Friday, January 27, 2006

Syurga disebabkan anjing...

Todays Friday prayer's khtubah was quite interesting. It was given by Pak Dani an Indoesian that will compltete his PhD at the end of this semester. He told a story... About a guy who lived a long long long long long long time ago. I cant remeber exactly when. Well, this guy was a very bad bad bad bad bad person. Never had it crossed his mind to do a good deed. Never!!! Well, one day he was walking in the desert and the sun was blazing hot. He got dehydrated and was searching for water to drink. Luckily he found some. I dont know how, the details were spared by Pak Dani...

While he was drinking, a dog passed by and was also thirsty. This guy that had never done good in his life suddenly gave the dog a drink of water. Maybe it was the 1st time that he had shared something with another in his life... Shared something not with a human, but with a dog in a desert... He felt compelled to do so with no reason. That's the end of episode 1...


This is how I pictured the bad guy...

Episode 2. Years later after the bad guy had died, a very pios man had a dream. In his dream he saw the bad guy. Not in hell, but was among those waiting to go to heaven. Pak Dani gave the moral of the story... What ever you do, you must do it with your heart. It is with this act that your deed would be deemed the best of what you had done by Allah. The bad guy's act of giving water to the dog had spared him from going to hell... If you want to give charity, start of with someting small. Most of us cannot afford to give away something dear or expensive. Maybe we physically or financially can afford it, but spiritually some of us just cant. We are not sincere when donating so much. Withour sincerity our actions mean nothing... Start of small and make it a habit... Hopefully it'll grow to better things...


This is how I pictured him at the end of the story...
1st impressions always deceive...

I dont know how true this story is, but sure makes me want to give water to dogs...

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