Presentation on theme: "How Can I become a Better Person"— Presentation transcript:
1 How Can I become a Better Person The MBTI Personality Test and Islam (with transliteration)Identify your inborn preferences and Refine them!
2 Rules “Kullun Muyassarun lima khuliqa lah…” “…Our Lord is He Who gave to each thing its form and nature, then guided it aright.”(Ch. 20, verse 50)
3 Rules (Cont’d)Everybody is born for a reason and has a mission in life. Allah endows us with capabilities to do our mission in life.Complementarity in the world.
4 Rules (Cont’d)We have to identify our skills/capabilities with Allah’s guidance, improve and capitalize on them for the dawah’s sake.We have to refine weaknesses in view of Islamic manners (Qur’an + Prophetic guidance)
5 Outcome“Whosoever does righteous good deed, it is for (the benefit of) his own self; and whosoever does evil, it is against his own self. And your Lord is not at all unjust to (His) slaves” (Ch. 41, verse 46)“Righteousness is good character and wrong doing is that which wavers in your heart and about which you do not want people to know” (Prophet Muhammad PBUH)
6 The Four Dichotomies What is your type? Extraversion --- Introversion (What energizes you…)Sensing --- Intuition(What info grab your attention…)Thinking --- Feeling(How you make your decisions…)Judging --- Perceiving(How you lead your life…)What is your type?
8 Main Islamic Refining (refer to Handout) Extravert:Don’t be nosy… “Min husni islamil mar2 tarkuhu mala ya3neeh.”Don’t talk too much… “Not a word does one utter but there is a watcher ready (to record it)” (Ch. 50, verse 18).
9 Main Islamic Refining (refer to Handout) Introvert:Don’t hold grudges…”Those who spend (in Allah’s cause) in prosperity and in adversity, who repress anger, and who pardon men; verily, Allah loves those who do good to others.” (Ch. 3, verse 134). A higher station: “The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better…” (Ch. 41, verse 34)Husn ath-than… Make good excuses even for those who treat you badly... “O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion; indeed some suspicions are sins…” (Ch. 49, verse 12).
10 Main Islamic Refining (refer to Handout) Sensing:Tawakkol – Relying on Allah SWT. You can never take EVERYTHING into consideration…Don’t plot too much! “…But the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it….” (Ch. 35, verse 43).Intuition:Watch out from too much hope/dreaming… “satan makes promises to them, and arouses in them false desires; and satan’s promises are nothing but deceptions” (Ch. 4, verse 120).
11 Main Islamic Refining (refer to Handout) Thinking:Don’t be too blunt… “Invite mankind to the Way of your Lord (Islam) with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better…” (Ch. 16, verse 125).“And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you… “ (Ch. 3, verse 159).Feeling:Allah SWT comes first: “… So follow not the lusts (of your heart), lest you avoid justice; and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.” (Ch. 4, verse 135).
12 Main Islamic Refining (refer to Handout) JudgingRemember always that everything is by the Will of Allah (regardless of how hard you plan!).PerceivingTime Management. Time of a Muslim is very valuable…