Monday, April 8, 2013
There was a period of less talk and more action. It had been the era of Companions of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Whenever the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saw a group of people wasting their time in idle talk, he would steer his Companions away from such gatherings. People who waste away their precious time in small talk at the end would not achieve anything and they would end up with misery, despair and regret.
The era next to the Sahaaba’s came an epoch in which people talked amply and accomplished plenty. Talking was necessary to proclaim the virtues of Islam and that was the time when Islam started to spread across the world.
The next era was an era of sorrow and grief, especially for Muslims. It was full of talk in the depiction of contradicting opinions, arguments, counter arguments, squabbles and the likes. Most of those babbling did not gain anything other than triggering more babble and disunity. The progress of knowledge among Muslims came to a grinding halt as everyone was pointlessly arguing with everyone else. Islamic empires that were sturdily built upon truthful actions in the previous eras started to crumble under the feet of these futile talks and contradictions that had started to creep into the Muslim community.
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