Oct 27, 2009

Perfume seller or blacksmith?

A wonderful reminder...

RasulAllah (salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: The example of a good companion and a bad one is the bearer of musk and the worker on the fires (i.e. blacksmith). A bearer of musk would give you some from him, or you might enjoy the fragrance of his musk. The worker on the fires, on the other hand, might spoil your clothes with sparks from his bellows, or you get a bad smell from him."
[sahih al-Bukhari, vol 3, #314 and Muslim]

Who are the top five people you hang out with? List them. Now look at their qualities and you'll notice that you are a product of the sum of them. Do they have the outstanding qualities that you seek? If not, then it's time to find some bearers of musk that you can truly smell great from.

...Alhamdulillah, I've got a couple o' musk bearers of my own. Ya'll know who you are <3 JazakAllahu khayrun for everything!

Taken from the iPod Application, "Daily Hadith".