'Whoever guides (another) to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it.'

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Wisdom Of Faith

If memory serves me correctly, I was wearing a little white top and a short black skirt. I had been raised Orthodox Muslim, so I had never worn such revealing clothing while in my father's presence.

When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father's suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us.

We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day. My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something I will never forget.

He looked at me straight in the eyes and said,

"Hana, everything God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.

Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.

Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You've got to work hard to get to them."

He looked at me with serious eyes, "Your body is sacred. You're far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too."

(Extract from: More than a Hero, Muhammad Ali's Life Lessons through his daughter's eyes)


  1. What a nice and wise story of Muhammad Ali.

  2. Thanks for comment on my blog.
    I think i will come here sometimes, because i like to reading about islam.
    Take care!

  3. Very true words and it is sad that more and more these days women believe it is okay to wear basically nothing in public.

  4. That is so true, sister. May this short story be an inspiration for all of us and make others understand us better, insha Allah. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  5. Beautifully said--thank you.
    BTW, woman of any age married or unmarried is called AURAT or AURAH which means hidden.
    A female looks prettier in HIJAB and Niqab.

  6. Such wise words, from a father who truly loves his daughters, by guiding them on the right path!! Mashallah.

  7. I sooo like this story...! Thanks for sharing it with us. ;)

  8. Asalamu alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu

    @Chahrazad - Masha'Allah a good Muslim & boxer with wise words.

    @Amira - Your welcome here all the time :)

    @Dana - Alhamdulillah, JazakAllah Khair...

    @Brocha - Indeed may Allah protect our chastity, dignity, & modesty, Aameen.

    @Nadia - JazakAllah khair sister Nadia, im a brother! Aameen & your welcome!

    @tariqmian - Your welcome, I love the modest women, like Khadija (may Allah be pleased with her). I loved her passion as a business women, mashAllah

    @Juѕhηa Yคѕмιη ρroud мυsℓιм - Allahuakbar!

    @The Light On The Wall - Masha'Allah indeed your so right.

    @Ati - Im glad you liked the story, always sharing is caring :)

  9. We learn a lot from this story. Thank you for sharing. :)

  10. Jazaakallahu khayran for sharing.

  11. @Balqis - We do & your welcome.

    @Safiya - BarakAllah feek, sharing is caring.