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Be like a Mirror!


السلام   عليكم  ورحمة  الله  وبركاته

بارك  الله  فيكم


 

Be like a mirror!
Be like a mirror!

 

My mirror always corrects me every day.
Sometimes it says, “Look, there is a pimple on your face!”
“Your hair isn’t neat!” (I’m still confused about the word “hair”  is it singular or plural? Would you like to explain about it? I found it’s a collective noun and in other cases is not a collective noun.)
“There is mucus in your nostril.”     😀
“Your teeth are yellow, clean them please!”       😀
And I’m not mad at my mirror. I’ll ask (him) more about what his corrections, and do what he suggested. He…he.
I’ll comb my hair, I’ll clean my nose and brush my teeth. And say thanks to him.

“Be like a mirror! Be like a mirror! Be like a mirror!” I often hear this advice. Why I should be like a mirror? I asked to myself. When I found the functions of mirror, I understand well, a mirror always advises me smoothly, politely, and tells the truth without hurts my hearts. “Oh, well done, Mr.Mirror! You’re great!” 🙂
Many of people (including I) will be offended when they receive the correction from others, because they (except you, my lovely friends) don’t like to be corrected. But, in Islam we must correct ourselves and do advise others as Allah said in surah Al-Ashr;
By time (1) Indeed, mankind is in loss (2) Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.(3)

I ask to myself, “Can I be like (him)?”
It’d be nice if I can advise myself and others such as a Mirror!

Day Sixteen: Third Time’s the Charm


Today’s Prompt: Imagine you had a job in which you had to sift through forgotten or lost belongings. Describe a day in which you come upon something peculiar, or tell a story about something interesting you find in a pile.

On day four, you wrote about losing something. On day thirteen, you then wrote about finding something. So, today’s twist: If you’d like to continue our serial challenge, also reflect on the theme of lost and found more generally in this post.


 

Part 1 & 2:  Serially Lost, Serially Found

Part 3:

al-ashr

I have many experiences about losing and found something. Losing phones, uniforms, money, ring, even losing my dad.

I lost much times in my life. I can’t believe it, I am 36 now.  I used 17 years for schooling. (I began to study at school at 7 years old), 6 years for my job, Where was my 6 years? How many hours I used for worshipping my Creator? Only five minutes for every prayer. How many hours I used for sleeping, for blogging, for learning and for my family?

Losing phones, uniforms and property, Alhamdulillah I could buy other.

Losing money, I could find it by working.

Losing my dad, (it was a great losing), I can’t find the change of him, but I can pray for him.

Losing my times for something bad, I can’t take back my times. They had gone and will never back to me. So, time is very valuable thing in my life and other lives, I think.

How many hours those I need to find the idea to write it and convert it becomes post? That was why I try to do everything for Allah’s pleasure. I try to write something beneficial for me especially before sharing it to other. (I do struggle hard with my intention)

I remembered the Surah al-Asr :1-3

By time. (1) Indeed, mankind is in loss. (2) Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.(3)

Indeed, I have lost my times, and now I find a great guidance about time.