Monday, September 3, 2012

On being righteous


We have said this before and we'll say it again, we are all 'work in progress'. As we move on in life, we are faced with a myriad of challenges on a daily basis. There are, needless to say, many things or situations that are beyond our control. We can only do so much. Things happen.

The Prophet s.a.w had done his ultimate best to preach and guide people to good, yet he couldn't avoid having people throwing stones at him and doing all sorts of things to humiliate him. We cannot control how other people would act or react toward us, but we can surely control our reactions toward their actions. And we draw strength from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. We rely on shafaat of Rasulullah s.a.w. We hope for barakah of awliyaAllah and the du'a of the habaib and solehin. We are nothing on our own. We cannot depend on our amal to protect us for our amal is insignificant. We can only offer a sincere and truthful heart in wanting to be good and to keep praying for a good outcome. We are no saint. There will be people who will keep on trying to derail us from the right path.

Someone said to me angrily: "Get on with your life, be a righteous blogger!" Heh heh...I think I don't need to be told about getting on with my life. I don't need to be told about being righteous. Now, who doesn't want to be righteous? We thank Allah for giving us the consciousness of wanting to be righteous, for inspiring us to be good and do good, as much as we could.

We walk on this rugged path and sometimes kick a stone and get bruised or even fall. But we shall always get up again with the strength from Allah, for our heart is connected to Allah and we say lahawla wala quwwata illah billah. May He give us the strength to say Allah and leave them to their play.

- righteous blogger wannabe

Oh, if you can't do good to people, don't do them bad.
Let's revisit this posting on Habib Umar's advice to us:
"Be the source of security for everyone"

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