Reminders of tolerance, generosity and self-confident humility were given to over 500 young muslim students of knowledge at Al Kauthar institute this weekend in London. Ustadh Yahya Ibrahim, a Canadian Egyptian teacher lectured on the subject of the 'World of the Unseen' at a 2 day conference, captivating an audience with the secrets of what happens after we die and divine justice according to authentic Islamic texts.
Muslims were reminded of the importance of non-judgement of other people of the same and different faiths and the fallacy of assuming all who are non muslim would not enter heaven. The decision belongs with Allah (god) and not with humans to judge, students were told.
Young men were reminded of the great importance of interacting with their wives and families with kindness - indeed how other people we have wronged, including family, will stand between a person and entering heaven and that it is only once any injustices have been put right that a believer can enter.
Arrogance about one's piety, money or skills was also criticised with reference to a story from the Qur'an of a man who believed these were all his work, forgetting Allah. When his garden was taken away from him, he knew who he should really have been grateful to. Indeed students were reminded that gratitude is to give thanks to God by using one's skills, be it money, intelligence or strength for good deeds that benefit others and please our creator.
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