Monday, July 7, 2008

Pearls & Gem from Surah Al Maun [Letter 107]


In these tumultuous moments in our lives with rising cost of living and very uncertain national political landscape marked by daily barrage of innuendos and counter innuendos which margined on the ridiculous, I find in this short Surah,Surah Al Maun, a lot of relief.In the totality of things,at the end of the day,one is not judged by how big you are in the eyes of man [ie Wakil Raayat,Ketua bahagian,minister ,prime minister ,CEO,millionaire ,billionaire] but by the little kindnesses and the natural generosity of heart as we amble along in our daily life :

"Hast thou observe him who belieth religion?[1]That is he who repelleth the orphan,[2]And urgeth not the feeding of the needy.[3]Ah !woe unto the worshippers[4]Who are heedless of their prayer,[5]Who would be seen seen[at worship] [6]Yet refuse small kindnesses ![7]"

Many make great show of hollow act of greatness, goodness, devotion and charity but failed miserably if one test them with little acts of neighbourly help of charity,courtesies and small little kindnesses of daily life.Allahualam.

Dr Nik Howk

1 comment:

MBI said...

Last paragraph - how true. Keep up your great insights, doc.