By: Oyon Ajmain
A lot of the times we complain as to why the Muslims lack unity and why we fight one another? We often wonder, why can’t we all just listen to one another, take advice and give advice to each other without the need to hate each other?
This is because everybody in society likes to be the leader and nobody wants to take orders. The same way, the elder sibling always wants to have authority over the younger sibling even if the younger sibling may be more qualified. The older sibling will exert his authority every now and then on the younger sibling by annoying or hitting him. He will get jelous when the younger sibling proceeds him in anything.
This is how the muslims have become, everyone thinks they have become the older sibling just after gaining a tiny bit of knowledge. In reality we should all act like the younger sibling and humble ourselves in front of everyone else and treat them as elder siblings. Verily there is wisdom and reward in the patient young sibling.
By: Oyon Ajmain
These last two days after Ramadan everytime in the daytime when I feel hungry or thirsty I stop myself from eating, because in the back of my head I still have Ramadan on my mind and it feels unnatural to eat during the day after not eating in the day for so long. Alhamdulillah we have the ability to go outside and just eat something anywhere we want and go to our fridges and eat something at any given time of the day, whether it be at 4am or at 2pm. Imagine all those kids in Gaza, Syria, Africa and all of the other oppressed and third world countries, where the children don’t get to eat for so long in their life that they must find it unnatural when they get given food. The happiness they must feel is not even close to the happiness we feel when we can eat during the day, after Ramadan passes. For them the struggle is everyday and they have no choice about it.
So please take some time out today to just say Alhamdulillah for what Allah has given, make sincere du’a for the less fortunate that their thirst and hunger may be quenched and if you can then donate to a charity that you know can make a difference inshaAllah.