Friday, March 03, 2006

TRY TO BE... AND TRY HARD... TRY WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT...


Be truthful in everything, don’t lie.
Be sincere and straightforward, don’t be hypocritical.
Be honest, don’t be corrupt.
Be humble, don’t be boastful.
Be moderate, don’t be excessive.
Be reserved, don’t be garrulous.
Be soft-spoken, don’t be loud.

Be refined and gentle in speech, don’t curse and use foul language.
Be loving and solicitous to others, don’t be unmindful of them.
Be considerate and compassionate, don’t be harsh.
Be polite and respectful to people, don’t be insulting or disrespectful.
Be generous and charitable, don’t be selfish and miserly.
Be good natured and forgiving, don’t be bitter and resentful.
Share and be content with what Allah has given you, don’t be greedy.
Be cheerful and pleasant, don’t be irritable and morose.
Be chaste and pure, don’t be lustful.
Be alert and aware of the world around you, don’t be absent-minded.

Be dignified and decent, don’t be graceless.
Be optimistic and hopeful, don’t be cynical or pessimistic.
Be confident and have deep faith, don’t be doubtful and wavering.
Be spiritually oriented and not materialistic.
Be confident of the mercy of Allah, don’t be despairing and lose heart.
Be diligent and vigilant of your duties, don’t be negligent.
Be thankful to Allah and constantly pray to Him, don’t be forgetful of His innumerable blessings.

3 comments:

SomeMuslimMan said...

Sara - I totally agree with you, and I want to add something:

-- try to be Yourself, not what people want you to be

sara said...

Shaykh Yahy? Ibn Mu’?dh ar-R?z?—may All?h bless his soul—has collected in his books the characteristics of the true believer, some of which are that he/she:

Is very bashful.
Is harmless.
Is very beneficial to others.
Is unproblematic.
Is truthful.
Is hardworking.
Is brave.
Stays away from useless people and vain talk.
Builds understanding and brotherhood.
Is thankful.
Is compassionate to all.
Is generous.

And he/she stays away from the following:

Cursing.
Swearing.
Backbiting.
Looking for badness in other people.
Rushing into actions (before thinking properly).
Jealousy.
Enviousness.
Stinginess.
Pride.
Arrogance.
Love of Dunya.
Too much sleep.
Hypocrisy.

http://sufistic.red-sulphur.org/2006/03/06/characteristics-of-the-true-believer/

Ran said...

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