Posted by: Dawud Israel | January 27, 2008

The “Complaint-Free” World Movement

I saw a program regarding this movement and I can see the benefit of such a cause. It is a Christian cause but would be of immense benefit to Muslims.

For one thing, most of the complaints (especially among sisters and adults) are in the form of gheebah, or back-biting. Not only that, but it affects the negative thinking that we have and the inferiority complex most Muslims harbor. Not to mention the fact that Muslims have more to complain about than any other people on Earth, getting bombed or facing prejudice and hate which stresses the need for patience. Another issue, is that complaining, “Oh I am sooo tired,” are really ego-centric and basically is a way of asserting the nafs (self) over others. Perhaps we get some sort of satisfaction out of it. Simply put, complaining is something that ruins your day even if it is true and minimizing it can make your life much happier.

The program essentially makes you wear a bracelet that says, “Stop complaining!” and every time you complain you have to switch the bracelet to the other hand. It surprises a lot of people that they often complain upto 30-50 times a day and as this video shows, some have really minimized that to maybe 3 or 4. No one can really eliminate it since it is something human but minimizing it is something achievable and worthwhile. It’s essentially a reminder and nothing more…and as the Quran says, “Reminders benefit the believers.” 🙂

You can watch the video on it here: A Complaint-Free World

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdik la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk. Ameen.


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