Man in the Mirror

Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim

Micheal Jackson got it right when he sang

I’m Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change His
And No Message Could’ve
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make That . . .

We really are mirrors onto one another. A friend of mine said to me that I am a role model to others but the truth is, I am only projecting the knowledge and behavior of others who have taught and inspired me…

Driving home from Kelantan, I had chosen to listen to Professor Dr Muhammad al’Mahdi’s ‘Effective Parenting’ audio cd and I was blown by his words! Not because his words were powerful (and they are!) but because I realised that they are the same words that I am using in my own Khalifah Method training programs!

I am literally repeating, word for word, Professor Muhammad al’Mahdi’s words…I started crying then because it was very clear to me just how much he had inspired me and how great his words had impacted my life , so much so, that it is now superimposed on the words I use myself. I never realised it until that night, listening to his cd.

We really are mirror images of others who have inspired or influenced us. That is why it is so very important to ensure that we are only surrounding ourselves and our children with good role models. This is why Islam spread so rapidly- because of the behavior and examples, the influence, the akhlaq of Prophet Muhammad salla ALLAH alayhi wassalam and his Companions.

We CAN correct the evils and wrongs of our world.  Let everyone hold up a mirror in their hands and look into it. What do I see? See good. See a khalifah and believe I can make a difference. It starts with me then the person to the right of me, to the left of me,  in front of me and behind me…

Allah subhana wa ta’ala knows best.


About Sharena

My experiences as mother to Adam and Daniel, wife, daughter , teacher, trainer and friend has enriched my life to the fullest. Life is a journey of small steps through love, tests and contentment; fulfilling our role as khalifah makes it even more challenging and satisfactory.
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