Sunday, November 11, 2012

The main problem of the Ummah! by Saeed Ramadhan

Dr. Saeed Ramadhan on the main problem of the Ummah!
Tariq Ramadhan quotes his father Dr. Saeed Ramadhan, (who was the special student and son-in-law of Hassan Al Banna shaheed, the founder of Ikhwan Al Muslimoon.) on the importance of spirituality...
 "A few months before returning to God, he said to me, with the depth of his sadness and a tearful glance: "Our problem is one of spirituality. If a man comes to speak to me about the reforms to be undertaken in the Muslim world, about political strategies and of great geo-strategic plans, my first question to him would be whether he performed the dawn prayer (al-fajr) in its proper time." He observed the agitation of each and everyone, including my own. He reminded me so much not to forget the essential, to be with God in order to know how to be with men. An entire life in struggle, the hair turned grey by time, and a reminder: "Power is not our objective: what have we to do with it? Our goal is love of the Creator, the fraternity and justice of Islam. This is our message to dictators." Late at night, in that famous room, he spoke and entreated. The link with God is the way, and spirituality is the light of the path. "

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