Friday, March 25, 2011

10 wills and 10 principles of Hassan Al-Banna

Imam Hasan al-Banna: the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood

Due to lack of appropriate time I am posting this material from the internet.. just in case you do not have them in your file or memory.. If you do, please forgive me..

10 Wills of Hassan Al-Banna

1. Upon hearing the azan prayers rose up immediately for prayer, whatever is the circumstances.

2. Read the Quran, scrutinize science books, go to the councils of science, and practice Dhikirullah and do not waste time in things that have no benefit.

3. Try to speak in Arabic Fushah because the right Arabic language is symbol of Islam.

4. Do not argue in any matter whatsoever for the argument is empty and of any benefit.

5. Do not laugh so much since heart that is in constant contact with God is always quiet yet peaceful.

6. Do not joke too much for people who are in struggle will understand not but serious commitment at all times.

7. Do not talk louder than the levels required by the listener because of a loud conversation that was a pointless act and even hurt people feeling.

8. Stay away from gossips, personal snub at people, condemnation of the organizations, and do not speak except for good...

9. Get to know each Muslim encountered because the missionary movement is the basic networking and brotherhood love.

10. Our obligations requires more time than that is available to us, so use time well and simplify its implementation .

The Ten Principles of Hassan al-Banna

1.) The Unity of the Ummah. He considered it in itself a primary and important goal that we must strive for. "Do no disagree, then you fail and lose the wind (in your tail."

2.) The Agreement on Principal Matters. Such that we start by considering everyone who declares shahadah - La ilah illaAllah, Muhammadar RasulAllah - as our companion and part of the Muslim group.

3.) Assume First that You, Not Your Muslim Brother, May be Wrong. And see how you find the truth impartially.

4.) The Manners for Disagreement. That you should be as keen about listening to your brother's evidence and argument as you are about giving your evidence and argument, and be pleasant and smiling whether the result is for you or against you.

5.) Avoiding Arguing, Self-Righteousness, and Belittling of Others. Al Banna said: "No nation went astray after being guided, except after it fell to cursing and arguing." And: "He will have a place in Heaven that leaves arguing when he is wrong, and a higher place in Heaven if he leaves arguing when he is right."

6.) The Possibility of Multiple Correct Answers. He referred to the Prophet telling the sahabah to pray Asr in Bani Quraiza, how some of them prayed Asr when it's time came, while others prayed it when they reached Bani Quraiza after sundown, and how the Prophet praised both parties.

7.) The Group Participation in Agreed Upon Matters and to Excuse One Another in What is Disagreed Upon. He emphasized, "We all agree on prohibiting alcohol, adultery and gambling: and we agree on the duty to govern according to Quran so let us invite governments to implement it; we agree that honor and respect are due to Muslims, so let us impart these ideals to Muslims, we agree that jihad is the means to accomplish honor so let us train the individual, and to raise children with the necessary spiritual and physical training."

8.) Thinking of the Danger of the Common Adversary. He reminded Muslims of the present external enemies who do not differentiate between Muslims or different views or different national origin. The enemy considers Muslims enemies of his religion, and their homelands a prize to be dominated for its resources. He emphasized the need for unity to deter aggression.

9.) Opening the Avenues for Work and Productivity. He recognized the duel purpose of working hard, to produce more and to stay free from the evil of idleness. He encouraged members to excel in schools and jobs, and to seek earning from lawful sources and to shun laziness and dependence on others. He encouraged them to fill in duties that others have not even identified, such as visiting brothers far and near, volunteerism, and to allow time each day for examining how they have done for the sake of Allah.

10.) Sympathy for Those Who Do Not See the Light. Rather than being angry with them or exposing their shortcomings. He never attacked his accusers or distracters on personal matter, but rather sought Allah's help in making His message clearer to those who were listening.

Have a good weekend.


Aishah said...

Assalamualaikum Wan Sharif,

Thank you. I think there are a few of the list that we could be reminded to emulate, especially Will No.1. There are a few fellow colleagues in the office who would do that, leave whatever they are doing when azan calls and go for prayers first. Alhamdulillah. It is a sign of a Mukmin when one strictly guard his prayers.

Wan Sharif said...

Times are improving for some.. Hopefully Allah gives us courage and willpower to seek His Pleasure while we are on His planet Earth.

Grandpa said...

Salam Wan, they are great wills to adopt and practical principles to follow. May we be guided along the true and righteous paths at all times. Amin.

Wan Sharif said...

Amin, Ya Rabbal Alamin to you do'a Grandpa

Al-Manar said...

Ayah Wan,

Hasan (one S?) Al-Banna is one of my gretest modern Islamic jihadists. Al-Fatihah to him whose principles ought to be the core of Muslim politicians in our country. I am glad you have chosen him as a subject of your posting.

Wan Sharif said...

Hasan with a single s is probably the correct pronunciation for name of a peson .. double s (if my little Arabic understanding is of any use) is used for verb.. or something.
Hasan Albanna is one of the revered Muslim amongst young "Muslim Turks" of my time(not so young now I supposed) and he has been referred to by some of my PAS friends in many their usrahs..
I include his wills and principles because most of mails in my e-groups are full of not so nice things.. and Hasan Albanna will number 8 shone like a beacon on this issue and all his 10 principles will get us all on better footing towards fostering unity in Ummah..
Yes Al fatihah to the founder of Muslim Brotherhood..

Lee said...

Hi Wan Sharif, very interesting.
I always enjoy reading these teachings, like Confucius and many others. Lee.

Wan Sharif said...

Hi Mr Lee,
Came to know that you do not dig religion.. but I am glad to know you enjoy reading these teachings..
Confucius, Lou Tze, Sun Tzu, Zhuang Zi and Chuang Tzu are amongst the famous Chinese Philosophers and their teaching have a lot of followers till now.
Have a good week ahead..

DrSam said...

Assalamualaikum Ayoh Wang. Thank you very much for this very good posting. As a humble al-insan we tend to forget and I will print this particular post and make sure I observe (and practice) these priceless treasure by one of Islam's celebrated scholar.

Wan Sharif said...

Wa'alaikumussalam DrSam,
Thank you for your kind comments..
Come to think of it I will also print this post.. so I will be able to observe them..
May we all be blessed to practice what is right ..sokmo

oyetope said...

Jazakumullahu khairah for sharing this wonderful messages

Masturina said...

Thank you for this. May Allah bless you and ease your life sir