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The Virtue of Openness: The Key to Self-Reflection

  • As a human being, there are two things we ought to observe in our effort to improve ourselves. Firstly: Accepting advice and being open to correction. And secondly: Constant self-reflection.

     

     

  • Scholars explain that the true meaning of giving advice is to want goodness for the person receiving it.

     

     

  • Remember that the success of self-reflection is when the heart is cleansed and finds ease in performing Allah’s commands. The success of this reflection also means that we will find it easy to abstain from Allah’s prohibitions, as well as overcome our base desires and the lure of the devil.