I have been thinking a lot about this lately so I decided to pen my thoughts. Everywhere one looks (on forums especially) its "them" and "us" and here by "them" I do not mean the enemy. I'm talking about "them" and "us" within ourselves, within the Muslim Ummah.
If a person is a Madhabi, the Ghayr-Madhabis are "them" and if a person is a Deobandi, the Barelwis are "them" yet all of us are "us". Ok so
“I love you, mom,” whispered Yusuf as he wrapped the soft pashmina shawl around his mother’s shoulders. The vibrant peach contrasted with the dark rings that had grown under her eyes lately, but their brightness had not faded.
Her eyes lit up as she stroked the delicate embroidery on the edge of the shawl, “And this…Yusuf?”
Yusuf looked at her with the excitement of a young boy unpacking his first bicycle, “Wait ma…there’s more,” he cried, as he removed a burgundy
هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ لَّكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لِبَاسٌ لَّهُنَّ
"They are a garment unto you and you are a garment unto them"
(Part of verse 187 Suratul Baqarah)
This verse seems light as one skims through it but there is a lot of depth in it. Mufti Ismail Menk Sahib explains how beautiful the example of clothing is in this verse!
Clothing Beautifies a Person
This is the first quality of the spouse. We wear clothing which beautify us. We
Updated 01-05-2013 at 11:51 AM by ummitaalib
If by committing a sin there were no bad consequences for a person except that his Lord becomes naraaz (displeased) with him, is that not punishment enough?
Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanwi (raheemahullaah)
A company of vagabonds met a dervish, spoke insulting words to him, struck him and otherwise molested him; whereon he complained to his superior and explained the case. The pir replied: 'My son, the patched frock of dervishes is the garment of resignation and who, wearing it, cannot bear injuries is a pretender not entitled to the frock.'
A large river will not become turbid from stones.
The Arif who feels aggrieved is shallow water yet.