pics of backyard view and inside my friend's house. the house overlooks golf course.
Rezeki tu Allah yang beri….
O this is not a story from my mother; this is a story of my life experience.
Rezeki: a loose term referring to food, wealth, happiness, children, wife/wives, a gift from Allah.
Rezeki Allah yang beri, kita hanya perlu berusaha, dan bersyukur dengan pemberian nikmatnya.
That is the basis of Muslim belief, that our lives, our love match ie to whom we are married, rezeki ie our sustenance and wealth and death are y the grace Allah Almighty. All we need to do is to try our best, and work our best effort, and dont forget, that the things we do must be halal, legal in Islamic sense.
Suhaimi Md Yasir, a friend of many years, once told me that there are three things that Allah may give you in this life; but normally Allah would give you just one or two of the three, and very rarely you would be given all three.
Useful knowledge, the ones that we may use to help others, and impart the knowledge so that other may benefit from it, like religious knowledge and/or worldly knowledge and experience.
Wealth and money.
Children and wife/wives who are good Muslims, solehin and solehah.
When we die, the book of good deeds will be closed; we cannot add more to the list of our good deeds. Except three things;
Useful knowledge that we have taught others, which has been used to make good deeds. Their good deeds will continue to accrue to us.
Wealth and money that has been used to Allah path and still being used for good deeds, like building madrasahs, masjids, religious schools etc.
Children and wife/wives who are good Muslims, who will continue to pray and make good deeds.
Until last Friday, I have ever seen a man blessed with all three gifts from Allah, rich, knowledgeable and blessed with children who are solehin and solehah. Yes Allah is the Most Gracious Most Magnificent.
I have been friends with him since early 80’s, but we parted ways since early 90’s. When he knew that I have been back, he has ringed me to say hello and find ways to meet me, finding time I his busy schedule, Kota bharu, London among other places.
Last Friday, he rang me while I was stuck I traffic jam I Klang. I was driving a friend to an appointment, which was postponed from 3pm, to 6pm, and later to 845pm. So when he suggested that we meet at Shah Alam, at Concorde Hotel, I agreed.
How expensive are food at the ground floor restaurant Concorde Hotel? Well, fruit juice would set you back RM12, chicken rice RM22 and steak at RM38. The after dinner, I made feeble excuse of sussing out his place, “nak tumpang sembahyang”, I havent done my Asr prayer, can I go to his place for Asr prayer? Sure can, we are honoured, he said.
Glory to Allah, what a big house, with a backyard view of golf course. Six beautiful kids, all solehin and solehah. Amin ya Rabbul Alamin. He is a good so, taking care of his mother and father, who are old and invalids. My friend related to me that all rezeki is from Allah, for Allah provides everything. Sometimes you might think that you dont have enough, but with the grace of Allah, by the end of the month, everything balance back.
Where his murah rezeki came from? He is taking care of his mother and father. So Allah rewards him and adds his rezeki many fold.
On parting that night, I mentioned to him that he is one person I have seen been rewarded with all three. “Apa yang tiga tu bang?” he asked. And I explained.
“Tolong doakan bang” he said.
“Sebenarnya datuk nenek kita orang tua kita dulu dulu banyak berdoa untuk kita, semoga murah rezeki, jadi orang yag solih. Jadi kita mestilah juga berdoa untuk anak anak kita” he continued.