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    The Triple Filter (fwd)


    The Triple Filter!

    During the golden Abbasid period, one of the scholars in Baghdad, the capital of Muslim caliphate at that time, was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great scholar and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

    "Hold on a minute," the scholar replied. "Before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

    "Triple filter?"

    "That's right," the scholar continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

    "No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and..."

    "All right," said the scholar. "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?" "No, on the contrary......"

    "So," the scholar continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"

    "No, not really."

    "Well," concluded the scholar, "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"

    "O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter are better than the (former): Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong." [Surah al-Hujurat 49.012 ]

    "A woman has got to be able to say, and not feel guilty, 'Who am I, and what do I want out of life?' She mustn't feel selfish and neurotic if she wants goals of her own, outside of husband and children"

    #2
    sweet post aishaA!!
    thx fer sharin!
    Yaad aaiy jo dard ki raat may, jis ki baat ho apni har baat may.

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      #3
      nice story...

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        #4
        Salaam

        Masha'Allaah, that was an excellent lesson.

        JazaakunAllaahu khaira.

        &peace

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        "No leaf falls except that He knows of it, and no rain drop forms except that He has willed it."

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          #5
          Jazak Allah khair!


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          Rabbeshrah lee sadree; wa yassirlee amree; yafqahoo qaulee.

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            #6
            thanks for the reminder.

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              #7
              Jazakallah khair

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              "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"
              (11:55-56)

              "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)

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