Monday, May 19, 2014

"Have at least some good deeds that you do, kept secret between you and your Maker"

I got this from a good friend of mine. The quote is so lovely and so meaningful.
We live in a different time from our ancestors. We live in a world where everything is just a status away, a tweet away, an instagram away etc. Sometimes people these days do thing with an incentive to tell the world about it. We are all guilty of it at some point.
We tell the world our routine; what we eat, what we buy, why we do it etc.

People could be benefited from those but sometimes it could also draw jealousy. And from there onward, things could be a bit of a mess. I guess we should always filter things that we are about to share if we can or if we want to.

Going back to the quote. Some people always tell the world about the good things that they've done, about their religious routine etc. Maybe it's good to inspire people but this is an absolute reminder to all of us. We should always have good things that we do being kept as a secret between us and Allah alone. If you could do that, that's pure sincerity because you don't need to tell others to validate the good things that you had done and you don't need others to convince you of the good things that you had done. Trust me, we are just human after all. We always do this. If we don't tell the world, sometimes we tell it to our family or our best friend or a stranger or anybody else.
Start count your good deeds and see if anybody else know about it. Start keeping it as a secret between you and Allah alone.

The only person you should be telling is yourself so that you can always outrun yourself to be better each and every day.

"Work hard in silence, let your success be all your noise"