Wednesday, March 6, 2013

THINK WELL OF YOURSELF - If you don't, who will? Hu will!

Thinking Well
Think well of yourself,
That you will be good and do good,
That your efforts in charity and piety
Is motivated by the best of reasons
And with the deepest of sincerity.

Think well of yourself,
Whatever villainy you did yesterday,
However lost you became yesterday...

For yesterday is yesterday,
Today is today
And tomorrow is tomorrow...

For verily, Allah and His Rasul
Always thinks well of you.

A True Story. Joseph (my friend) was tending sheep and goats under the care of his master. One late night, Joseph was caught by the night watchmen of the city in possession of contraband (Hashish). Early morning at 1.00 am the master arrived at the city hall to post bail and got Joseph out. The master said not one word in anger or condemnation through the quiet drive home.

After a restless night of guilty contemplation, Joseph woke up and the day's chore of tending to the animals began as any other ordinary day. He met the master at the goat house and they started to clear and clean the feed trough. Finally, unable to bear his emotions, Joseph blurted out, "You know, I am really sorry about what happen last night!"

The master paused in mid-scoop, straightened his back and turned to Joseph. Then he said, "There is nothing to be sorry about. Today is a new day, yesterday was yesterday and tomorrow will be tomorrow. Let us leave what happened yesterday to yesterday." He then smiled and returned to his labour.

I wonder how people get away from judging other people, especially when circumstances makes it so natural for us to judge! But I guess that is difference between me and Joseph's master. It is not natural to him because he has not permitted his ego to be his natural state.

God bless him. God bless Joseph. And God bless you, sunshine. 

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

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