Jihad

Narrated Abu Sa'id al-Khudri:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The best fighting (jihad) in the path of Allah is (to speak) a word of justice to an oppressive ruler.

Sunan Abu Dawud (my name sake!)
Book 37, Number 4330

Comments

Dawn said…
Congratulations on your daughter-in-the-making!! How exciting!!! How about the name "Mary"? It seems rather universal. Love you guys!!
Abu Daoud said…
Great suggestion! It is quite universal, you are right. Though in Arabic it comes out as Miriam (like Moses' sister).
SocietyVs said…
Then these Muslims are going to like me.
Abu Daoud said…
They will indeed like you! It is always good to use a name that is at least somewhat culturally fitting.

Bad name here: Nick. It is a bad word, like the F word. Yup. Another one that doesn't work: Paul. It means urine. Make sure to use the full Arabic name: Boulos. Much better.

Peace.

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