Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A Gift...

My day began as any other day... I continued doing my duties for Madrassah and for work. However, during midday I received a package, very nicely packed I must admit, sitting on my desk.

I was expecting a package, but I had no knowledge of what was inside (and no idea that it would be so delicately packaged).

I sat there, with a big grin I must admit, and started to tear open the package. When I finally got to what was inside, after removing all the measures taken to protect the item, I got to what was 'mine'.

It's always good to share, but the hand-made frame that was inside totally belongs to me. And I thought I would take this opportunity to thank the person who went to such effort to make something so beautiful for me.

I pray to Allah the He removes all calamities from your path and the path of those who are associated with you. I pray that He keeps you and you family safe from all harm and sadness. May He fill you life with happiness and make you successful in all that you choose to do. Finally, I pray that makes you smile through each day and give you the inclination and will power to get closer to Him and win His favours. May He grant you Jannatul Firdaus. Aameen.


Point 1

The religion of Islam is such that Allah teaches us to be thankful towards Him and furthermore He tells us through our beloved messenger صلي الله عليه و سلم that we should also be thankful towards the people.

من لم يشكر الناس لم يشكر الله
[Sunan Tirmidhi]

"He who is not thankful towards the people
is not thankful towards Allah"

Therefore, it is vital for us to thank Allah by also thanking the people.

Point 2

The gift was really precious to both me and my friend who sent it; this was evident from the packing. It took me nearly five minutes to take out the frame from the packing.

The packing was the evidence of the value of what was inside. Similarly, Allah Ta'ala has value for the heart of a believer and has given it the best of packing; the human body.

Allah Ta'ala's gift to man is the heart within his chest. This gift has been wrapped by Allah and given it and it is obvious that we are expected to take care of it.

It we destroy a gift through negligence or due to lack of appreciation then surely the person who gives us a gift will feel that we don't 'deserve' any more gifts from him or will not make an effort to send us any gifts.

However, Allah is merciful and we may see that He again sends us more gifts in life. However, we have to realise that this may be through His mercy and as the Lord and not as a friend and beloved. However, this gift gives us an opportunity once again to gain the favours of Allah.

May Allah give us all the inclination to show gratitude towards all of His gifts. May He give us the understanding to be thankful towards people in order to show our appreciation towards Him. Aameen.


Umm Zahra said...

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah

Ameen wa thuma ameen to the duaas.
Jazak'Allah khair for sharing another though provoking post, alhamdulilah.

I think this is one of my favourite posts.
Please keep me in your duaas.

Umm Hamzah said...

Assalamu alaykum,

Jazakallah khair. Ameen to the duas. May Allah accept your duas for your friend.


Anonymous said...

Lol thats cute :)

may Allah Ta'ala increase the love between u two.

Ameen to the many beautiful duas.


ajnabi said...

Assalamualykum.may Allah accept your duas and also the commenters duas as well.That was sweet of the person to give you something,may Allah reward them.Thank you again for answering my questions.jazakAllah.inshaAllah, someday ill be able to return the favour,Assalamualykum.

comicsans said...

Brother, this post touched my heart more than your other posts.
Jazakh Allah and may Khuda ta'ala save us from Satan's tactics. Ameen

Ahmed said...

Great post mashallah and some good points to reflect upon.

One thing tho' 5 minutes to open the package?!! You must have been careful opening it, I wudave been so excited it would have been out in under 90 seconds!!


Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Umm Zahra

Jazakallah for the comments and words of encouragement.

As you don't have commenting on your blog I don't get to say this, but you have some exceptional posts too Masha Allah. It is always a pleasure to read your updates. Keep the posts coming and do remember me in your Duas.

Umm Hamza

Jazakallah for the comments and Aameen to the Duas. Please remember me and the entire Ummah of our beloved Nabi صلي الله عليه و سلم in your Duas.


Jazakallah for the comments. It seems like I haven't seen you drop by for a while. Maybe it's because you don't sign in to your blogger account and comment as anonymous with your name written at the bottom.

Anyways, Aameen to the Duas. Please remember me and my friend also in your Duas and you are always in our Duas.


Aameen to the Duas and may Allah make the giving of gifts a means of increasing love for one another. Aameen.

Please remember me in your Duas as much as possible, Insha Allah that will be more than returning the favour.


Jazakallah for the comments. I am glad to hear that this post was touching for you. May Allah give us all the zeal and inclination to act upon all the knowledge we have and acquire. Aameen.

Please do remember me in your Duas also.

Brother Ahmed

Jazakallah for the comments and the Duas and the words on encouragement and generally for stopping by.

Oh the package took extra long to open because the gift wrapped within it was very valuable and precious. I knew I had to be very careful. So I guess that justifies my five minutes.

90 seconds?? That reminds me of a t-shirt my nephew wears... "Naught to Naughty in sixty seconds"... which is not accurate, he can do it well within 3 seconds!!

Please remember me in your Duas.


Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum,

^lol at ahmed bhai n ur reply to him. i dunno how u could have taken so long. i'd probably have scissors ready on the side.

Don't worry, i'll be commentin here whetehr anonymous or not, sumtimes i cant b bothered to eneter username etc. (well actually dunno if u'd b worrying at all, more like releived, lol).

Anyways, can't wait till ur nect post on one of ur blogs... a post from brother Adam soon?



ajnabi said...

assalamoalikum...i was just wondering what illness it is you have if you dont mind telling me.if this question seems out of range dont bother accepting the comment ill understand.Assalamoalykum.

Anonymous said...

Yea whatever happened to brother adam posting?


Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Sister Aisha

Jazakallah for the comment. I guess I’m quite patient when it comes to things like that. I just take my time.

Its good to see your comments whether it is through logging into your blogger account or as anonymous.

Insha Allah I am hoping to update soon and I should be getting in touch with brother Adam to give us a small taster of what he has to share with us.

Remember me in your Duas.


Alhumdulillah, there is no major ‘illness’ as such, just a few collective, minor health problems that are causing quite a bit of distress. The most concerning at the moment is my stomach problems, for which the problem can’t be pin-pointed. Additionally, I am having a few stabbing pains in the stomach and I have appendicitis.

Please do remember me in your Duas.


Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum,

May Allah Ta'ala give u ajrun hasanah for ur patience. Ameen.

Please remeber me in your precious duas (this is to anyone who is reading this at the moment).



Umm Zahra said...


Jazaka'Allah for the words of encouragement.
Likewise, it's also a pleasure to read your posts.

Duaas kindly requested.

Ajnabi said...

Assalamualykum.Are you getting treatment for the appendicitis?May Allah,the Great grant you cure from your illnesses,Ameen.Have sabr.Surely youll be remembered in my duas,inshaAllah.Allah test those whom he loves,right.correct me if im wrong there.jazakAllah for everything brother zain,ameen.youre in my duas.Assalamualykum.

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Sister Umm Zahra

I pray to Allah that He keeps you, your family and friends, in the best of health and Imaan and that He elevates in the eyes of the people and keeps you humble at the same time. I pray that He gives you the inclination and ability to continue your beneficial writings. Aameen.

You're in my Duas, I pray that I am in yours also.


Jazakallah for the Duas. I pray to Allah that He makes any suffering in this world a reason for my sins to be forgiven. I pray to Him to not burden me with any calamity that I am not able to bear. I pray that He forgives me without punishing me, not in this world, nor the hereafter.

I am on medication and Insha Allah along with medication Duas and supplications also. Please continue to remember me in your Duas. I pray to Allah that He accepts your Duas and gives you the greatest of rewards. Aameen.


Anonymous said...

Ameen to the beautiful duas.


Aishah aka xmuslimahx (please remeber me in ur duas also!)

Umm Hamzah said...

Asalamu alaykum,

Pray that u are well Maulana and that ur health improves Inshallah...

Please do not hesitate to remember me in ur much precious duas. Jazakallah.

Continue the beneficial and enlightening work work. may Allah Ta'ala grant u the hajar for it in this dunya and the hereafter. Ameen.