Waking the Lazy Muslim
The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam frequently made the following supplication: Oh Allah, I seek your protection from, alajz which means the inability to do something. And when someone said, I can’t do that, The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam would seek protection from such negative speech by adding: and I seek your protection (Oh Allah) from alkasl which is translated as laziness.
Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick was born in the United States of America and accepted Islam in Canada in 1970. He pursued his study of Islam at the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia where he graduated and received an Ijaza from the College of Da’wah and Islamic Sciences in 1979. He later completed a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in History at the University of Toronto in Canada. For three years, he was a regular columnist in the Religion page of Canada’s largest paper, the Toronto Star as well as a special advisor to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Ontario Science Centre.
Shaykh Abdullah has served as Imam, Daa’ee, teacher and counselor in the USA, Canada, the West Indies and South Africa. He has traveled to over 58 countries on lecture, research and educational tours.
Presently he is Director of the Discover Islam Centre in Cape Town, South Africa as well as a Senior Lecturer at Discover Islam’s Institute.
IISNA 2010 Islamic Revival Tour, Melbourne, Australia