These past few days the world has seen unprecedented actions of thuggery and looting perpetrated by a segment of the British society. From amongst the victims of these criminalities were three young Muslims who were mercilessly mowed down whilst protecting their community . Shaykh Zahir Mahmood gives us an insight of the true reality behind these violent riots from an Islamic perspective, and how Muslims should always enshroud themselves with higher values and morals even in the face of reckless barbarism.
On the authority of Abu Malik Al-Harith bin Asim Al-Ashari said that the messenger of Allah said:
“Purity is half of faith. alhamdu-lillah [Praise be to Allah] fills the scales, and subhana-Allah [How far is Allah from every imperfection] and alhamdu-lillah [Praise be to Allah] fill that which is between heaven and earth. Prayer is light; charity is a proof; patience is illumination; and the Quran is an argument for or against you. Everyone starts his day and is a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or bringing about its ruin. — related by Muslim