This week’s prompt is: Mentors and Role Models
The person that I admire the most growing up was my late father. He was the kindest man I’ve known. All my life I tried to be a woman he could be proud of.
My paternal grandfather was another kind and considerate man I greatly admired. From him, I’ve inherited the love of reading. He had a modest collection of books and I think I read them all by the time I was done with school. He was always willing to spend his time with us and with patience, he taught us many games like chess and various card games.
My parents-in-law were amazing people. Both were very generous and considerate. The love and guidance I received from them both will always be precious to me. I consider them both fantastic role models and I was lucky to be married to their son.
My husband is not strictly my role model but he has taught me a lot in life. He is generous and easygoing. He is a great planner and has made wise choices with money and has always looked after his family very well.
Allama Iqbal is our national poet. From the time I was old enough to understand his poems, I have been an ardent admirer of his values and ideals. He has advocated to rise above the ordinary and be extraordinary in life. I credit his poetry for my canons in life.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the last prophet sent by Allah for the guidance of humanity. He is cited to be the person who has had the most influence in the history of the world. This is a list chosen by Michael H. Hart, from the book ‘100 most influential people in the world’. Every Muslim wants to be a reflection of his amazing character. We try to be kind, generous, forgiving, and steadfast like him.
Kindness, and generosity always inspires me. I try to be a role model for my children and grandchildren. And those around me.
Written in response to Throwback Thursday, hosted by Maggie and Lauren