The cure to speaking jitters

I once said to Ml. Gulfraz that I am not able to give speeches as I become self-conscious which drains all the sincerity out of me - the speech becomes more about me and less about the listeners. He gave advice that was counter-intuitive but proved to be effective. He said,

Do the speeches nonetheless and in time the nervousness will go - [all that will remain will be sincerity].

All that is needed is to want change genuinely, start sincerely and get on with it. Leave the rest to Allah almighty. Let us not allow Shaytan to deceive us from doing what is right.

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Muhammad Saifur Rahman Nawhami
6 Ramadan 1432
6 August 2011

Date (AH): 
02/10/1435
Date (CE): 
Saturday, December 14, 2013
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