Sunday, 29 March 2015

Help the poor/needy - Win ALLAH's support

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of ALLAH, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



(see attached image also)

Some posts are circulated on Facebook with the title "Thought Avalanche" promising to do wonders to yourself and people around you if you rotate them. What we in fact need are those kinds of thoughts which could motivate us into positive action and to perform good deeds in real life, and not just make us confined to thoughts alone!

In a poor country like Pakistan, there are plenty of opportunities to find and help the poor & needy who are truly "deserving", though it is admitted there is no dearth of actors here. If you are sincere about finding truly deserving people and to help them, then you will find countless ways to help them (with money as well with whatever 'surplus' we own in the house depending on what we are able to discard). And remember, by helping them, you bring ALLAH's (swt) support on your side because the poor or needy person always prays from his/her heart for you when you help him/her. But help them in secret without making a show of it and in private. If they are on streets, then obviously you cannot hide your good deed. 

Sometimes giving a person a lift while you are on a motorbike can also be good. Just evaluate quickly by that person's appearance if he is harmless. But never give a lift on a car to someone because that 'could' turn out dangerous for you. 

We cannot be always helpful to others and certainly not all the time. It is not humanly possible. We cannot be like our Dear Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa-Alaihi Wassallam) or Mother Teresa. A little difference we make here and there can still go a long way in pleasing the One and Only One Almighty ALLAH (swt). 

This life will end one day, but the afterlife is for eternity. Helping the poor/needy cannot be ignored but being good to our close ones around us has its own priority. Everything needs to be in balance! 

In the book "Maut ka manzar - marnay kay baad kya hoga" (The scene of death - what will happen after death), which was published in the 1950s, the writer has described on the basis of Ahadith how on the Judgment day, the beggars and poor people whom we helped in this world "would be able to" help our accounts tilt more towards the good deeds and thus "we might be" able to escape hellfire in sha ALLAH. However, there are other details involved as well, the knowledge of which we should continuously aim to seek from good senior scholars of Islam with Qur'anic teachings as the basis of course. 

Now, you have two options. Either you can ignore this message or you can share it with your contacts through email as well as posting it on social media. If you share it and act on the message also, then you have created a "Good Deed Avalanche". The attached image could be used with this post also to motivate people.  

NOTE: The name of the undersigned is not important to share - It is only given to to convey that this is an original post. However, for original whole articles, ethics do demand that the name of a writer be mentioned.


- S Roman Ahsan.

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