Tuesday, February 21, 2012

You Can’t Say This Word



Recently I asked a brother if he would be interested in joining me for congregational prayers at the local masjid, as I knew that he prayed regularly. The response he gave me was, “I can’t, because I am too busy”.

Like the majority of people, the brother used the word “can’t” (ok, it’s really two words, but whatever) inaccurately in his response. It’s not that he "can’t" go to the masjid, because he does have the ability to go. The reality is that he is choosing not to go to the masjid based on his decision making process over competing priorities.