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Archive for April, 2009

Don’t say thank you. It is shirk.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009 11:39:59 PM

Photograph of Masjid e Nabawi - taken with my mobile phone
I am a film director/producer and whenever my production goes on air I spontaneously phone people who financed the production as well as the key people who helped me in the production to thank them. I also remember the day I completed my studies, I went to my parents and kissed their hands and wept in gratitude for having given me the opportunity to learn and do what I wanted to do. This is what I was taught by my great teacher Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). To be indebted and to thank people who have helped me in any way.

There is another great debt on me of the person who sacrificed all that he had so that I may be liberated and happy. He smiled and continued his mission while people stoned him and forced him out of his town. He taught me what I did not know and worked tirelessly to establish a system that my family runs on today. He taught me to respect my elders and treat others with kindness.

My parents, myself, my wife and child all felt greatly indebted to that great man and hence we all decided to travel to Medina to thank him. Read the rest of this entry »