Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Truthfulness of action is about excellence and quality


First and foremost, Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah to have arrived safely in KL from one Home-Sweet-Home to another Home-Sweet-Home.

What has it got to do with the title re truthfulness, you ask. She is starting another merepek nonsense rambling : )

I tell you what is nonsense. Nonsense is when people come to this space for the wrong reason. If you have FB go shout on your own wall. If you have got Twitter, go tweet your thing. Am here simply to write anything that turns me on and something useful to woo the attention and mercy of my Lord, so that a relatively good deed may follow a bad deed, therefore, excuse me folks.

Upon arrival in KL, I was delighted to receive the college hoodie I ordered. The one that says: 'Never underestimate the power of a woman who graduated from Stirling'. YaHu! Could not resist trying it on [never mind that oily/wearied face LOL]. And thissss... must be put on record so that my nieces and nephews who are all doing well in their respective schools and colleges, would be inspired by their cool aunt : D

Anyway, all this while I thought truthfulness in doing something is synonymous with sincerity. Yes in a way, but not quite right. According to al-Habib Umar bin Hafiz in his book 'The Clarification of Noble Character', truthfulness of action means "to perform an action with excellence solely for the sake of one's Lord, and to be completely focused on it while performing it, expending upon it all of one's effort." (page 51)

Therefore, it is about giving your best, going all out in doing a good job. In other words, it's about trying hard to produce a high quality work. 

Interesting to note that Henry Ford said "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking." But of course in the context of our faith, the aim is to garner the Lord's pleasure.

So, let us do our best and don't be busy body checking if that fella's "best" is good/not good enough according to our definition/interpretation of "best" because there are multiple ways to attain the pleasure of Allah.

Peace y'all!

p/s Thanks BKP ; )  

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