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“People are like mines….”

Sahih Bukhari, “Book of Virtues” Chapter 65.3304. It is related from Abu Hurayra that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “You will find people to be like mines. The best of them in the Jahiliyya are the best of them in Islam when they have understanding. You will find the best of people in this business (of command) to be those who dislike it the most, and you will find the worst of people are the two-faced who come to these people with one face and those people with another face.”

[Mines contain different minerals, some precious and some base.]

What is Islam religion?

One of the major benefits of converting to Islam is that it lifts the fog of ignorance. Suddenly, life and all its ups and downs becomes a little bit clearer, it all makes a little bit more sense. The answers to the big questions that have been plaguing humankind for millennial are all laid bare.

At any time during our lives, when we stand on the precipice, or at the fork in the road we ask ourselves: “Is this it, is this really all there is?” Well the answer is no, this is not all there is. Islam answers the questions and asks us to look beyond materialism and see that this life is little more than a transient stop on the way to life everlasting. Islam gives a clear aim and purpose to life. As Muslims, we are able to find answers in the words of God, the Quran, and in the example of His final messenger, Prophet Muhammad (SAWS).

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