Not long from now, many people will forget about that huge exam we studied for, that project deadline we worked intensely for, that elections we passionately voted for.
Tonight is the 17th of Ramadhan. It’s a sweet memory and a great blessing that we still remember the great Battle of Badr, over 1,400 years ago.
In true context, if what we do is not done for a Higher purpose, it is worth dust. It’s not exclusively about the battle but really about intense intent for His purpose. And you’ll be on of them if you be like them.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Make dust lasting gold.
‘On a day similar to this all those years ago, your Prophet left his family and home and went out to Badr with around 313 of his Companions. Why did he go out? To give victory to the religion of Allah and to convey the message of his Lord.
The Muslims only had eight swords, two horses and seventy camels, each of which three people shared. The Quraysh, on the other hand, had hundreds of swords and spears, two hundred horses and they would slaughter nine or ten camels a day for food not to mention the camels that were being used to carry the army.
[Fasting in Ramadhan..]gain victory over your lower selves, over your desires and caprice, over this deceptive worldly life.’
*Thanks to Amjad Tarsin for the photo idea.