"The Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “A servant [of God] will not attain true faith until he loves goodness for people as he loves it for himself”.
-Hadith. Source: Sahih Ibn Hibban 238, Grade: Sahih
Painting by Mohamed Elsayed
Prof. Mohamad Abdalla:
“Hadith is the second most important source of Islam after the Holy Qur’an. Hadith are a collection of authentic narrations about Prophet Muhammad’s statements, actions and tacit approvals. Given that true faith is the ultimate goal of every believer, the hadith stresses that this is not attainable without loving good for others as one loves it for himself. This principal reinforces Islam’s stance that without fulfilling the rights of people (and other creatures such as animals) faith is deficient. In fact, while few teachings of Islam relate to the rights of God, the bulk relate to the rights of His creation.”
Did you know ?
Contrary to misundestandings, the Islamic faith protects womens rights. Women had the right to vote over 1400 years ago, the right to own property, the right to run a business, a right to their own income.
Muslim women even keep their name and are not “given away” at marriage.
Artist Statement - Mohamed Elsayed
Feeding the Homeless
Sharing Friendship and Understanding