At this Friday’s congregational prayer the Imam said a very interesting thing-he said while we ask Allah to protect us, we have to protect Allah as well. How you ask? Well, he said we can do this by doing what is prescribed for us in the way we lead our lives, our code of conduct, by telling the truth, by being fair and just, by conducting ourselves with dignity and self-respect, by avoiding what is forbidden or ‘haraam’. He said this is what Allah stands for, and what he means to us. If we can do this, we are actually protecting what is His name or image to us, and, in the process, we are protecting Him.
It was a very interesting, unusual take on how Islam is preached and I thought I’d share.