Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Talk

Living Between Hope and Fear
Reflections on Death & The Afterlife

with Ustadha Shamira Chothia Ahmed

Saturday, May 9

ICIE (Rancho Masjid), Multi-Purpose Room

9212 Baseline Road, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Schedule: 10-10:30am Registration

10:30-1:00pm Talk

Noon: Refreshment break

Please be on time

Sisters ONLY. No babysitting provided.

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Living Between Hope & Fear:

Fear makes us careful in avoiding sin, while hope makes us diligent to follow after righteousness and is a motivator to do good.

The Almighty says, "Your Lord is swift in retribution, and He is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (7:167); The Seal of all prophets, Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him, said "The Garden (al-Jannah) is nearer to you than your own sandal strap and it is the same with the Fire." (Bukhari)

In this motivating talk Ustadha Shamira will discuss the reality of trusting in Ar-Rahmaan (the Most Merciful's) Mercy, yet at the same time fearing His punishment. The eternal abodes of Heaven and Hell and the stages of death will be narratively illustrated, and the diametrically opposite qualities of hope and fear in God will be discussed. Practical applications will be shared in order to create a balanced outlook on life, and emphasis laid on the importance of striving for the Eternal Pleasure of God the Almighty.

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