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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Bismillah Ir-Rahmaan Ir-Raheem

I'm curious - I know we all try to listen to lectures, read books and articles, surf the internet in search of knowledge - in search of how to be a better Muslim. I've done all of that - but somehow, at times, it seems as though I am unchanged. We hear words of wisdom and shake our heads in acknowledgement - but how many of us actually walk away and change the way we are and the way in which we do things?

I have a 'homework' assignment for all of us - please at least try it out. Find a lecture on a topic that is important to you - perhaps it will be 'how to choose the right friends' or how to stop 'the dangers of the tongue' or perhaps 'how to be a better wife'. It doesn't really matter what lecture, article, book, etc. that you use - what matters is what you do with it. After you have really listened to its message, take the time - sit down and really ask yourself - how can I apply this information to my life. If it is on the topic of 'backbiting' - what things can you do to change this bad habit, should you change the people you spend your time with? Should you make dua before you speak? What other things can you do? Then . . . apply it to your life.

What I want us to do is to really listen . . . to really think . . . information and wisdom that is passed on to us is useless if we don't apply it. It's not enough to be able to tell someone else, 'yeah, I heard that on a lecture' - Islam is about applying this knowledge to our lives and it's about time we really looked at ourselves and asked if we are doing all we can to be the people we need to be. The best way to make dawah in this life is by action - by being a good example.

Have you done your part today?

12:48 PM :: ::
2 Comments:
  • Assalamualaikum.. thanks for the reminder.. Yes it's easy to listen to lectures and read books.. but to apply it is so much harder.. We need to put more effort in changing our behaviour and follow the wisdom.. We constantly have to remind ourselves and try to be better each and everyday.. May Allah accept our Dua and effort to change ourselve to be a better person..Amin.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 21, 2005  
  • Salam alaikum,

    How many time in the Quran does Allah tell us, and who is better in advising us then Our Creator, that "those who believe and do rightous works will be rewarded"? Belief and work are inseperable. If we have a knowledge without implimenting it into our life then really, what good has that knowledge done for us. Please I wish for all my dear muslim sister and brothers, think of how beautiful just getting to have one look at the face of Our Creator. To see the One Who has shaped us as we are. Can you imagine the stars? They are like millions of atomic bombs going off at the same time. The earth is like a speck of dust compared to the sun and we are like a speck of dust on the earth. Yet on the Day of Judgement Allah will hold all of what we can imagine in is right hand.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 22, 2005  
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