But part of my self-improvement will come from tackling these faults in addition to my health issues and lack of Islamic knowledge. So I gotta try to work on this.
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I happened to run across this lecture by accident because I couldn't find the ones I wanted to watch on my phone's YouTube app and I was too lazy to get the real computer out before exercising (irony noted). It's from Abdul Nasir Jangda, the teacher of this weekend's Bayyinah Institute class on Meaningful Prayer that I am taking. I thought I would give him another plug here and I want to get amped for the class. The lecture is titled "Avoid judging others" and has lots of good stories packed into just 16+ minutes:
It's a great little video which starts with a story about Prophet Musa (Moses), peace be upon him, and how he was judged by Pharoah for an accidental crime committed during his youth. Then he mentions a very touching story about how the Prophet didn't judge even the worst among his people (the story is pretty gruesome too!). He ends with a personal story of how he met a brother whose story proved that our past does not always define our future, but it is an important part of it.
May Allah make me among those who treat people with fairness, kindness, and without prejudgment.
It will be especially hard in cases of vocabulary-related infractions, but I will forge ahead and take my reward for struggling against my inner self [insert groan and eye roll here, adding a "wow" if you are really disgusted].
Ha! I published this post without the exercise part. Oops. I worked out on the elliptical machine for 16 minutes while watching the above video then I stretched my arms and legs the rest of the time. There.
Health Tip of the Day: While it's good to take it down a notch sometimes (see last post), it's also good to challenge yourself in short spurts every once in a while. Today I upped my speed in increments on the elliptical machine just to keep it interesting and to get my heart really going. Try running up the stairs once at work or chase your kids around the block instead of walking with them. It probably won't kill you since I am still alive and typing.