From "Al Jawwab al Kaafi, by Imam Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah (rahmatullahi 'alaihi)
*ONE* The Prevention of Knowledge: Knowledge is a light which Allah throws into the heart and disobedience extinguishes this light.
Imam Shaafi'ee said:
*TWO* The Prevention of Sustenance: Just as Taqwaa brings about sustenance, the abandonment of Taqwaa causes poverty. There is nothing which can bring about sustenance like the abandonment of disobedience
*THREE* The prevention of obedience (to Allah). If there was no other punishment for sin other than that it prevents one from obedience to Allah then this would be sufficient.
*FOUR* Disobedience weakens the heart and the body. Its weakening the heart is something which is clear. Disobedience does not stop weakening it until the life of the heart ceases completely.
Assalamo Alikom wa Rahmato Allah wa Barakatoh,
Allah swt said :
"Who is he that will lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? And it is Allâh that decreases or increases (your provisions), and unto Him you shall return."
We are still collecting and accepting pledges for the construction of the back parking lot. Please donate generously. The project includes raising the parking lot in the back to avoid flooding cars, pave the parking to cut down on dust and dirt and increase the number of spots as well green areas for beautification. The plans and drawings will be available on the Masjid's website soon.
If we do not raise the required amount by the end of Ramadan i, you may request your donation back. Otherwise the collected funds will go towards green areas and beautification of the Masjid ground.
We would like to also remind you that ALL proceedings from the Gift Card program will go towards this project, so in addition to your donations, please buy gift cards, we have plenty in stock.
Jazakom Allah Khairan,
The Islamic Center of Columbia, SC, known as Masjid al-Muslimiin, is located at 1929 Gervais street in downtown Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina.
It has been in operation since 1981 and presently serves the needs of approximately five hundred Muslims. Being in close proximity to the University of South Carolina, it also serves as a source of Islamic activity and guidance to the Muslim students, both indigenous Americans as well as students from abroad , while they pursue their undergraduate or graduate studies.
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