Feb 13, 2008

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
Insha'Allah you are all doing well.

I was searching some things up on the internet when I came across this story.

Once, a visitor was being shown around a leper colony in India. The colony was built to provide a shelter for those people who were poor and had various physical disabilities. At noon a gong sounded to gather the inhabitants for the midday meal. People came from all parts of the compound to the dining hall. Suddenly, everyone started laughing at seeing two young men; one riding on the other's back, pretending to be a horse and a rider. They were having lots of fun. As the visitor watched, he was told that the man who carried his friend was blind, and the man being carried was lame (who couldn't walk). The one who couldn't see used his feet; the one who couldn't walk used his eyes. Together they helped each other and reached their destination.

SubhanAllah, what a motivating story. This story should be a lesson. Let us use each other's strengths to make up for the weaknesses of others. Our strength is in unity, not in division. Allah (SWT) says to us:

"And hold fast,
All together, by the rope
Which Allah (stretches out for you),
and be not divided among yourselves;"
[Al-Qur’an 3:103]

It is a fact that Muslims are divided. The Glorious Qur’an is the rope of Allah which all Muslims should “hold fast together”. Islam believes in fostering unity amongst its followers. Insha’Allah, Allah (SWT) will give us the strength and ability to stay together.

Oh Allah, grant us good in this world and in the hereafter and save us from the punishment of the hellfire. Ameen.

ma’asalaam =)


AllAboutAsma said...


Jazak'Allah khair for the reminder.

One thing I would like to add is that we should also strive to do our best to hold onto the Sunnah.

We must not let go of the Sunnah. Who better else to teach us about Islam and how to live than our beloved RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam?

May Allah keep you firm upon the truth. Ameen