Friday, 26 March 2010

Rich & Famous

No person can be sincere if he wants to become famous. The sign of a sincere person who would like to become famous is that he does not realise (that he has this inclination); if he is rebuked concerning that inclination, he does not get angry or try to defend himself, rather he admits it and says: ‘May the mercy of Allah be upon the one who does me a favour and tells me about my faults’. He is not filled with self-admiration and he is not unaware of his faults, rather he admits that he may be unaware of some of his faults. And this is a chronic problem. Prophet Ibrahim AS (Abraham), narrated by Taloot (Siyar A’laam Al-Nubala’ by Al-Dhahabi)

Beautified for men is the love of things they covet; women, children, much of gold and silver (wealth), branded beautiful horses, cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present world’s life; but Allah has the excellent return (paradise with flowing rivers) with Him. (Qur’an: Al-Imraan, 3:14)

3 comments:

  1. So when I ask people, "Why did I have to be born fabulously good looking instead of rich or famous?" What does that say about me? Ok, besides my incredible humility and the distorted mirror I gaze into?

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  2. I'm using this as my facebook status.
    Some people I know and care about seem to be heading down a slippery slope.

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  3. LL - LOL! It says that you're overwhelmingly confident. I find that most "celebs" have issues. MAJOR issues, and they use their fame as a mask for those issues - because when you're famous and the world loves you, it's easy to believe that you're great. Thats why so many of them crash and burn when the spotlight goes off and they succumb to a life dependant on narcotics and the like.
    I think I like your mirror. I want one too :D

    Fatima - There's just way too many people like that these days :P

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