Sunday, January 13, 2008

Translating Into Actions


Perhaps it may be difficult to make that first step - as in common - to transfer our knowledge, ideas, needs, desires, plans into actions. I thought it may be useful to see previous exemplary models and the following hadith came to mind straight away. All we need to do is just pick one to start with ... insya-Allah.

Once the Prophet (saw) asked the congregation right after the fajr prayers: “Who began this day fasting?” Abu Bakr said: “I did.” The Prophet (saw) said: “Who participated in a funeral procession today?” Abu Bakr said: “I did”. The Prophet (saw) said: “Who fed a needy person today?” Abu Bakr said: “I did”. He (saw) said: “Who visited a sick person today?” Abu Bakr said: “I did”. "Then", the Prophet said: “These things cannot all meet in a single person but that he will enter Paradise.” [Muslim]

2 comments:

Little Miss Pinky said...

Action only happens when you have an awareness of the issue, accepting that you can do something to change it, and more importantly want to make that change. With Awareness-Accepting-Wanting, translating into action will not happen.

TheHoopoe said...

agreed, but mostly, it is a "just do it" nike attitude...