Assalamualaykum wr wbt
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said, “Every day the sun rises charity (Sadaqah) is due on every joint of a person: you administer justice between two men is a charity; and assisting a man to mount his beast, or helping him load his luggage on it is a charity; and a good word is a charity; and every step that you take (towards the mosque) for Salat (prayer) is a charity and removing harmful things from the road is a charity”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Setting the Callibre
Afifah took the files and as fast as her legs could carry, she brisk walked towards the administration building. Already 17 hours working, she still has some more hours to go. She quickly looked at her phone. No messages. Surely, the other All praises to Allah awj, after wrestling through with some smackdowns and runaways, alhamdulillah, she managed to recompose back to self, and think and plan. After 7 years of studying for a degree, and as she walked through the buzzing hospitals with 1001 facial expressions along the corridor,she thought again. This career indeed is exhausting no doubt, but the reward of being able to do this, just makes her happy. Surely, it requires abundance of sacrifices, but the aftermath where patients smile for they have gotten better despite them giving out to you the day before, the warmth of the kids chatting happily post fever attacks and the light taps on the shoulder by your colleagues after a long day, wraps the heart like nothing else can. The chance to be able to sit down brisking through, diving into patients’ hearts, even if only 0.01% of it makes sense. The trust they give to you when no other people they could tell their deepest secrets. The reward of us visiting ill people and them making duaas for those who helped them to heal. It just gives you that indescribable feeling of looking forward to ask Allah for more.
Even the smallest act can change one’s life biidhnillah, you never know what makes the scale of good deeds become heavier, Allah Knows Best.
True, life’s get tough and at some moments we tumble a lot. She does. A lot, and when she tumble, she asks Allah, “Ya Allah, make me a good tumbler.” 🙂 Because tumblers are us, but what differentiates us is how we tumble, the attitude of facing it, how we find different measures to tumble in a more ‘fashionable’ way next time, insh’Allah. Meaning, improving self in those falls, and not to keep tumbling and not getting up. Afifah signed off, looking forward for another interesting hour, she knows it requires a lot of sacrifices, the only thing is what is best to sacrifice in the cleverest manner.
Alhamdulillah. Lesson number one learnt, to be implemented.
Do lots, expect less, for every blessing you get is indeed a ‘bonus’ from Allah azza wa jalla.
Funny story of the week : I did lots of nametags without the DR at the front, hoping at least, no one would recognize me shining too brightly with the title… then the admin told me it’s a must to have the DR and… the hospital’s making for us those…for free… soq… 🙂
Ar-Rahman is the Entirely Merciful whose “All-inclusive mercy gives to both the worthy and unworthy. The mercy of God is perfect and all-inclusive. It is perfect in the sense that He not only wills the satisfaction of the needs of the needy but actually satisfies them. It is all-inclusive in that it includes the worthy and the unworthy, this life and that which is to come and encompasses the essentials, needs and advantages which go beyond them. Thus He is in truth the Compassionate absolutely,”
I ask Allah Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem to Grant sabr in our deepest hearts, thankfulness in midst of buzzing hours and abundance of goodness in every situation He AWJ Puts us into.
May Allah Ease and grant antunna the best biidhnillah, and please keep the ummah in your duaas.