Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
My biggest challenge this Ramadan was to be mindful when conducting my words. I was becoming negligent on the way I speak, which, ultimately got me into allot of trouble; another way in which I brung hardship on myself. I believe that noble characteristics are something we all should aspire towards. Prophet Mohammed (may the peace and blessings of Al'Mighty God be upon him) was a man who was revered for his kindness, he often overlook things that displeased him. This is a testament to his warm heart, politeness and sympathy. I myself continuously study his legacy and believe he was the most compassionate man to have ever been documented into this world, the very reason God chose him to be the seal/last of the prophets. It would be fair to say that the gentle characteristics of this man won over my devotion to Islam. My Lord the All Mighty Ruler of mankind has bestowed upon us a man with sincere humility ingrained in his heart. I believe we must all slaves to the Creator and the beloved Prophet himself would say the same thing!
"Allah has sent me as an apostle so that I may demonstrate perfection of character, refinement of manners and loftiness of deportment." Prophet Mohammed
There is no better role model for me to look toward when looking to improve my characteristics. I am guilty at times of hot headedness and losing the ability to control what I say out of anger. I want to focus on tackling this now rather than later, especially now that it is Ramadan.
Guarding my tongue is a form protection from lying and bad language which is both forbidden in Islam. I must learn to limit what I say in order to stick closely to a conversation topic. The ability to choose my words more carefully would be something that will benefit me in articulation. I am told I talk too fast so slowing down isn’t going to harm anyone especially myself. I know I am guilty of not fulfilling promises I make, this is something I want to abstain from so there is a need to think about what I say before I say it, again something that can be solved if I just slow down and think before I speak! I find that I engage in convocations that have no relevance to my interests or ideals. My friends and I sit and converse about every topic under the sun, I guess that’s what friends are for, however, there are many subjects which I see no relevance in discussing or engaging in.
The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Al'Mighty God be upon him) said, “From a person’s Islam being good is his leaving what does not concern him.” Tirmidhi
I think its most important to make sure that I do what I say. I know what a hypocritical example it sets to say something and do something completely different. I will make an effort to better my character to be more befitting to a Muslim. Our beloved Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Al'Mighty God be upon him) gave us a complete instructions on how to control/conduct ourselves. All of which are stated in the Quran and Hadith collections. I have seen a dramatic improvement in myself but pray I can grow in becoming more familiar with the Quran and its guidance for mankind. I hope to be more kind/compassionate/loving/charming towards everyone I have the pleasure of meeting. pray for me! Thanks for again for reading.
The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Al'Mighty God be upon him) said, “All of the speech of the Child of Adam will be held against him, it will not be in his favor; except commanding good, forbidding wrong, or the remembrance of Allah.” Tirmidhi