Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Practice what you preach

Usamah bin Zaid (May Allah bepleased with them) reported: The
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,

“A man will be brought on the Day of Resurrection and will be cast
into Hell, and his intestines will pour forth and he will go round
them as a donkey goes round a millstone. The inmates of Hell will
gather round him and say: ‘What has happened to you, O so-and-so? Were
you not enjoining us to do good and forbidding us to do evil?’ He will
reply: ‘I was enjoining you to do good, but was not doing it myself;
and I was forbidding you to do evil, but was doing it myself”.

Salams, It has been a long time since my last post. The imam at fajr prayer today reminded us the importance of implementing our own advice. This hadith is a reminder to practice what we preach. Sometimes it is easier to advise others to do good than reflecting on and practicing our own advice. The best way to advise others to do
good or change a particular action is by demonstrating THAT very action in our own behavior. May Allah help us be sincere in all ouractions/advice and be the very best examples.

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