March 3, 2021

It is the Joy & Happiness it brings that truly Counts

*READING TIME..*
ARTICLE-22

*DURING THIS QUARANTINE TIME,*
*LETS STAY HOME AND BE SAFE AND DO SOME QUALITY READING TO INCREASE OUR KNOWLEDGE….*

*IT IS THE JOY AND HAPPINESS*
*IT BRINGS THAT TRULY COUNTS.*

*WHEN YOU GIVE A GIFT, THEY SMILE.*

And some even jump out of joy and gives so much appreciation.

O how beautiful is that? How heart warming is it to see that someone gave out a genuine smile because of something you gave and hand over to him/her.
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Often times, whenever we are to give out some gifts, we are impatient.

Yes, impatient to wait for the person to give it to to appear infront of us, how many times have we been asked to give something to our relatives and when we reach their homes and we find them not there, we give it to someone and just ask them to give it to that person when he or she arrives.

*This is the story about Umm Khalid Radiyallahu Anha and The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.*
*She was born in Abyssinia to Khalid Ibn Sa’id Ibn Al-’As and Umaymah Bint Khalf Al-Khuza’iyyah Radiyallahu Anhum.*
Her father was amongst those who were honoured to perform the Hijrah to Abyssinia.

Her name was Ammat Bint Khalid but she was often called by her parents as *Umm Khalid.*
She acquired knowledge of the Abyssinian language at a very young age.

One beautiful thing about the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was that he did not just love his companions alone but also their families, and their children. He would actually mention them on special occasions. (Subhan’Allah what an honour of being mentioned by the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalam)
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One day, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was given some clothes including a black khamisah. So, he said to his companions: “To whom shall i give this to wear?”

The companions kept silent whilst wondering who the fortunate person who would receive this beautiful garment would be.
The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam said:
*“Bring(Fetch) Umm Khalid for me.”*

A companion quickly went to Khalid and informed him that the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam requested him to come with his daughter. Without delay, her father came to the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam with his daughter in his arms and presented her to him.

So, the companions yearningly watched as the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam gave the black khamisah to Umm Khalid and put it on her and said with his own tongue:
*“This is sanah (beautiful), O Umm Khalid!”*

Wallah, the girl was so delighted by the *Gift* and was hugely honoured that the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam given her it to wear with his own hands. Not only did the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam do this but he also supplicated for her three times:
*“MAY YOU LIVE SO LONG THAT YOUR DRESS WILL WEAR OUT AND YOU WILL MEND IT MANY TIMES.”*
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Subhan’Allah the beautiful character of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.

*Come to think of it, he was the Messenger of Allah, he could have just send this gift to the kid in their house, but he did not, he wanted to give it to her personally and share the young girl’s joy at receiving it.*

And did you know that truly Allah Azza Wa Jall answered the du’a that was made by the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam for Umm Khalid? Yes, because
*UMM KHALID WAS AMONGST THE LAST OF THE SAHABIYYAT (FEMALE COMPANIONS) TO RETURN TO ALLAH.*
Allahu’akbar.

If you were to give a gift for your fellow Muslims, then be the one to hand it over, and do not just ask someone to give it for you, because the very essence of you giving that is not attained.

It is the joy and happiness that it brings that really counts, it is the only thing that you can’t buy in this world, because this kind of joy and happiness lasts a long time,
*A LIFETIME.*

Did you think Umm Khalid forgot what the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam has done for her?
It might have been a little act for many, but for her
*IT WAS AN HONOUR THAT LASTED FOR HER LIFETIME.*

Even at old age she would be reminded of this event and she would be filled with the same joy as it had filled her heart that very moment. Allahu’akbar.

It is the little things that we usually do that leaves so much impact in both our and others’ lives.
Alhamdulillah.
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*And we pray Allah Azza Wa Jall enlightens our hearts and guide us to be amongst those people who live and revive the sunan of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.*

Aameen
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Story was taken from:

• Sahih Al Bukhari, Hadith 5845
• Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith 4026