Disclaimer: None of my posts are composed out of ill will or directed with ulterior motives towards any individual.
These are all musings, observations and life-long morals derived from this 3 year journey. I share, so they can perhaps be of benefit to others.
An Arabic quotation is as follows:
حاسبوا قبل أن تحاسبوا
“Take account of yourself before you will be brought to account”
In view of this, we are encouraged to make soul searching a fixed practice…
Do we think of our words before they emit?
Are we cautious of the manner they exit?
Breath is often squandered on something, most can attest
An act the Almighty greatly admonishes and detests
Gossip! Is a widespread scourge
Seek help to suppress this urge
Gossip! Is equated to eating a dead persons flesh
What is so palatable about a repulsive act as that?
Gossip! What type of pleasure do people attain?
By idling over people’s lives again and again?
Gossip! Let us not destroy ourselves with this slow poison
God forbid, we’re prevented from dwelling in heaven
Gossip! May we avoid with resent
Implore forgiveness and repent
If you hear bad being circulated about someone
First verify the source and action “done”
Then do not go about creating a huge stir
We do not know who might be next to err
In the end, defamation only brings about disgrace
At some point, similar words are bound to retrace
So make it a habit to conceal people’s faults
And hope for reward by the one who exalts
What do we usually do with our most prized possessions?
What are we doing with the bounties that are priceless?
If we’re not breathing, we aren’t doing anything else either.
Do not wait for an illness or tragedy to befall, to “treasure your air supplier”
Let our breath be a cool breeze to a blazing soul…
Let our breath be a spritz of perfume that enhances the atmosphere & senses of people as they inhale…
Do not let it produce a foul smell & bitter taste in terms of the words we choose & use…
Beware of our words inflicting harm
Opt to make them a soothing balm
Do not be left with a regret
Apropos the usage of breath!