Today is Friday. A complete week of my holiday has oozed away unconsciously. Time never stop running. Wind rarely stop blowing. Even a heavy big MPV just sometimes stall for a while waiting for the green light. Weirdly, my last week's behaviour seems not progressing at all. Perhaps it does move a bit-backwards. Everyday, my watch starts at 11. Once awakened, I never missed hoping that tomorrow would be no more eleven. But, tomorrow's still repeat today's as if there is a microchip that likes to store this unwanted memory.
I am a scholar. My duty is to learn anything required for me to get into an oversea university. My sponsor gave me a lot of money to buy books. I bought many as being told to. To make it short, if the library doesn't open, you can come over to my place-to read only, no borrowing is allowed. I did carry them miles away to this house for this holiday. Can u imagine the fatigue costs me a day sleep. However, up to this moment, I never touch them. Oh no no. I remember touching them once-my mother asked me to move them away from her sight during cleaning the house. Maybe this is their fate that their presence is being ignored. Even my cats-I mean stinky cats whom their shit can be seen sticking to their tails-get the love and touch from me. Books must now envy of cats. Argghh...whatever. Still, I hate this part of mine. Really hate.
This afternoon, I went to the mosque for Jumaat prayer by foot-not as usual where I normally ride my motorbike. The sun was very merciful and nice today-maybe because tonight will be the 27th night of ramadhan-that it didn't shine so brightly. Alhamdulillah. Though, I still felt sad because nobody wanted to offer me a free ride. In my heart, I prayed that a friend would pass by so that I could....as you know. From the smallest Kancil to the biggest van, no one was willing to lend me a seat. I could still recall a van owned by my neighbour-he didn't look at me at all. Huh. Did I, a teen moslem who wore a pant and t-shirt(not tight OK), look really bad to be trusted?? Maybe because the man didn't recognize me. I continued walking. Just after 5 meters journey, his van broke down. In the bad side of mine, I wanted to laugh actually. No lah. Just kidding. I slowed down my pace, intending to do a favour. He didn't even give a glance on me. Huh. I just headed to the mosque. Bye2 old man!!! This is what we called 'neighbourood'.
Anyway, there was still a good heart that I found. Just 1 minute away from the mosque, a man stopped by and offered me to get into his car. Actually, the dome could be seen clearly from that place, but for giving him a chance of doing good deed, I just hopped into his MPV. That's the end of Jumaat story-not at all actually, because during the way back, I succeeded completing the whole track using this feet. Sob3. Anyhow, still thanks to Allah for this irreplaceable foot and nice weather.
From this nonsense story, I just want to emphasize on a merely simple thing. During this ramadhan, tonnes of moslem formally want to top their iman up by giving alms to the poor or slipping the coins into the money box. This is basically called 'sadaqah'. However, they don't realize that they can actually give 'sadaqah' by just performing simplest good deed of giving free ride to the walkers who are heading for a good place. Isn't it what had been taught by our Prophet??
Wallahua'lam, may this simple sharing benefits us in order to become a better ummah. The key that distinguishes between men is the knowledge. However, amongst the knowledgeables, the only absolute difference lies in how much they utilize their knowledge to benefit their own selves to the fullest. Wassalam.
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