Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kita lebih berharga dari berlian dan mutiara.

I read few blogs and came across with an excerpt of a book written by Muhammad Ali's daughter, Hana Ali. 

"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."

Source: "More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali's Life Lessons Through His Daughter's Eyes."


Goosebumps

12 comments:

n a d y a said...

wahh. deep lah kau nii. im trying my best tho :)

shafarshahril said...

@n a d y a

muhammad ali ni yg thoughtful.

n a d y a said...

yeah i know. but by acknowledging it and letting other ppl know. puts you in that category too.

shafarshahril said...

haha. thanks =)

Afiq Deen said...

i've read this somewhere.. but where eh??

shafarshahril said...

everywhere?

ayie said...

wise words from a caring father.
his words are so beautiful, it really sinks in soul :)

Along said...

~muhasabah diri~

ringo said...

run out of superlatives to describe this one :)

Lt. Danny Rock said...

i wish i could be like muhammad ali, great boxer, great father

shafarshahril said...

i wish for the same

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