts
Shaykh Waseem Ahmed
Shaykh Waseem started his search for knowledge by studying Arabic in the UK for a few years before leaving for Damascus in Ramadan 1426 (Oct 2005) to study further Arabic at the Abu Nur institute... Read More