By: Asmaa Hussein
“When the light of faith tries to enter sometimes it hurts – like the first moment you emerge from a dark room into the sunlight. You squint your eyes and shade your face from the sun’s intensity. But after a moment or two, you can see that whatever the light has touched has been brightened and beautified so much more than before.
Donna Lewis – now using Ayesha lea was brought up Jehovah Witness, but left that at 13 due to too many unanswered questions, and so often being told “don’t ask questions” She was an atheist for many years, and then became a Witch, worshiping Pagan gods and rituals for about 15 years. She also dabbled in Satanism, Hinduism and Buddhism, clearly trying to find what was right, but nothing ever fit. She reverted in January 2013, as she found all answers to her questions.
Imam Zaid Shakir spot on about those who turn a blind eye to oppression due to their hatred of certain groups
By: Imam Zaid Shakir
“Do not allow your hatred for a people move you to be unjust…” Qur’an 5:8
One of the sad realities of our age is the way some Muslims are allowing their hatred of the Muslim Brotherhood to justify atrocities to be committed against innocent people. We saw this during the massacres in the aftermath of the disposal of Muhammad Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, when innocent people were shot in the streets like rabid dogs. Many of those killed at that time were not members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Some were defenders of the democratic process, some desired to be witnesses to the history of that moment, some were women and children who were there in support of their menfolk. In the eyes of some they were all guilty, deserving of death.
“How many times have people turned blessings into curses.” This wise statement hits home, addressing one of our greatest challenges. The challenge of success. Join Imam Suhaib as he addresses this challenge in this short clip by reflecting on a lesson he learned from one of his teachers. The Prophet’s companions would gather together saying, “Let’s sit a moment for faith.” In that light, Ella Collins Institute presents Two Minutes for Faith with Imam Suhaib Webb. Ella Collins Institute is a grass roots education institution that focuses on adult education and Imam training. Look for ECI’s up and coming events and the opening of our institute for training Imams and female pastors in the fall of 2015. Support us at ellacollinsinstitute.org. Be sure to follow Imam Suhaib Webb on FaceBook and Twitter. Show us the love and help us build a grassroots for the community by the community. Peace!