Sunday, April 5, 2015

Postcard from Brisbane | Test of good deeds


It is a pretty postcard, isn't it? It's from a dear friend Dr. N who is attending a Spiritual Retreat in Brisbane.

Our dear Habib Ali Zainal Abidin Al-Hamid is one of the participating scholars. The above words of wisdom are his.

I rejoice in hearing this du'a from her - truly a seeker of knowledge and blessed musafir:
"May you gain the rewards as the attendees and purify you and increase your closeness to Him and His beloved salallah alaihi wasalam."

May we all be counted as a seeker of knowledge no matter where we are.

Let us all ponder on those words of Habib Ali.
We do good deeds, well at least we'd like to think that we are doing good deeds, or trying to do good deeds. But we know not if it'll ever be accepted. From those words, we are told to realize that good deeds are not just going to be there unchallenged. It will be tested. And it being tested may be a good sign. Our good deeds may well be accepted by Allah, should we pass the test.

Nothing comes easy. But with hardship there should be ease.

Pray our friend Dr N will be safe in Allah's protection throughout her travel. Pray she will reap abundant benefits from the Spiritual Retreat. This is the least I could do as a friend who could not undertake the journey with her. May we remain as friends who meet and part for the sake of the Lord.

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