Monday, July 18, 2011

Walk with humility


It was a Sunday morning when we ventured to our favorite bakery. As we were driving happily, a man on the sidewalk caught our eyes and instantaneously our heart sank. He was limping and he appeared to be in a hurry, so you imagine how difficult it must have been for him. We immediately realized how lucky we were to be able to enjoy walking in our favorite long skirts. How much we enjoy each stride, the way the skirt flows while we walk, it's fun, but not everyone is able to enjoy such simple fun things in life.

Let's reflect on these lessons from the Qur'an:

وَٱقْصِدْ فِي مَشْيِكَ
"And be moderate in your stride..." (Part of Surah Lukman/31: 9)
And the Tafsir Jalalayn explained further how we should walk - "And be modest in your bearing, being moderate in it, neither dragging slowly nor rushing, but peaceful and dignified..."

"And the servants of (God) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility..."
(Qur'an 25:63)

Astaghfirullahal azeem, may Allah forgive us for any speck of pride that we might have in our stride. May we be thankful that we are able to put both feet firmly on the ground.

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