Towards a greater communication

Tuesday, April 20, 2010Brother Mustafaa

by
Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad

In The Name Of ALLAH, The Beneficent, The Merciful
 Just a few hours ago I was forced to confront a situation with a person near and dear to my heart due to a misunderstanding with communication. This close person and I had a previous discussion which ended on a sour note due to a perception of what I was saying as opposed to what I actually was saying. 

I didn't like the way things ended, so I took up the challenge to contact this loved one and attempt to dialogue on what went wrong. The person expressed their interpretation of what I said and I reiterated that my intentions were not malicious in what I stated. Through this honest dialogue a relationship was salvaged and we are now able to be friendly again. 
 
Proper communication is very important. Most creatures have a method and way of communicating, however the human being, who is the glory of God, has the ability to express the highest form of dialogue. As I mentioned "Proper communication" is important so is the ability to receive a message important. Hearing is a physiological act of sound entering the ear while listening is a intellectual act involving the mind, reasoning and critical thinking.

As students of The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad under the leadership of The Hon. Louis Farrakhan we are taught the importance of proper dialogue. We are taught the highest form of dialogue is the divine speech of God expressed between fellow brothers and sisters. We are further taught to think 5x before we speak. This allows us to refine our idea and think how it will affect the other person.  

10 years ago I was introduced to a little book titled "How To Win Friends And Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. This book in conjunction with The teachings of The Hon. Elijah Muhammad has made me a student of the science of interpersonal skills. I have read this book over and over often focusing on areas that I need assistance. 
 
As I close, I would like to present the fundamentals of Mr. Carnigie's teachings to help improve our dialogue among our friends, family, colleagues, children and others.
  1. Don't criticize, condemn or complain.
  2. Give honest and sincere appreciation.
  3. Arouse in the other person an eager want. 
Thank You for reading these few words

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