the change.

One Friday, a friend of mine went for Solah Jumaah when we were in Medan last time. After prayer, he went out of the mosque and notice a small kid has polished and waxed his shoes nicely. My friend asked for the cost of his service and the boy charged it 50 cent. Because my friend had felt so satisfied with his service, he decided to give him two ringgit. The small boy was so awed by the amount of money, he felt reluctant to accept the money without providing my friend with some extra service. But my friend said “It’s sadaqah. Just take it” and he smiled. The little boy sat on his lap, still feeling wondered by his rezki that day and perhaps thinking he could take a ‘day off’. Perhaps this is his only day off this year.

It breaks our tears to hear this. We spend our money luxury on daily basis, some even on ridiculous things while others fight for a single penny. Our talks start with 10 to 50 ringgit, but some out there can only count 10 cents per day.

Have we been grateful?

#10 Ramadhan Reflection: tie a heart

The radio was playing this nasyeed repetitively on our way to Iftar (break our fast) yesterday.  Me and friends, we went to our sister house to break fasting in Jamaah. We cooked, we teased, we laughs, we shared stories, we prayed, we recite doa’s, we filled our heart with love and be contented by everyone’s presence; indeed these are beautiful moments.
During this Ramadhan, make time to build and strengthen the ukhwah. Build ukhwah because of Allah. Because those whom we had ukhwah with are those who are going to pray for our well-being. May Allah bless us. Ameen.

#9 Ramadhan Reflection: a dream

This video was shared over by a friend but I wasn’t able to watch until now.
Subhanallah, if only we know how lucky we were to live another month in Ramadhan. Check this talk by Ustadh Majed Mahmoud to know why a Martyr (Shaheed) gets to go into Jannah (Paradise) second after a man who died in normal death.
May we get to see more Ramadhan in life and be part of its soul. May all of us dream of Jannah because there’s no better ending than to that. Ameen.

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