Friday, January 26, 2007

Empty Vessels Make the Most Noise …

The Day of Ashura is drawing near. Some people will come decked out in black clothes and hurt themselves in an act of sadomasochism that has no link whatsoever with the patience and sacrifice of Hussain (alaihes salam) at the Battle of Karbala. Empty vessels, it is said, make the most noise. If we want to love Hussain, let us do what he did and stand up against the Yazids of our times. Let us be those who fought under Hussain and not those who betrayed him at the last moment. For a change, how about starting off with fighting the rebellious nafs that we have developed within our own selves?

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