Fame.

Most of those who made fame for themselves in their lives, their fame died with them, because fame is not according to the size of actions, but rather the size of sincerity therein.

جل الذين صنعوا الشهرة في حياتهم ماتت بموتهم، لأن الشهرة ليست بحجم الأعمال وإنما بحجم الصدق فيها

Sh Tarefe

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WHAT is YOUR driving force?

[I begin] with the name of Allah, the most kind, the most merciful.

For you, WHAT is the driving force behind everything that you do and don’t do?

WHY do you do it?

‘Just’because‘?

You ‘don’t know why’?

For name & fame?

For praise?

To feed your ego?

To try to make people happy?

To try to get people to like you?

To appease others?

Out of fear of people?

Out of fear of potential situations?

Out of hope in people?

Out of hope in a given situation?

Or in it’s potential outcome?

WHY do you not do it?

Out of laziness?

Because you couldn’t care less?

Because it’s non-of-your-business?

Out of fear of people?

Out of hope in them?

Out of fear of offending people?

Out of fear of losing friends?

Out of fear of losing supporters?

To appease others?

For your own supposed self-interest?

To be continued…

The Urgency.

Let me explain to you…

Because you have questions.

You have a question;

WHY the URGENCY.

Let me tell you now.

Imagine a scenario in which

you are standing at the side of the road

and you see someone walk by

and you see them walking

straight towards

a pit

which is at least five hundred (500) metres deep

so

for a while

you silently watch

just simply watch

and then

when it registers with you

what is about to happen

when the person walking towards the ditch

is three steps away

from the pit

you know

in that moment

that you must ACT

NOW

because if you don’t

he WILL fall into the pit

and then

it WILL be TOO LATE

so

you LEAP towards him

to try to stop him

but you may not make it

in time

to STOP him

from FALLING

and so

you call out

as loud as you can

to get his attention

BEFORE he can take another step (hopefully)

and he hears the URGENCY in your voice

so he turns

and you continue LEAPING towards him

because you SEE it in his FACE

that he hasn’t registered the URGENCY

and therefore

he WONT  stop in time

and so

you continue

and you GRAB him

and by this time

he is ONE INCH AWAY

from FALLING

and DYING

or

SEVERELY INJURING HIMSELF

and so

you GRAB him

without a WORRY

or CARE

of WHAT he will THINK

of HOW he will REACT

of whether he will HURT you or not

of whether you will feel HURT

as a result of his SWEARING at you

NO

without a second thought

you go and GRAB him

you are NOT trying to HURT him

or PREVENT him

from doing what he wants to do

you are NOT trying to CONTROL him

even though he may SEE it that way

you are doing

what you NEED to do

in THIS moment

right NOW

because if you don’t act NOW

it WILL be TOO LATE

you see

if you try to stop him

and he fights you

and continues walking

towards that cliff

and falls

and dies

you will be OK

you will FEEL ok

because you TRIED

you tried your VERY BEST

and so

you won’t be taken to ACCOUNT

you WON’T KNOW

until you stop him

until you CHANGE the situation

until you TRY to change the situation

HOW he will RESPOND

DO you take that CHANCE?

or do you go for it anyway?

What if that was YOU

walking towards that pit?

HOW would you want someone to respond

in that situation?

would you want them

to try to STOP you

at any COST?

OR

would you want them to remain silent

to not react

because they don’t KNOW you

because they are fearful of HOW you MAY react

because you MAY SWEAR at them?

YOUR hurt FEELINGS

VS

HIS DEATH

OR

at best

SEVERE INJURY

do you UNDERSTAND the URGENCY NOW?

WE are walking towards that PIT

and if we don’t  ‘TRY’ and STOP each other

RIGHT HERE

RIGHT NOW

then

we WILL all FALL in

and be DESTROYED

FOREVER

SO

CHANGE the wrong you see in me

CHANGE the wrong you see in others

let us all CHANGE the wrong we see in each other

because the moment is right HERE

right NOW

do it with WISDOM

do it KINDLY

do it GENTLY

do it PRIVATELY

when you can

but PLEASE

DO IT

CHANGE the wrong you see in ME

CHANGE the wrong you see in OTHERS

with you HAND

when you are ABLE to

with your TONGUE

when you are ABLE to

and at the very LEAST

with your HEART

when you are unable to

at the VERY LEAST

FEEL it in your heart

that you were unable to CHANGE the situation

with your HAND

and with your TONGUE

FEEL IT IN YOUR HEART

that what HAPPENED was WRONG

that you were UNABLE to stop it.

On the authority of Abu Saeed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah say, “Whoever of you sees an evil must then change it with his hand. If he is not able to do so, then [he must change it ] with his tongue. And if he is not able to do so, then [he must change it] with his heart. And that is the slightest [effect of] faith.” (Recorded in Muslim)

Detailed explanation of above.

 

 

 

 

Why are you really doing it?

YOUR PURPOSE. WHAT IS IT?

[I begin] with the name of Allah, the most kind, the most merciful.

Have you ever thought about WHY you DO WHAT you do?

Have you ever thought about WHY you think THE WAY you THINK about things?

Have you ever thought about WHY you ACT the way you act?

Have you ever thought about WHY you believe what you believe?

Have you ever thought about WHY you FOLLOW what yoo follow?

What is the REASON?

What is the REAL reason behind it?

What is the PURPOSE behind it all?

Are you JUST doing it?

Are you doing it ‘because everybody does it‘?

WHAT motivates you to do it?

What DRIVES you to do it?

What keeps you going?

WHY do you continue?

WHAT is your GOAL?

WHAT do you WISH to ACHIEVE by it all, at the end of it all?

Close your eyes. Inhale through your nose. Exhale through your mouth. Visualise your heart. Visualise your mind. Ask yourself now. WHY?