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  • The Triple Filter Test

    I don't know where this came from.. It was sent to me .. but it's worth reading and reflecting

    May it benefit us all .. both here on the forum and in our lives as husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, friends and collegues.

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    A Clear Cup Of Tea
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    The exams were over! 12-year-old Fahad could finally set aside his books and grab his basketball. His new neighbor and classmate Sohail had set up a basketball hoop outside his garage and had invited Fahad over to shoot a few hoops. He also promised to make his lip-smacking cinnamon tea, which tested great with hot samosas.

    That evening, after a vigorous game of basketball both friends decided to head to the kitchen, the samosas were already on the table, so Fahad watched Sohail dash around the kitchen preparing the tea. Within minutes, the mouth-watering smell of cinnamon filled the room. As he watched Sohail hunt around for the tea sieve, Fahad remembered something he meant to share with him.

    “Sohail, did I tell you about that kid, who’s always wearing that green cap?” began Fahad.

    “No,” replied Sohail, fishing out the sieve from a drawer. “But before you do, let me tell you about the triple filter test.”

    Fahad looked puzzled. “Triple filter test?”

    “That’s right. I use it before I tell anyone anything about someone. The filters let only the right kind of talk to be heard, just like this tea sieve lets only the clear tea into the teapot. It blocks anything you can’t drink from getting in,” sohail explained.

    He slowly began pouring the tea from the kettle through the sieve into the teapot. “If what you want to tell me passes through this test,you will have my full attention. The first filter is truth. Is what you want to tell me true” asked sohail.

    “Well…I don’t know… Ali told me…” Fahad looked confused, as he watched a piece of cinnamon land in the tea sieve, while the tea pored through.

    “So you don’t know if it’s true… ok, maybe it will pass the next filter- the filter of goodness. Is what you want to tell me something good?” quizzed Sohail.

    “No, actually…” Fahad replied, as the sieve blocked clove in the tea from entering the teapot.

    “Hmm… still one last filter… your news may just get by. The test of usefulness- will what you have to tell me be of any use to me?” inquired Sohail.

    “No, not really…”sighed Fahad, watching the sieve fill with tea leaves, as the last of the tea trickled into the teapot. “Well, my friend, if it’s neither true nor good nor useful, then it is have no worth to either of us, So, let’s not waste our time discussing it. We can enjoy these samosas and tea and discuss our basketball game instead!”

    And that’s just what they did.


    So is what you are about to say about someone else.. or indeed about anything

    1. True?
    2. Good ?
    3. Beneficial

    I also heard this quote this week.. "keep your words sincere and sweet .. because you never know when you might have to eat your words".. and we all know our words WILL be held to account
    Last edited by carol_au; 19-08-09, 01:10 AM.
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    Re: The Triple Filter Test

    An excellent reminder... Jazakallah

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    • #3
      Re: The Triple Filter Test

      Jazaki Allahu khair for posting that sis. Definitely, an excellent reminder before speaking about others :)

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        Re: The Triple Filter Test

        I just read this .. it needs to be here as well

        "When you perceive hardness in your heart, weakness in your body, and paucity in your sustenance - then know that you have spoken about that which does not concern you!" - Malik Bin Dinar
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        • #5
          Re: The Triple Filter Test

          I'm sending this to my lil siblings.

          :jkk: sis.
          "The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance of things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived notions, opinion, and by prejudice." - Arthur Schopenhauer

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          • #6
            Re: The Triple Filter Test

            Thanks that is great :jkk:

            I dont recall the exact hadith, but the Prophet (SAW) said we could utter a word and pay no heed to it, yet it will take us to hell for 70 years.

            The tongue can be a vile thing, and it's the organ that oppresses our heart the most.

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