In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, Ever Merciful
“Fateh Bhai, can I share a life lesson?”
I am fortunate enough to take the weekly Atfal Talim class, this weekend we had the Atfal General meeting during which we discuss general items and Atfal have the chance to share any interesting thing’s they have been up to. A few Atfal mentioned they recently celebrated their birthday’s for which they were advised to pray thanks to Allah and give sadqa, one Tifl shared that he finished his Star Wars replica shop using Lego.
It was then that a Tifl, Azfer Hasni, used the Microsoft Teams icon to virtually raise his hand and said “Fateh Bhai, can I share a life lesson?” At first I was a bit taken aback as it’s not often you hear people share life lessons in interactive sessions let alone Atfal. I granted him permission to share, and what he said next was truly a life lesson not only for the Atfal on the call but for us all. He started by telling us all that he recently took part in the Regional Waqf-e-Nau rally. He then went on to say that he was angry that he did not receive an award (not angry at the organizers but rather at himself). He then advised that he had chance to reflect and realized that had he had prepared better then he would have had a better chance of achieving an award and that he will try harder next time.
What a great story to share, those 2 minutes he spent talking really allowed us to realize that although there are times we become angry in life, we should relax, reflect and come up with a plan to ensure we do not find ourselves in a similar situation next time.
His story is like the Bedoin and the Camel, what did ourt Beloved Master the Holy Prophet Muhammad S.A.W advise?
Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, the hadith outlines the story of a Bedouin man who was leaving his camel without tying it. The Prophet (PBUH) asked him “Why don’t you tie down your camel?” The Bedouin answered, “I put my trust in Allah.” The Prophet then replied, “Tie your camel first, and then put your trust in Allah.”
Similarly, this Tifl came to the realization that one must make effort in order to achieve.
May Allah enable us all to always work hard and keep our trust in Allah, especially when it comes to Jamaat work.