Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: Allah ‘s Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) said:
‘It is better for anyone of you to carry a bundle of wood on his back and sell it than to beg of someone who may give or refuse to give”
As compared to beggary, this hadith puts emphasis on hard work. However, people may look down upon manual labour or hard work , yet it is certainly far better than seeking servility, because doing a job like this will certainly save a man’s self-respect, whereas begging puts him in an awkward position. To put it in this way, Islam stands for a man’s deliverance from indignity and teaches him to keep his sense of dignity.
Three signs of hypocrite (munafiq)
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated; Allah’s Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) said;
“There are three signs of hypocrite; Whenever he talks, he tells a lie; whenever he is entrusted, he proves to be dishonest; and whenever he promises, he breaks his promise” [Al-Bukhari]
INSECT OR COFFEE?
What happens if an insect fall in your cup of coffee? What would you do?
Here are several scenarios analysis:
1. The Englishman said:
”Throws the cup away and walk out of the cafe”
2. The American said:
”Takes the insect out and drink the coffee”
3. The Chinese said:
”Eats the insect and throws the coffee away”
4. The besieged palestinian said:
”Drink the coffee and the insect”
5. The israeli said:
”Sells the coffee to the american and the insect to the chinese”
Screams that his security is in peril
Accuses the Palestinians of throwing the insect in his coffee. Aileges that Hizbullah, the Syrians and the Iranians advocate attacks with weapons of mass insects.
Related this vicious attack to Palestinian Terrorism attacks on Human Rights, Anti-Semitisrn, the Holocaust the Exodus, discrimation against Noah’s Ark.
Commands Arafat to immediately stop insects from flying in the air or landing in coffee cups. Re-occupies the West Bank and Gaza, razes house, cuts off water and electricity, humiliates and terrorizes civilians, kills or maims anyone in his way.
lmposes more military aid on the Americans. Demands a 100-year, biliion-dollar, loan from America to buy another cup of coffee. Claim life-time free coffee from the café as compensation.