Friday, December 26, 2008



Thank God its Friday. Not only because it is the day of Jumuah but because the Christmas madness is OVER. Yesterday Alhamdullilah I escaped the madness and attended Muslim camp, it goes on until Sunday InshaAllah, and I may attend again today or tommorrow InshaAllah.

It was so refreshing...until I got back (it was out of town), and I could feel the difference in attitude from some Muslims who took part in Christmas celebrations. I met with one disappointment and then another. It was like I was being egged on to get angry by their comments, but I know it was just whisperings from the shaytaan the accursed.

Instead of getting angry, I just felt a little sad :-(. The day then became 'mixed emotion day'

Maybe next year..they wont take part InshaAllah.

On another note....if you are ever feeling taken advantage of, or that people are being selfish, remember this hadith

Narrated Abdullah:
Allah's Apostle said to us, "You will see after me, selfishness (on the part of other people) and other matters that you will disapprove of." They asked, "What do you order us to do, O Allah's Apostle? (under such circumstances)?" He said, "Pay their rights to them (to the rulers) and ask your right from Allah." (Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 88 :: Hadith 175 )

Sometimes its hard to think like this, especially when people seem to take you for granted, but we should focus on doing things for the pleasure of ALLAH Subhana wa ta ala and seek our reward from HIM alone. HE will never disappoint us, if we focus on pleasing people, they will always disappoint, so we should help people and do good deeds seeking ALLAH's reward and not theirs, and Alhamdullilah contentment will follow.
So we should ALWAYS give people their rights, no matter what, and try to control ourselves from 'reacting' negatively to their attitude.

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