Religious Dispatches – Thoughts on Post-Thanksgiving

Some post-2012 Thanksgiving thoughts I thought I’d share from a Philadelphia parking lot.

On the Authority of Abu Hurayrah as collected by Imam Muslim:

“When you hear a man say, ‘The people are ruined,’ he himself is the most ruined of them all.”

إذا سمعت الرجل يقول هلك الناس فهو أهلكهم

On the authority of Salih bin Bashir bin Fudayk as collected by al-Dhahabi:

“Fudayk came to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and said ‘O’ Messenger of God, they are claiming that the one who does not make hijrah is destroyed’. He صلى الله عليه وسلم replied, ‘O Fudayk!, establish prayer, pay the Zakah, renounce evil and live in the land of your people wherever you like.”

جاء فديك فقال يا رسول الله إنهم يزعمون أن من لم يهاجر هلك. قال يا فديك, أقم الصلاة وآت الزكاة واهجر السوء