03-28-2007, 04:13 AM
The soul is a ‘wadah’ or storage place, whether for keeping precious spiritual treasures including as mahmudah(positive) traits, or filthy mazmumah(negative) traits. It is up to us to fill it up. We can choose to either fill it up with the precious jewels of the mahmudah traits or the filthy rubbish of the mazmumah traits.Reply
From this storage place, the contents are brought out and flow back into the community through the hands, feet, eyes, ears, mouth and actions as decided by the cleverness of our mind.
Whatever we decide to store in the soul will affect everything in and around us, whether we realise it or not. The effects will target the centre of the community that we live in. So it is the community that will feel and share its effects.
If whatever that we keep in our soul is something beautiful and precious like the spiritual treasures of mahmudah traits that benefit its owner and everyone around them, such sincerity, generosity, love, gentility, humility, open to compromise, sympathy, patience, redha, togetherness, trust in God and so on so forth, their lives and those of the community around them would be wonderful. The community would gain a great many benefits, including:
1. The poor are taken care of.
2. Those in trouble would be provided the help they need.
3. The rich are not envied.
4. Parents, the elderly, teachers and leaders are all respected.
5. The leaders are fair.
6. Workers, children and those who are weak are all given enough love.
Peace, happiness and harmony. These are the benefits that everyone will be experience as a result of those beautiful spiritual treasures and mahmudah traits that will flow through someone with a pure heart and soul.
On the other hand, if what’s coming out of the storage place of the heart and soul are the filth of mazmumah traits, which will poison the society around its owner. The community will be affected in many adverse ways. When the storage place of the soul contains mazmumah traits, all sorts of negative elements will flow back into society including gossip, vengefulness, anger, greed, arrogance, ego, selfishness, carelessness, distrustfulness, lying, betrayal and so on so forth. The society will be degraded from within. This is the result of the people’s own behaviour. As said by Allah SWT:
Translated: “Mischief has appeared on land and sea because of that the hands of men have earned, that (Allah) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in order that they may turn back (to the true path).” (Ar-Rum: 41)
From the poison of these flowing mazmumah traits, society will be ruined. People will fight and enemies will form, separating the people and inciting chaos and fear among the people. All sorts of social ills and crimes will inflict the community.
Hence, we should make the effort to gain precious spiritual treasures to keep in our hearts and souls so they that will enrich us, our religion and our country, and furthermore lead to benefits in the Hereafter.
We should also work hard to stop and deter the dirty and disgusting mazmumah traits from entering our hearts and souls, for they would cause destruction to our selves, religion, family, society and country.
03-28-2007, 04:44 AM
:sl: nice post bro..BarakAllahu feek for it.Reply
but wheres this come from? is it a book or something or something you wrote yourself?
03-28-2007, 07:25 AM
Nice article, MashaAllah. Have u got a source for it bro?
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