Three days ago, I recevied this email. I think
Hamid has some really good points here, and I
encourage you to read it.
First of all thanks for your enthusiasm and your
Hope Allah will bless you with the best of this world
and the best of eternity inshaaAllah (Godwilling).
Hope your newborn beauty also lightens up your day
through the grace of Allah.
My opinion on memory is simple: Avoid useless
information that confuses ones attention.
But how to do this?!
I think there should be 3 ingredienses:
One has to have a GOAL as a guideline
CREATIVITY and STRUCTURE
The only flaw in nature is Mankind...
otherwise the creativity is beautifully structered. If
you move the sun a bit there will be chaos in the
entire solar system...
If you move around with your DNA in your pinky-finger
there will be caos in all of your body.
So everything is coherent.
And what we are searching for is to perfect our
memory. Or to perfect ourselfs in our jobs, in our
relationships or even in sports.
Every aspect of human work is aimed to perfect itself.
This is our little individual Goal as a species or
individuals - but we lack the greater purpose.
To get a hold of this Ingrediens we have to TRUST
Allah(God) - like a child should trust his father,
when the father wants the best for his children.
So TRUST and the GOAL are in a symbioses
like when you say that one has to trust his or her
memory in order for it to work properly in harmony.
Creativity is excercised by searching for knowlegde
and exercising in creating something oneself - (WITH A
REASONABLE GOAL). This could be painting, lyrics,
architecture, birdhouses etc. Or it could be as you
say - read something and take notes - study and
Structure should be practised through repetition so to
cleanse and perfect ones Act or Actions.
For instans turn of the Tv atleast 5 times a day and
pray and glorify the Greatness of Allah who is perfect
in every and all ways, just for 5 minuttes. And then
one can increase it step by step to improve ones love
and TRUST in oneself and in Allah...
Because it is often the lack of trust or rather
mistrust, and the lack of love that springs from
mistrust - that leads to cliches in oneself and in
What I am trying to say is that truth and beauty lies
in simplicity - but many people like to make things
complex just for the fun of it - and in the meantime
they get lost in the overload.
A REASONABLE Goal - Trust - Creativity - Structure -
Action - because take is cheap.
That's my tip
Have a nice evening inshaaAllah