Wednesday, 23 February 2011

cups of courage

well, I don't literally mean this.

It takes a great deal of courage to stand firm or fight for something but sometimes it takes even greater courage to let go of or walk away and leave something. Indeed, courage is the basic virtue for everyone so long as he continues to grow, to move ahead.

Muslims must know that we are all living on borrowed time and space courtesy of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala! It is only to Him who we must submit ourselves. If we are true Muslims, then we must surely recall this Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam :

"When any one of you sees anything that is disapproved (of by Allah), let him change it with his hand. If he is not able to do so, then let him change it with his tongue. And if he is not able to do so, then let him change it with his heart, though that is the weakest (kind of) faith." [Hadith related by Muslim]

Amar ma’aruf nahi mungkar; simply means to enjoin good and to abhor bad, which is first and foremost should be applied to one’s own self.

For instance, don’t just talk about the good that needs to be done. Just do it! And like talking about feeding the poor and helping the orphans. Don’t just talk for nothing. Just feed and help them. Also, no need to forbid others from doing wrong. Restrain yourself first from that very wrong, that's way much better. Don't just keep blaming others and talk about unity and just where at the same time you're being a racist. While saying to others how to be good and noble but you're obviously not. Just be! (I know, I sounded a bit harsh here but this entry is purely for my own sake to motivate myself. Pardon me for my words.)

Ultimately, it's up to us who have to decide what's best to lead the life in order to gain Allah's Pleasure with the help of Him definitely. Let's always pray to Allah and ask Him for guidance and courage. Let's walk the talk people!

“Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and have disputations with them in the best manner; surely your Lord best knows those who go astray from His path, and He knows best those who follow the right way” (Surah 16 verse 125 of the Holy Qur’an)

*Oh, I so need lots of cups of courage!

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