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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Honesty... in all forms

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu,Bismillah Hirah'manir Raheem.
Allahuma Sali'ala sayidina Muhammadin nabiyil ummi wa 'Ala ali wa sahbihi wa salim.

I pray that the readers of this blog are in good health and Imaan, Insha'Allah.

On the bus today, I witnesses a very interesting incident that got me thinking for a while; many people who would have witnessed it would have seen it as a bit of gossip to tell one another however I like to think we can learn something from it rather than gossip about it to one another.

The story goes something like this...
Today I was on my way to a friends house and to get there I had to take the bus. Alhamdulilah the bus came quickly and took all of its passengers with it on the bus. In london the cost of a bus fare of an adult is £1.50 and for a child under the age of 16 they are entitled to go free if they have a special 'under 16's pass card'- otherwise they can not come onto the bus.

As I was getting on to the bus I showed the bus conductor my ticket and went to sit down next to the window, the next stop came and there were alot of people at the bus stop who wanted to get onto the bus.I noticed that there was a woman who was keen to come onto the bus and as she came on the bus, she was able to the dodge the bus conductor in such a way where she did not have to show any ticket because she quickly walked into the crowd that were showing their tickets and it looked like she was one of them.

I noticed that she did not pay for her ticket but simply came on the bus for a free ride, and she found it funny that she was able to slip away from paying her fare. Those passengers who had already been on the bus from a previous stop all witnessed the situation. It left me contemplating on the scenario, as it happens all the time on the bus and there even our own muslims out there who do the same things.

The thought behind it..
The prophet salialahualayhi wassalam said:
"Honesty descended from the heavens and settled in the roots of the hearts of men (faithful believers), and then the Quran was revealed and the people read the Quran, (and learnt it from it) and also learnt it from the sunnah." -Bukhari

Honesty is something that our Beloved Prophet salialahualayhi wassalam taught the muslim ummah to have, to have honesty should not just be with ones tongue, but also with ones wealth and with ones every action. To be honest is to have fairness and selflessness in our hearts and more importantly to be honest is to fear Allah subhana wa ta'ala.

Subhana'Allah yesterday seeing that incident made me realise how people totally forget the teachings of the Prophet saliahualayhi wassalam just like that, and what for? For a free bus ride. Surely it can't hurt that much to pay £1.50. It is as though we sell our Imaan for that price! Is it really worth not paying a fare for the sake of our Imaan?...Of course not, however it should even be about that

Everything action we make, every word we speak, every thought we think, every tear we cry, every wrong action we do, every right action we do is all Seen and Heard by Allah subhana wa ta'ala. Are we so low as to speak a lie or to be dishonest in front of Allah? Do we not fear Him watching everything we do ?
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May Allah shower His infinite mercy upon us, may He guide us along the straight path. May He forgive our sins that we commit knowingly and unknowingly. May give us the ability to understand the true meaning of Islam. Ameen wa thuma ameen.

Duaas greatly reqeusted.
Wassalamualaykum warahmatullah

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