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Fear Allah

Dear brothers and sisters from my beloved country Libya:

I begin by the Islamic Greeting, Fa-Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

I was not, until a few weeks ago, a regular visitor to this forum. Some friends recommended that I do, and I have, unfortunately!

Although a good number of the letters address important issues to us all, several do not. In fact, many letters especially those personal exchanges are pure waste of time and add absolutely nothing to our knowledge or understanding of the issues before us. I concur with the main message of " Leeby4ever" and request that personal exchanges be kept exactly that, personal.

We should all fear Allah, Subhanah wa Taala, and forbid ourselves from indulging in harmful talk or defaming others. This is certainly what Islam demands of us and this is the guidance of the prophet, peace be upon him, that we should all adhere to. My intention here is not to lecture you, but only to remind all of us since reminding benefits believers.

I also wish to suggest to the brother in charge of posting these letters to exclude those letters that are full of personal attacks to spare our time and, at the same time, to raise the standard of this site. I do think that not posting this type of letters has nothing to do with "the freedom of public speech" since , as I said earlier, these letters are purely personal and the public benefits nothing from them. Indeed, these letters provide disservice to the public.

" By the Time, Verily man is in loss, Except those who have faith, And do righteous deeds, And recommend one another to the truth, And recommend one another to patience." , a rough translation of Surat Al-Asr.

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (Radhi Allaho Anho) related that the beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sall-Allaho Alaihe Wasallam) said, what can be roughly translated as: "If any Muslim has oppressed his brother concerning his honor or anything else, let him obtain his pardon today (in this world) before the time comes when he will have neither Dinars nor Dirhams (i.e. he will be penniless). If the agressor may have some good deeds (in his account) the same would be deducted in equal proportion to his wrongs, if the aggressor will have no good deeds in his account, the wrongs of the aggreived would be added to the account of the aggressor in equal proportion.", narrated by Bukhari.

May Allah, Jalla wa Taala, forgive our sins and make us better muslims. Amen.

Ibn al-Islam

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