Yes, I mean you, you who sees this, you who reads this and you who thinks worthless of his ownself.
Ever felt unwanted, disregarded, taken for granted or let’s say a shadow?
Who haven’t, right? Probably every one of us felt this along our journey to who and what we have become right now, some may have, some may still going to and some may experiencing it right now.
Yes, we all have our stories but don’t think of anything else, I just want you to compose yourself and read the following things i would want you to put on notebook or on a sticky note that you have on your desk, and place it somewhere you can see and read every now and then.
I want you to realize how much of a blessing you are, not only to me, but to the people who loves you, the people you love, the Muslims, your siblings in faith.
YOU ARE A GIFT.
You were that tiny little creature that when he/she opened his/her eyes, the people around him/her rejoiced, smiles were drawn on their faces and joy penetrated their hearts. You were that child that your parents prayed for, that your mother cautiously carried on her womb for nine months.
Yes, as a child you are a gift to two blessed souls in this dunya that continuously prayed for you.
My Son/Daughter, when you were given to us by Allaah Azza Wa Jall no joy could ever surpass that, you are not just a mercy of Allaah Azza Wa Jall to us but a fruit of our love, you are someone that will continue to tell the people that love is true and to love is beautiful. You are who every parent in this world would be every thankful for, with every twinkle of your eyes, our hearts are caught in awe.
YOU ARE A GIFT.
Little brother, you were that little boy who used to ran around the house, eating candies, painting the walls with his tiny hands then accidentally biting the crayons, that toddler that puts legos all over the stairs so the nanny would fall and slide off the floor, yes that naughty little creature to whom your older siblings found such a fountain of joy, a friend that they can count on, someone they can always lean on.
Little sister, you were that little girl who used to play with barbie dolls, or that little cute chubby face that everyone loved to squeeze and kiss, the one who sips on plastic cups as if there’s some tea on it and invites every beautiful auntie in pink clothes to have a tea time with her, yes you were that beautiful baby that couldn’t stop making your older siblings from smiling because you were present not only in their faces but in their hearts.
Big brother, you are my guardian, my superhero. You are the person that your little siblings look up to, whom they see as the perfect ideal brother, to whom they brag about with their friends. You are their strength, your presence gave them that. Your strictness, mould that in their minds.
Big sister, you are my locket, my virtual diary, you are the person to whom i can always open up to not because you are my older sibling but because you were also an open arms for me to hug and cry on. You are my rose that never gets dry.
YOU ARE A GIFT.
My Husband, you are the comfort of my eyes, the light of my heart and all these sweet lines that i could think of cannot be completed without your name on it. You are a mercy that Allaah Azza Wa Jall bestowed upon me, so i could walk towards him stronger through the help of your companionship, you are my companion a blessed person i am indeed to have you. You are indeed, my betterhalf, the person that I’ve been praying for, the person i know who would walk with me with every hardship without letting my hand slip away from his.
My Wife, you are the coolness of my eyes, you are the moon among the stars, you are my mercy and my protection from every fitnah, you are the mother of my children, you are the person that i want my daughters to be like, you withhold in your heart not only my love but my respect, understanding and loyalty. You are indeed the person i would ask Allaah Azza Wa Jall again and again to give me as my wife both here in the dunya and in the akhirah. You are my betterhalf.
YOU ARE A GIFT.
From that tiny little creature who now bore or had their own tiny little creature. You stand on your own feet now, able and stable. You clothe and provide for their daily needs, through the help of Allaah Azza Wa Jall. Yes, you are a parent now, and to your kids you are that someone whom they’ll always find supporting and teaching them of what is right and what is wrong. You are their guide and Allaah Azza Wa Jall has appointed you to raise these kids righteously and accordingly to the teachings of His religion.
YOU ARE A GIFT.
Daddy, you are my joy, the one i always run to when mom is angry. Dad, you are to me someone i know who will never hurt me, yours strictness is nothing but a blanket of protection you cloak me with, i know i am your precious gift but what you do not know is that you are to me the most precious gift that Allaah Azza Wa Jall has given me,with you are arms that are so strong that when i hold it , i feel very safe. You are one of my doors to Paradise, and with your heart, i will always be that glow you’ll have even in the darkest phases of your life.
Mommy, you are my heart, your love encompasses all my flaws. No matter how many times i may stumble and fall, i will always find your hands infront of my face gesturing to me to stand up because you are there to help me, you are my guiding light and your heart is the most loving and your forgiving to me, you always wanted what is best for me, and you always knew what was the best for me. Yours is the heart that will always be there to listen to me and understand me when the no one can, you are my mother, the one who struggled to carry me, the one who went into such pain to deliver me, the one who would give her own life for mine.
YOU ARE A GIFT.
My brother in deen, you are an inspiration to me, every word of the deen you share to me doesn’t only touch my heart but penetrates it. Your actions and your character is an invitation for me to come and embrace my deen. Your 5 times daily walk to the masjid with me is something i would never exchange for the world. You are my brother in deen and our love for each other is bind with the most powerful love for it is for Allaah Azza Wa Jall. Subhan’Allaah.
My sister in deen, you are my pearl, your modesty puts me to shame, o my sister you are dear to me more than you can think, when you speak the sincerity of it glows in the depths of my heart, when you look at me my eyes are filled with tears for the companionship and reminders you always share with me. You are not just a friend but a sister that truly cares for me for what you think for me is what is better and best for me, for indeed i know that in your heart lies that longing for us to be neighbors in the lofty ranks of Jannah. in sha Allaah.
YOU ARE A GIFT.
For every person you smiled at, for every person you have helped, for every person you have shared your knowledge with, with every person you have greeted Salaam, you are a gift to them.
Yes, you are not a worthless person, one way or another, you will realize that you are an inspiration to someone, that in their hearts they see you as a mercy from Allaah Azza Wa Jall, that you are indeed a gift from Allaah Azza Wa Jall.
Never think so worthless of yourself, because you do not know that there might be someone out there that sees you as their hope to be better, their inspiration to continue and their motivation to change and improve their lifestyle.
Every person is an inspiration to another person. So be the best inspiration you can be to others, let your character speak to them, and let the teachings of your religion be seen in you and then let your words of utterance penetrate not their minds but their hearts.
Wallahi, We are Muslims, we are a gift to one another, a companion we will always have and struggle to be with in Jannah. Isn’t it time that we realize the value and purpose of our lives? isn’t it time that we prepare for our ultimate test?
We will come back to Allaah Azza Wa Jall soon, so make use of the gift, remind one another, be the best companion to one another, love for the sake of Allaah Azza Wa Jall.
and we pray that at times of grief, sorrow and pain we find the right companions that will remind us that these are just tests from Allaah Azza Wa Jall and that they might be our guiding lights that would enlighten our pathway back to the doors of Allaah’s Azza Wa Jall Mercy, and at the end may these companions of ours in this world that had helped us become closer to Him become also the companions of ours in the akhirah, dwelling in His Paradise forever.
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