Friday, May 8, 2009

What you choose to see

Assalaamu alaykum

Today I passed a drunk while I was walking home.
He was heading home too, I guess, with a beer open in his pocket, staggering.
As I passed him I made a silent wish that he would fall down to the bushes next to him and learn a lesson (my positivity is not something I can count on every moment).

I passed him and for a reason I don't remember, I turned back and I saw him on the ground. As drunk as he was, he could not get up from there.
Then I saw a brother approaching him, and before I turned away again, I saw how he offered his hand for the drunk and helped him up.

He helped him up, even I am sure that people alike the drunk call him names, offend him and ridicule him. Even I am sure that if he was to fall, they would not be there to offer their helping hand.
And still, he offered that drunk his hand, cleansed with the wudu for the jumuah prayer.

He offered his hand.

Narrated 'Abdullah: As if I am looking at the Prophet while he was speaking about one of the prophets whose people have beaten and wounded him, and he was wiping the blood off his face and saying, "O Lord! Forgive my people as they do not know."

Abu Hurairah reported that Tufail ibn `Amr Ad-Dawsi and his companions came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Messenger! the people of the tribe of Daws disobeyed and refused to follow you; so invoke Allah against them." The people said, "The tribe of Daws is ruined." The Prophet said, "O Allah! give guidance to the people of Daws, and let them embrace Islam." (Al-Bukhari)

and the drunk took it.
Maybe after all, he did learn a lesson, but better than the one I had in mind.


  1. U caught me at a good time lol. Thankyou for the comment, and may Allah reward you for your efforts on this blog to inspire others to improve themselves. I look forward to readig more from you.

  2. Assalamu Alaikum

    Very beautiful and a though provoking. JazakAllahuKhiran as always! I loved it, I think I will have to read it again! ---May Allah guide the man and bless the brother and you!

  3. jazakAllahu khairan brother! I think it is a blessing to be able to view things from different perspectives, I think blogging world offers great window for that, also for me to reflect on fresh iman like yours mashaAllah.

    wassalamu alaykum wa iyyaaki sis!
    I think this was my hall of shame-moment, but you know I think this incident well reflects where I stand now.

  4. I don't blame you one bit for your silent prayer! But, I'm glad he was helped up. Inshallah perhaps it will effect him to where he won't do this next time. Mashallah what a great post! Love you sweetie.

  5. As Salaam Alaikum,

    I agree that this was a thought-provoking post. It is always good to receive a reminder to try to help others somehow because you never know that that one hand you offered in help, or the cool water offered on a hot day, or the smile given to one non-Muslim person (who maybe became a Muslim because of your act of kindness) will be that one act that will tip your scale for entry into Jannah. SubhanAllah.

    Thank you for visiting me. I am enjoying what I am reading on your blog.


  6. Wassalaamu alaykum,

    jazakillahu khairan for your comments.
    I think the way we view things and act upon them is surely something to reflect on.
    I think it tells more about ourselves than we would like to admit.

    And yes, kindness is one of the best forms of dawah IMHO.

  7. Assalamu Aleikum,

    That was a very touching post. Please continue to write as the deen needs you! Great blog.

  8. wassalaamu alaykum

    jazakillahu khairan. May Allah give me something to give to others and may He shower His blessings on all the Muslimeen amin .

  9. Salamu Alaikum

    I miss your blog...come back!

  10. Missing you sweetie! Hope you are well.


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