Saturday, 28 January 2017

A matlabi!

Never consider somebody a MATLABI:
He only calls me when he needs something!"
How often do we hear the above statement in our gatherings and assemblies? A person who only ever calls because he needs something. Know, O brother and sister in Islam, that when a person is afflicted with a calamity or a trial of much hardship, they only ever remember people of help. A specific handful of people whom Allah has raised over others and granted them the ability - after the will of Allah - to support, relieve and comfort. 

Thus, if someone only ever calls in a time of hardship, or when they are in need of something, it is because they know you to be a person of help, one who grants comfort and ease, and one who specifically goes out his way to try and make things better. What an honourable characteristic and etiquette to have; to be known as someone who lends a hand, even to people that hardly ever keep in contact! So praise Allah that there are people that see you as the one that can help and grant comfort in times of great hardship and pain, and always remember that the Prophet ๏ทบ said:
"Allah will always help His slave, so long as though the slave helps his brother." [Reported by Muslim]
"Do not feel bad if people remember you when they need something. Rather feel privileged that you are like a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness."
Shaykh Abu Muhammad Saleh

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