Carly Fiorina, the CEO of Hewlett Packard, recently gave a speech defining the relevance of leadership in today's world. Here is the quote from the final part of her speech.
Backbiting is probably the most widespread sin committed on a daily basis. Sadly, we have become totally unmindful of this evil. It is so common that it has become part of our daily language pattern. Such is the scourge of backbiting that one doesn’t even know that one is plagued and infected by it.
Allah Ta’ala loves the act of giving. Undoubtedly, everything belongs to our Creator, Allah Rabb-ul-Izzat. Thus, any generosity of man invariably confirms that man is assigned with only temporary trusteeship.
“Do not regard any good (deed) as small / low, and if one cannot do anything (from the good deeds) then at least, with the intention of rewards, meet your (Muslim) brother happily.” (Musnad-e-Ahmad)
Hazrat Safwaan bin Saleem (RA) reports that Rasulullah (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “The person who assist the widows and poor is equal to the person fighting in the path of Allah; and like the person continuously performing Salah at night; and like the person who fast continuously.” (Bukhari: At TargheebTarheeb)
Verily Allah orders you to act with justice & compassion and to do good to relatives & forbids shameless acts, evil deeds & transgression. (Surah Nahl – Verse 90)
A Hindu organisation in India published several heartbreaking and insulting books to incite and stir up the passionate feelings Muslims have for Islam. Towards the end of 1923, Raajpaal, an active supporter of this organization, again published an abusive book in which the honour of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was openly attacked.
“Of all the world’s great men none has been more maligned than Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam)” William Montgomery Watt.