Can I have Your Attention, Please?

Naheed Baluch

وَاقْصِدْ فِي مَشْيِكَ وَاغْضُضْ مِن صَوْتِكَ إِنَّ أَنكَرَ الْأَصْوَاتِ لَصَوْتُ الْحَمِيرِ
“And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys.”
[Al Qur’an-Surah Luqman: 19]

During conversations, either I’m much too busy thinking about what I have to say, or I am lost in my own thoughts. I don’t give people my 100% attention during conversations.

Like Rasul Allah [صلى الله عليه و سلم] , I should also direct my attention towards the person talking to me.

My pitch differs from place to place. In class, teachers tell me to speak up, while at home I’m told to not talk so loudly.

I raise my voice in anger. I really need to control my tone and pitch during moments of anger and adopt silence instead.

Even during moments of happiness, I need to watch my tone, because when conveying something good to my siblings, I tend to get happy and begin talking loudly.

I feel in all situations, wherever I may be, I need to have a moderate tone, because a Believer adopts the way of moderation.

Thank you Allah.

About Quran Reflections

Al-Huda's branch at Khayaban-e-Sehar is one of the few Quran courses being regularly conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, where the mode of instruction and examination is English. The students and teachers have decided to upload their reflections on the Quran and class notes on this blog, in order to be available to a global audience for the latter's benefit and inspiration.
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