Monday, April 21, 2014

When it rains in Kuala Lumpur


Alhamdulillah, thank God, it's raining.
Don't you just love it when it rains?
It smells good. It feels fresh and it's grey everywhere.

I just love the color grey. It has its own unique appeal. Some thinks grey has got no character, that it has a negative connotation as in being in grey area, being ambiguous, uncertain or doubtful. Some people like things to either be black or white, and in black and white because they have a low tolerance towards anything that is neither clear nor definite. 

But sometimes, life has to be grey. Some things just have to lie in the grey area, like a go-between before the dust settles and things become clearer. That makes the world beautiful because everything has its place and time. Allah is fair. Allah as the Master Planner cannot be wrong. He created all the colors for a reason. He sees all. 

We human tend to have a narrow and often myopic vision of things. We sometimes think only "my" favourite colors are beautiful. Not all that is fair is beautiful. Not everything pink is rosy. The sky is not meant to be in rainbow colors all the time. If it was, then a rainbow would lose its appeal.

When it rains, we pray: 'O Allah pour that which is beneficial.' Allahumma soyyiban nafi'a.
An Nafi' is one of His Beautiful Names. He is the source of Benefits, the source of Goodness.

Yes indeed, on this beautiful rainy day, we hope for everything good.

By the way, this is my favourite tweet of the day:
"When you love what you have, 
you have everything you need."

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