February 27, 2010

self control, anyone?

"Controlling other people is a sign of power, but controlling yourself is the sign of true power." Sh. Yasir Qadhi

i came across this saying from a friend's post on facebook. what do you think about it? :) my first reaction was, this is just so true! have you been in the situation were you feel so hopeless or helpless about yourself, as you are unable to control yourself? i'm pretty sure many of us had been in this dreadful situation.

for example, when your exam is next week, you find yourself wanting to revise all your notes and prepare properly for the test. but, along the road, add in the external influence(s), you find yourself are drawn to,say, facebook, online video game, movies, music, club activities and all the nonsense.

so, you might be the most important person in the country and have power over a large number of people, but if you fail to control the one single being that is the most important to you; yourself, it shows that you fail. honestly, you have no real power after all.

something from the quran:

chapter 'Ali Imran, verses 15 to 17

15: Say: Shall I give you glad tidings of things Far better than those? For the righteous are Gardens in nearness to their Lord, with rivers flowing beneath; therein is their eternal home; with companions pure (and holy); and the good pleasure of Allah. For in Allah's sight are (all) His servants,-

16: (Namely), those who say: "Our Lord! we have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire;"-

17: Those who show patience, Firmness and self-control; who are true (in word and deed); who worship devoutly; who spend (in the way of Allah); and who pray for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning.

1 comment:

InkFlow said...

If im not mistaken i saw this same quote in the book "how to win any argument"

SO TRUE. HArdest to control is yourself.