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"Why are you full of vanity, young people? The young man who revels in his muscular arms, and likes to show them off; or the young girl who gets up in the morning and admires the beauty of her form. She puts on her tight dress and goes out knowing that “dogs will holler” (i.e. men with a “dog mentality”), and she doesn’t mind because her value of herself is in the shape of her body, not in the quality of her character and the beauty of her mind."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Minster Farrakhan

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Fight for Life: vanity part iii

Posted July 15, 2017
By Qaadir Naqib

​​​Our world as we know it is fast moving and we all desire a place in the race before the curtains close, right? Some of us create false images of ourselves to fit into a crowd of people that we can't be ourselves around, or whom we don't trust enough to be vulnerable with. This is truly a disgrace to God himself because he equipped us with everything that we need to be uniquely  ourselves, and for us to hide who we are is such a slap in the face to God.

Have you ever gave someone something and the next time you saw the gift that you bought, it was on the floor or not even open? How would you feel? Well just imagine God going through all the planning to create us, connecting our parents together to mix a little of this with a little of that, just to create us. What we do is grow up afraid to be ourselves.

I remember watching an interview with Akon and he was saying that a lot of his friends did not know that he could sing. He said that singing wasn't cool for a guy to do on his block. He said that after they heard him they started to encourage him and then when he started getting known they really started pushing him. Now look at Akon's success today, he's doing amazing things with his money and has been able to make other people's dreams come true as well.

The point that I'm making is be yourself. It's your right.

Vanity stops us from being ourselves. Vanity ruins our ability to function properly and that is why most peoples New Year resolutions don't get accomplished, because vanity is at the root of it. Have you ever looked at a vanity mirror? Most of them are designed to show the on looker multiple images of themselves.

Why? 

Fight 4 Life NO EXCUSES practical application
1) Drink plenty of water you and fruit or veggies for flavor and other health benefits. 
 
2) Read for 15 minutes before going to bed.
 
3) Exercise for 10-15 minutes before leaving the house.
4) ATONE with whomever atonement is needed with.

Sincerely,
Your Brother and Servant
The Wellness Preacher 

So fresh and so clean


Qaadir’ Naqib is the founder of “Fight 4 Life” NO EXCUSES, a non-profit organization that was inspired through his journey of losing weight. He became known as The Wellness Preacher. He has organized numerous events and fundraisers in cities from Pasadena, California to Phoenix, AZ.

In 2015, He was inspired to send a group of youth from his hometown to Washington D.C for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. Qaadir', who co-created J.O.E 626, grew up in a single parent home in a neighborhood known for gang violence and drugs. He was able to break free from the chains of his environment and started to mentor young males with a goal of preventing them from going down the wrong path in life. In the fall of 2016, he launched a 12 week manhood training course for young men from ages 8-18.