Especially for my actor and writer friends. We dare to be brave, bare our souls and the souls of those who it is our job to bring to life. We are dreamers and storytellers, and though Hollywood may not show it, the world needs us to remind them of the humanity and the inhumanity of everyday life. I thank you for inspiring me to go on, even when I, like so many others, have been ready to throw in the towel. But I vow never to give up on my dream of being a storyteller, whether in front of the camera or through my writings. This is who I have always known myself to be... It just took me a long time to accept it. 💕
📷: @words_of_women .
"The best of the Believers is the most excellent of them in character." (Ibn Majah, Sahih)
Your character is what defines you. When you have a great character people want to be around you as they enjoy your presence, your personality, positivity and the khair that surrounds you.
How beautiful would it be to guide someone to Islam to the right path with your character. Wouldn't that be amazing.
Think of it this way. Your character could be the reason why bithinillah someone is guided to Islam or the reason why someone turns away from Islam wal a'yathubillah.
By perfecting your character not only are you becoming a better believer but you are also increasing the likelihood that someone would want to approach you to ask about Islam. Never think its too hard or impractical, that you have many bad characteristic that you can't change because that is the trick of the shaytan. We can change for the better we just need to put the time and effort into it.
By perfecting our character we can help guide other people to Islam bitinillah, as we can imitate the prophet ﷺ characher, who we know had the best character, we can portray the correct image of Islam and contradict the stereotypes that the media has put in to place.
Our character is an amazing tool if we perfect we can get so much good out of. -2ukhts