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Monday, May 28, 2012

The Best And The Worst

ireminiscesThe master of Hadhrat Luqmaan Hakim once said to him, "Slaughter a goat and bring me the two best parts of its body." He slaughtered the goat and brought the heart and tongue to hi master.

The master then instructed him to slaughter a goat and bring the two worst parts of its body to him. He slaughtered a goat and brought the Heart and tongue to his master.

The master exclaimed, "How is it that you brought the same organs both times?" Hadhrat Luqmaan Hakim (peace be upon him) replied,

"My master, if the heart and tongue are pure, then there is no other part better than it in the entire body and if these two are spoilt, than there is no worst part than them. As long as they remain pure, they are the best and if they are evil then they are the worst."


  1. ASA wrwb.... Mash'Allah! Your stories are great reads! Jazak'Allah khairn!

  2. ASA wrwb, This is really a great read! Jazak'Allah khairn...

  3. MashaAllah. That is soo true! Especially our tongue. InshaAllah we will belong to the people with pure hearts and tongues.


  4. Thank you for sharing this great piece of wisdom

  5. I want to share this in my blog, may I ?

  6. thank you for sharing a very wise + nice story to learn.. =)

  7. salam alayki, So true! I have never read this before so jazakillhu khayran for teaching me something. I love Surah Luqman. So much beautiful and beneficial advice we can take form it.

  8. This reminds me of a verse in the Bible "The power of life and death lie in the tongue."

  9. Asalamu alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu,

    JazakAllah Khair for your lovely comments.

    @Galen Pearl - There are many common terms between the Qur'an & Bible.

    @Sanaa - Walaikum asalam, I am a learner myself & thank you for your lovely words.

    @Leia - Your welcome :)

    @ros.lavender - Your welcome & thank you for commenting.

    @fairuz - You may share a link to ireminisces.

    @Edward Ott - Your welcome, for reading this piece of wisdom.

    @Chahrazad - JazakAllah, I hope so, Aameen.

  10. Can't express how much I love this blog, Alhumduillah full of great reminders -BarakAllah

  11. Salaam wrh wbrt.. Jazakillah khairan katheer untuk peringatannya..
    Jadi teringat akan sebuah hadith, "Tidak akan lurus iman seseorang hamba, sehingga lurus pula hatinya, dan tidak akan lurus hatinya sehingga lurus pula lidahnya."

  12. Walaikum asalam warahmatulahi wabaraktuhu,

    @Nuriddeen bint Yusuf - JazakAllah for your love, keep it coming! :)

    @Taman yang Terpelihara - BarakAllah, I did translate to English to understand.