Remember South Africa and Swaziland in your duas!
May Allah Protect Us All.
” The actions which the Sharī‛ah instructs us to do and not to do are of two categories. Some are related to the outward body or to external things. For example, reciting the kalimah, salāh, fasting…serving parents…Then there are certain actions which are related to the inner self. For example, īmān, affirmation, true beliefs, patience, gratitude…which Muslim can deny the fact that just as external deeds are ordered by Allāh , internal deeds have also been ordered by Him? Is the verse “establish salāh and pay zakāh” an order, while the verse “exercise patience and be grateful” not an order?…In fact, if we had to ponder, we will conclude that all external deeds are for the rectification of the inner self. Purification of the inner self is our objective, and warrants a person’s salvation. ”