This is a backdated posting.
[It's Monday evening. Hope the weather gets better cos HRH Prince Charles & Camilla have just arrived in Penang : D ]
I was in my hometown Penang during the weekend when many parts of the island and Butterworth got crippled due to floods which had gotten worse during the wee hours of Sunday.
Some people texted, asking me if I was all right. Yes, yes Alhamdulillah, thanks, it's all good in Gelugor, Penang.
Thanks to caring Malaysians, a flood of aid, hopes and prayers have reached the flood victims in the affected areas. We should consider ourselves fortunate for there are other people/communities in other states elsewhere in Malaysia and abroad who are going through worse predicaments due to acts of God, or evil acts of irresponsible people, or even self-inflicted pain.
May Allah protect us and grant us patience during times of trial and may we be even more grateful for the blessings of comfort, peace and joy during times of ease.
Alhamdulillah ala kulli hal.
p/s To state the obvious: if your place is not flooded, stay put, no need to leave. If your heart is flooded with pain, escape to Allah. It's the best form of escapism 😉