Did you ever think about how you walk? Probably not right? Well it shows a lot about your psychology.
“And the servants of the Beneficent God are they who walk on the earth in humbleness, and when the ignorant address them, they say: Peace.” (Quran 25.63 )
Now some people like to walk like they own the sidewalk and they have all all the power in the world, sorry but God can send an earthquake to any of us, so be kind to the earth beneath your feet like Prophet Jesus (Peace be upon said). We all become victims of arrogance at some point in our life’s. This reflects through our everyday behavior such as speech, how we greet people and in the way we walk.
In high school, I remember a lot of kids walked purposely with pride all puffed up like a peacock. People from a range of age groups and different lifestyles do this in many different setting’s and environments. In the hood, people like to walk with a limp, resembling pimps. Yea, astugfurillah.
Different ideas get to people that make them walk a certain way, however as a Muslim here are some points from the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet we all should try to implement:
- Try to keep humble and lower your gaze (you know what I mean) Now obviously if your in a neighborhood with convicted muggers around you should keep your head up and eyes open!
- Try not to make noise when you walk, it attracts attention. I hate the sound of heels, seriously.
- Share the sidewalk! We all pay taxes Sometimes I realize people walk right into you without saying excuse me or making way for oncoming traffic
- Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) use to walk fast paced and when people saw him, they said it appeared as if he was walking downhill and certainly he walking with intention
Well there you have it, start walking and burn those calories, I mean sins. =)