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Newsletter for December 2007
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" The mind is its own
place, and in itself, Can make a Heav'n of
Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."
The Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) was
compelled to quit Makkah and he stayed at Madinah –
the city that took its place in history with
Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal was imprisoned, severely
tortured and flogged, yet he emerged triumphant,
becoming the Imam of the Sunnah.
Imam ibn Taymiyah was put into prison; he came out
an even more accomplished scholar. Imam As-Sarakhsi
was kept as prisoner at the bottom of a deserted
well and he managed therein to produce twenty
volumes on Islamic jurisprudence. Ibn Atheer became
crippled, and thereafter, he wrote Jamee` al-Usool
wa an-Nihayah, one of the most famous books on the
Science of Hadith. Milton wrote his two-parts epic
poem, "Paradise Lost" and "Paradise Regained", when
he had completely lost his eye sight. He writes:
" The mind is its
own place, and in itself,
Imam ibn al-Jawzi was banished from
Therefore, if you are afflicted with a misfortune,
look on the bright side. If someone were to hand you
a glass full of squeezed lemons, add to it a handful
of sugar. And if someone gives you a snake as a
gift, keep its precious skin and leave the rest.
"And it may be that you dislike a thing that is good
for you..." (Qur'an 2.-216)
Before its violent revolution,
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