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Doing vs. Talking: Two Kinds of Living on God’s’ Earth
[Quote – 304]

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Muslims and the World

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“Two kinds of people live on God’s earth – among all the millions of other kinds that there are:

A)  Those who get things done.
B)  Those who talk about getting things done.

The first kind: Doers.

The second kind: Talkers.

While Islam cares about all kinds of people, including the talkers, Islam has a particular soft spot for the doing type.

Here may be a clue to the difference: between doing and talking about doing.

Doing tells us where people’s hearts really are.

And it tells us what people’s true priorities are.

Doing tells us what people really like to do.

Talking tells us what people like to talk about when they finished doing what they were out to do, what they really wanted to do.

Or when they have nothing really to do.

So, talkers talk, while doers do – they do what they really want to do.

Doing gets things done.

Talking fills time and makes us feel good. It also creates the illusion of doing.

Often, talking becomes a substitute for doing.

Islam, of course, values both types, even though, clearly, it is partial to the doing type.” (Dr. Pasha)

 

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