Do I Practice What I Preach?

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful,

Saying and doing an action is definitely not the same thing. Blurting out the words from our mouth is surely much easier than to take a course of action. For instance, A father who’s asking his son to stop smoking while he himself smokes is something which is not right at the first place . Worse, if he smokes in front of his son. Same goes if a mother asking her child to pray while she herself watching the television while it is already time for praying. There goes the saying-Do we walk the talk?

Taking the same cause, I am so afraid to ask that; have I done the same thing??. Astaghfirullah..Do I walk the talk? In fact, the real question is; do I practice what I preach? If yes, Alhamdulillah. If no, Astaghfirullah,May Allah forgive me ...

This blog is truly something that I’ve a great attachment with. Yes, and I mean it in the nicest possible way!. Getting to know people virtually while having close relationships with them is definitely one of the reasons why I feel it that way.Alhamdulillah..However, sometimes, I am so afraid that I would not be doing justice to myself. Meaning, I write something which does not reflect me at all. Na’udhubillahi Min Dhalik, God forbids !. In Islam, it is sinful to ask people to do something that you otherwise don’t do. For instance, you advise people to give charity but you yourself never do that. You ask people to treat others kindly but you yourself never treat your neighbours in a good and kind manner. You encourage people to give a helping to those who are in need but you yourself never pay heed to those who are in need even though they are just right before you. That’s what I mean. Am I part of them??Only me myself and Allah know how to answer this.. Isn’t it Allah says in the Qur’an that:

Do you order people to devoutness and forget yourselves, when you recite the Book? Will you not use your intellect? (2:44)
The answer that Allah poses above can be answered by me and Allah only. I really hope that whatever I write in this blog would act as a reminder for me to be a better person and definitely a better Muslim. I don’t want to write something which I don’t practice in real life. That would be hypocrite of course. That’s why at the end of most of my posts, I would normally say “a reminder for me, you and we” .If I’ve done injustices while writing, I seek for Allah’s forgiveness so that He would guide me to the right path. InsyaAllah, hope all of you can make a dua’ so that I would be doing justice in my writing because writing is truly my passion..Hope the same thing goes for you=).Ameen!
Allahu A’lam,Allah Knows Best !

p/s: For me, choosing not to write also is part of injustices. Isn’t like refraining the words of God to be shared by others? =)


The Tea Drinker said...

i have read a translation of a book by Imam Al-Haddad that he said sharing knowledge is part of practicing the knowledge.

so, I guess you are not doing wrong to yourself. :)

TheHumbleWayfarer said...

The The Drinker:
Thank you.InsyaAllah, I also hope the same thing.

"sharing knowledge is part of practicing the knowledge"
-Totally agree ! ^_^
I guess that's the reason why i'm still blogging up to this day =)