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    Diomands and pearls

    Taken from the book: More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali's Life Lessons
    Through His Daughter's Eyes.
    "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."

    #2
    AsSalaamu 'alaikum sister,

    Wa jazaakillaah khair for sharing this.

    Masha'Allaah, Muhammad 'Ali always had a way with words.

    &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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      #3
      Salaam! MashaAllah, thanx 4 sharing, God bless...

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      Pakistan Zindabad!

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        #4
        wowwwwwwwwww, such eloquency and logic....these wodrs are awosem..

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          #5
          This reminds me of another story i heard somewhere.
          A mother told her eldest daughter this story..

          A man who lived in america wanted the best chocolate money could buy. He heard that the best place to find them was in switzerland.So this was not an easy thing for him.He was not a rich man.But in time he saved up enough money for the airplane ticket,and his hotel,and the cost of the expensive chocolate.
          He arrived,purchased the chocolate,but instead of eating it right away he chose to wait. He wanted to make sure that the moment he ate this chocolate was as perfect as the chocolate itself was.So the man traveled back home,chose a good day,put on the best music,made sure there were nointeruptions.
          He made a point to enjoy each bite, remembering how he had gone so far to achieve this.

          The eldest daughter turned to her mother,and asked what the point of her telling the story was.The mother replied, that your body is like that chocolate.And when the right man comes along,he will make sacrifices to find you,and make sure that when the moment you both are together it will be enjoyable for both of you.


          Of course the story could be changed from chocolate to diamonds....
          ~~~~~~~~~~
          Dont take life for granted....enjoy each moment........
          ~~~~Love is Grand !!~~~~

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            #6
            Im glad you liked it
            and its true about chocolate Chris, hope ure mans just so too

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