Diversity is our strength, so they tell us.
A thief wearing a burqa and armed with a spray bottle made off with nearly $1 million worth of necklaces and watches from a Hudson Yards jeweler on Sunday, police sources said.
The bling bandit, a man dressed in a burqa covering most of his face, walked into the luxury Piaget jewelry store at around 3:55 p.m. and asked to look at a necklace, sources and police officials said.
As the clerk pulled out the necklace, priced at about $21,000, he noticed the man was holding onto one of the store’s watches, according to sources.
When the employee questioned the soon-to-be thief, he whipped out the spray bottle and squirted it in the clerk’s direction before running out of the store, with the necklace and two watches — one priced at $64,000, and the other $715,000 — in tow, police sources said.
Piaget, where some watches are so expensive the price is not even displayed online, valued the loss at around $800,600, sources added.
Sometime Sunday evening, management with Hudson Yard Shops sent out an email to tenants warning them to stay alert.
“Maybe they’ll want to hit another time,” said Peter Young, a senior sales consultant for Watches of Switzerland, of the thief.
“I heard from a sales associate it was a man dressed as a woman, dressed in a burqa,” he added, and that he may have altered his voice to sound “Vaderdesque” — a reference to “Star Wars” antagonist Darth Vader.
Workers from the other jewelry stores crowding the ground floor of Hudson Yards were shocked to hear of the heist.
“It’s awful,” a worker at Cartier located across the hall said.
An administrator at nearby Van Cleef & Arpels who declined to give their name, reasoned it was part of the business.
“I heard about it. It’s crazy, but that’s the jewelry world. Hopefully they’ll catch him,” the admin told the Post.
Other luxury jewelry stores crowd the ground floor of Hudson Yards. On the same hallway as Piaget is Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, and Tiffany’s, while Rolex is around the corner.
The suspect could not be identified because the head covering — typically worn by women in some Muslim cultures — concealed most of the man’s face, police sources said.
Ibn Abbas reported that the Muslims neither looked to Abu Sufyan (with respect) nor did they sit in his company. he (Abu Sufyan) said to Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ):
Allah’s Apostle, confer upon me three things. He replied in the affirmative. He (further) said: I have with me the most handsome and the best (woman) Umm Habiba, daughter of Abu Sufyan; marry her, whereupon he said: Yes. And he again said: Accept Mu'awiya to serve as your scribe. He said: Yes. He again said: Make me the commander (of the Muslim army) so that I should fight against the unbelievers as I fought against the Muslims. He said: Yes. Abu Zumnail said: If he had not asked for these three things from Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ), he would have never conferred them upon him, for it was (his habit) to accede to everybody’s (earnest) request.
Sahih Muslim, The Book of the Merits of the Companions, Book 44, Hadith 240
“If you see Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, holding back this world from you, frequently trying you with adversity and tribulation, know that you hold a great status with Him. Know that He is dealing with you as He does with His Awliya’ and chosen elite, and is watching over you, have you not heard His saying,
“So wait steadfastly for the judgment of your Lord – you are certainly before Our eyes.
وَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ فَإِنَّكَ بِأَعْيُنِنَا
Excerpt from: Trials and Tribulations – Wisdom and Benefits
Dinin anlaşılmasında sünnetin önemi aşikardır ve bu konuda yalnızca Kur'an-ı Kerim'in yeterli olacağını iddia etmek insaflı bir iddia değildir. Herhangi bir dinin peygamberi olmadan insanlara ulaştırılması, anlaşılması, yerleşmesi ve bir hayat nizamı olması mümkün değildir. İslam dini de aynı şekildedir. Rasul SallAllahu Aleyhi ve Sellem olmadan İslam dinini Allah'ın bizden istediği şekilde anlamak, topluma ve hayata uygulamak mümkün değildir. Zira İslam dini önceden de zikrettiğimiz gibi sadece Kur'an'dan müteşekkil değildir. O, Rasul SallAllahu Aleyhi ve Sellem’in şahsında açıklanmış ve hayata geçirilmiş, bizzat O'nun öncülüğünde yaşanmış dindir. Rasul bir taraftan Kur'an'ı tebliğ etmiş, bir taraftan onu beyan etmiş ve uygulamaya koymuştur. Böylece Allah'ın emri ve izniyle İslâm dinini herkesin anlayabileceği bir mükemmelliğe ulaştırmıştır. Buradan hareketle dinin anlaşılmasında Kur'an ile birlikte Sünnet'in de şer'i hükümlere kaynaklık edebilecek şer'i bir delil olduğu açıkça anlaşılmaktadır.
سورة الضحى - الشيخ ماهر المعيقلي - صلاة المغرب - الحرم المكي - ٣٠ جمادى الثاني ١٤٤١
Thus, people who have studied the thirty-three Words closely state that they have opened up just such a Qur’anic way.
Since this is a fact, I am of the opinion that the Words so far written about the mysteries of the Qur’an are a most appropriate medicine and salve for the wounds of this time, and a most beneficial light for Islam as a whole, which has been subject to the assaults of darkness, and a most right guide for those wandering bewildered in the valleys of misguidance.
You know that if misguidance arises from ignorance, it is easy to dispel. Whereas if it results from science and learning, it is difficult to eliminate.
In former times, only one person in a thousand was in the latter category, and only one in a thousand such people would be reformed through guidance.
For such people fancy themselves. They do not know, but they think they do know.
I think that Almighty God has bestowed the Words at this time, which are flashes of the Qur’an’s miraculousness, as an antidote to this atheistic misguidance.