Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Reach Out Today!

BismIlah wa as salaamu alaikum wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh!

Do something today. Reach out to somebody. Offer them something of yourself: your smile, your support, your prayer rug, a tasty treat. Share a mind-blowing Hadith Qudsi. Share a touching story of how Allah has blessed you. Share your favorite surah of Quran and why you love it. Invite someone to pray with you. Move the rock or stick in the path, or toy in the hallway LOL, so others can pass . Hold the door open for someone. Kiss your husband on his cheek as you walk past his chair. Bake your family's favorite cookies. Every one of these things is a sadaqah... and they don't even cost a penny.

"Verily, those who give Sadaqat, men and women, and lend to Allah a goodly loan, it shall be increased manifold and theirs shall be an honorable good reward." [Quran 57:18]

You give in charity and Allah, swt, rewards you.

"Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he (or she) is a true believer, verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world) with respect, and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do." [Quran 16:97]

You may also be rewarded by a smile of gratitude or a warm thank you from the person or people you reach out to, but that is just an added bonus. The rewards start coming from the very minute you start thinking about what you can do to reach out. They just keep flowing as you prepare, make your intention, and act. How can we pass up such an opportunity for a flow of rewards that lead to a big gush when we do the good deed?

"... but His plan is to test you in what He has given you; so strive as in a race in good deeds..." [Quran 5:48]

What are these rewards? The good deeds that are recorded by the Angel on your right side. "Then, as for him who will be given his Record in his right hand, He surely will receive an easy reckoning" [Quran 84:7-8]

It's all about Jennah... everything else is insignificant.


  1. As Salaamu Alaikum Mai! Ramadan Mubarak. I really enjoyed your post. It was beautifully said and I found it to be very helpful to me.

  2. Wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh Ana.

    I pray your Ramadan is going beautifully and that it is successful in every way. I'm glad something is of help to someone. May you be rewarded richly for your every good deed, including "reaching out" to me with your lovely comment - ameen!