As usual.. hamdan thoyyiban mubarakan fiihi 'ala kulli hal ..
The article from The Raise really makes me eager to write something here. Since the article was in English, let it be like that. I just love the way his/her words sound.
“..You’ll attend twenty interviews to get one scholarship. You’ll interview forty people to find one good employee. You’ll talk to fifty people to sell one book, one car, one perfume, or even one vacuum cleaner. You might meet a hundred acquaintances just to find one special friend. When we understand the Law of the Seed we don’t get so disappointed or angry. We stop feeling like victims. We learn how to deal with things that happen to us. Laws of nature are not things to take personally. We just need to understand them, and work with them.”
“..Demand less, and instead, have preferences! For things that are beyond our control, it’s ok. Don’t get upset. This is really a change in mindset. It is a shift in attitude, and it gives us more peace of mind. We prefer that people are polite, but if they are rude, it’s ok, it doesn’t ruin our day.”
“.. It is easier to change our thinking... It is our attitude attending the problem...”
As a full time Muslims, we have to be consistent in performing the Da’wah for the cause of Allah. This is a must, because Allah has enjoined the noble duty to His Messenger and hence, to do likewise is a sunnah. Allah also stresses that among those who do not loss their lives, as time passes by, are those who are patient and consistent in enjoining the Truth.
(Surah al-Muddathir: 1-7)
“By the time, verily men are in loss, except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and join (together) in the mutual enjoining of Truth, and of patience and constancy.”
(Surah al-‘Asr: 1-3)
Allah did not promise that the way would be easy. But He did promise that He would be with you in every single step of your life, as long as you want Him to. It’s not easy to get easy. We have to be consistent in inviting people to Islam. We should try to be regular in doing Da’wah within our abilities, because Allah loves those deeds that are done constantly even though they may be few.
Don’t care how many times we have tried, we can’t give up. Even how often we failed, we must not let go the chances that Allah give to us. Keep it up! Show your extraordinary things!
“Truly my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Rabb (Only God, Cherisher and Sustainers) of the Worlds.”
(Surah al-An’am: 162)
p/s: just like the theme of this blog; A chef cooks a meal for people to eat.. I wanna be the 'chef' who serves 'delicious foods' for everybody even though I'm not that good.. at least I give a try :)