33 Phrases to Becoming a Positive Muslim Youth
Many youth have been gifted with the priceless gem of leisure, time and health. But these gifts often come along with positive and negative consequences.
Notwithstanding these effects, you can become a Positive Muslim Youth.
Just as life in its entirety is full of many changes, challenges and cheap thrills; Each day comes with its own variety of consequences from your thoughts & accompanying actions.
Your thoughts, words, emotions and actions all need to sync together to help you fully utilise these gifts of youth.
The following phrases will help you train your mind & win against your nafs, to build a more positive attitude & lifestyle. The more positive your thoughts, so will be the accompanying emotions and consequently your speech and actions.
The phrases can be utilised in the following ways;
1. As an internal message to yourself.
2. As verbal utterances in your day to day activities.
3. As a visual prompt in your physical environment.
Here are 33 phrases you can use everyday as a prompt. Try a different one every day for a month. Each phrase will make a difference. You can get started by simply browsing through the list. How does each phrase make you feel?
List 1: Eleven (11) phrases to foster positive thoughts of Allah (swt)
1. Be God conscious
2. Be Akhirah (hereafter) driven
3. Be Sincere
4. Be Righteous
5. Be Focused
6. Be Prayerful
7. Be Riya free
8. Be Reflective
9. Be Grateful
10. Be Hopeful
11. Be Content
List 2: Eleven (11) phrases to foster positive close relationships
12. Be Yourself
13. Be Patient
14. Be a Shepherd
15. Be a True Friend
16. Be Kind
17. Be Loving
18. Be Forgiving
19. Be Good Mannered
20. Be Easy on others
21. Be Friendly
22. Be Forgiving
List 3: Eleven (11) phrases to foster positive contributions in the Ummah
23. Be Islamically cultured
24. Be a Change Maker
25. Be a Helper
26. Be Charitable
27. Be Humble
28. Be Good Natured
29. Be Honest
30. Be Just
31. Be a Role Model
32. Be a Mentor
33. Be a Positive influence
The attitude of the Muslim Youth should be that of positivity – from an individual level to a communal one. And that is not to deny that negative situations come about or that negative people exist. Your choice should be towards a more positive outlook; beyond the negative ones.
Being a positive Muslim Youth means that you have only positive thoughts of your Lord (swt). You rely on Him at all times, you put your hope & trust in Him alone, and call on Him constantly – whether in pain, distress or not.
In this way you can also become a source of positivity to others. His Love, Mercy, Bounties & Blessings are just what you need to get through your not-so-perfect circumstances.
Let these simple phrases guide your thoughts and attitudes so they become motivational agents in your life. You can also use them as your daily goals, so they guide your actions and deeds.
And in much the same way, you can turn around negative thoughts and phrases into positive coping ones. After all the affair of the believer is always good.
Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for no one except the believer. If something of good/happiness befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him he is patient and that is good for him (Saheeh Muslim)
Begin with one *positive phrase* today.
Make it your goal & focus for the day.
Change it into a positive thought, then into positive behaviour. When you do this repeatedly & with consistency, you master it as a habit hinged on a worthy intention – that of living a fulfilling and productive life as a Positive Muslim Youth.
Over to you… which other *positive phrases* can you think of? Add them in the comments below…