Saturday, June 21, 2008

PRECIOUS THAN DIAMONDS AND PEARLS


salam,

I know this post is coming too soon after the last one, but I simply couldn't resist my self from publishing it. I thought it was indeed very precious message which should be shared with you all . All the parents of daughters , specially teenaged daughters would indeed get a new way of convincing their daughters about developing a good dress sense.
This is not a story ,but a real life incident where a father convinces his daughter about dressing properly. The beauty of the explanations he gives his daughter just moved me and touched me deep inside. I was amazed and wonderd for a long time. Indeed girls are really are precious !!!!
Read on.
Request in duas.

PRECIOUS THAN DIAMONDS AND PEARLS

“If memory serves me correctly, I was wearing a little white tank top and a short black skirt. I had been raised Orthodox Muslim, so I had never before worn such revealing clothing while in my father’s presence. When we finally arrived, the chauffer 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 that I will never forget.
He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. 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.”

Source: More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali’s Life Lessons Through His Daughter’s Eyes

2 comments:

jAv said...

Asalamu Alaykum,

I really like your blog. JazakAllahu Khair for sharing such beautiful thought provoking stories full of lessons.

I just have one recommendation if you don't mind.
Please change the picture of the ballerina girl on the header of the page. The girl showing so much skin just doesn't go with the theme of your blog.

JazakAllahu Khair,
wasalam,
sister Javeria.

SOLITARY PRINCESS said...

as salam alykum
thank u so much for ur comment.
I liked the bellarina Painting coz there was a delightful solitude depiction in that and it went well with my title.But change is always welcome. keep visiting I hope u LIKE THE NEW LOOK !!!! .