Tariq Ramadan

Assalamualaikum w.b.t. 

  • When the root of a tree is superb, inshaAllah the leaves und flowers are magnificent. Aber when one or two wilt, it might not be the root's fault. Should we blame the Sun? No. 
The two tickets aber free seating. 
  • Tariq Ramadan is the grandson of the late Hassan Al-Banna, the founder of Ikhwanul Muslimin (Muslims Brotherhood) in Egypt. Yes the current ruling 'party' in Egypt with Morsi as the president. Hassan Al-Banna was shot und later died of his wounds. 
On February 12, 1949 in Cairo, Al-Banna was at the Jamiyyah al-Shubban al-Muslimeen headquarters with his brother in-law Abdul Karim Mansur to negotiate with Minister Zaki Ali Basha who represented the government side. Minister Zaki Ali Basha never arrived. By 5 p.m., Al-Banna and his brother-in-law decided to leave. As they stood waiting for a taxi, they were shot by two men. He eventually died from his wounds.
  • His mother, Wafa Al-Banna is the eldest daughter of Hassan Al-Banna and is married to Said Ramadan.  His father was a prominent figure in Ikhwanul Muslimin and was exiled by Gamal Abdul Nasser from Egypt to Switzerland. 

Hassan Al-Banna.
So now you know where did I get Amir Albanna from.

  • The reason why I started of with mentioning about his roots is because I would like to share with you one example of great leaves und flowers produced. When we sacrifice for Islam und have faith in Allah s.w.t., we will be given sweet fruits und beautiful flowers as rewards. 
  • It took approximately 84 years for Ikhwanul Muslimin to finally get the chance to rule Egypt. Even though Hassan Al-Banna is no longer here in this world to witness the victory of Ikhwanul Muslimin getting hold of Egypt, his tremendous efforts have contributed a lot in so many ways. 
  • When Syahmi und I visited Egypt in July 2010, we were NOT ALLOWED to even mention the initial I.M. (Ikhwanul Muslimin) in public. Van drivers, cashiers, passersby etc. have the authority to make a report if they heard anyone talking about Ikhwanul Muslimin. There was once a young Malaysian student got caught for mentioning the word I.M. und was sent to the underground jail in Cairo. (sahih tak sahih wallahua'lam. An Al-Azhar student @ our tour guide shared this with us.)
  • Aber now, thing has changed. InshaAllah Morsi would be more than happy to hear we make comments about I.M. =)
Tariq Ramadan did not allow the audience to applaud whenever
the audience feel that he had said something meaningful. Instead,
"Don't clap. Get up and do something instead. It is easy for you to clap and ten seconds later, you'll forget the message. I want you to spend that ten seconds thinking about what we should do next."
  • Tariq Ramadan shared with us on how we should contribute to the world, in the footsteps of Rasulullah s.a.w. One of the points he shared was, to care, show love und let our children involve in what we are doing. He said that not many of us understand the Rahmat. How can we change the world if we don't even care to express love towards our own children. Tariq Ramadan even gave an example of a man (I can't remember who) who literally embraced his child in his arm while making speech to a huge crowd. 
  • Tariq Also mentioned about how we should change the way we see things. How we should avoid from only concentrating on Haram und Halal. Why do we bother to make fast food chains Halal when the fact is that, these fast foods are proven unhealthy? Be it, halal meat or non-halal meat. 
  • He even urge men to see und treat women as according to how Rasulullah s.a.w. treated his wives und other ladies. At the end of the day, a wife is the first person that a husband will turn to if he is in the need of help. I still remember the story of Khadijah received Salams from Allah s.w.t. und Jibril.
Whenever Rasulullah s.a.w. had to be in Gua Hira', Khadijah would then climb later to send food to her beloved husband. One day, Jibril came to our prophet Muhammad peace be upon him in Gua Hira' und asked him to deliver Salams from Allah s.w.t. and Jibril to Khadijah once she arrived to send food for him. 

  • SubhanAllah. Amazing. A wife represents the husband, yeah? And who wouldn't want to receive Salam from Allah s.w.t and and angel?
He brought along his family.
  • Tariq reminded us that the property, the money, the trees, the cars etc. that we are having right now are not ours. These are all Allah's aber we are held accountable for the way we utilize them. We should mingle around with the poor und the needy but not with those who destroy other human for wealth. 
  • We will be questioned by Allah s.w.t. on what have we done to His properties. Do we give to the needy? Do we protect other people? Do we protect the nature?
  • To change the world, we need quality aber not quantity. 
The sleepy guy. Thank you babe.
We stayed until the end of the talk at about half past eleven.
We did not stay for the questions answers session.

Both of us were fasting yesterday thus I packed my homemade fried rice.
We managed to breakfast in the car while on our way to IIUM
und we 'devoured' my packed fried rice minutes before we entered the hall.
Ok exaggerate je devour devour =D
  • Again, to change the world, we need QUALITY but not quantity. 

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