‘…and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.’
(Surah Baqarah: 216)
Today, let us be grateful for everything good in our lives. The greatest tool in our toolbox is gratitude. By looking at what we’ve been blessed with, our hearts become content. Socrates commented that contentment is natural wealth, while luxury is artificial poverty. Contentment does not mean complacency or passivity; it refers to a state of awareness of our blessings, and gratitude for the smallest to the greatest provisions – the tiniest cells in our bodies, to the grand earth itself.
Please find below our weekly pearls of wisdom from Little Muhammad. I first Muhammad in 2015. He’s changed mine and many sufferers life around with his act of gratitude and saying of Alhamdulilah.
I was in Aleppo, Syria when war broke out. One day my home town in Aleppo was attacked and in that attack I lost both my legs, my mother and my brother.
When I woke up, my world had changed. There was a sharp pain in my legs. Doctors had to cut off my legs to save my life.
The bombing in Aleppo had turned me into an Orphan.
No calamity occurs on earth nor in yourselves but it is inscribed in the Book of Decrees before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah.
In order that you may not grieve at the things over that you fail to get, nor rejoice over that which has been given to you. And Allah likes not prideful boasters.
Quran (Surah Hadid, Verses 22,23)
I cried for my mum and my brother and my grandparents and my other family members. I wanted to be with them.
My father taught me to keep on saying Alhamdulilah. He said they were all in heaven with Angels.
“Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us. He is our Mawla (protector).” And in Allah let the believers put their trust.)
Quran (Surah Tawba, Verse 51)
I don’t remember too much of those events. I don’t remember the pain. My father had to carry me through the border of Syria in middle of night to a beautiful country of Turkey for treatment. I slept all the way through to Turkey.
In Istanbul hospital, me and my father kept on reading the Quran. I had to go through many operations for my legs.
Alhamdulilah! lots of people helped us. Syrians living in America helped us and Turkish people also helped us.
Allah loves the Patient.
When I left hospital, Allah blessed me with a new mum. My new mum is also from Syria. She also lost all her family in war. My new mum also says Alhamdulilah all the time.
In Istanbul I met sister Leyla. She loves me. She helped us to find a house to live in. She always tells me how perfect I am. We go out together to shops, mosques and to the beach.
“The greatest healing therapy is friendship & love.”
I don’t have legs but Allah has given me very good brain. I now Qur’an from heart. I know the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from heart. I’m ahead in my class.
Alhamdulilah! my Turkish is very good now and at school my teacher always tells me to tell others the Hadith of our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Arabic and then in Turkish to other Children.
Ibn ‘Abbas narrates: Once I was behind the Prophet (s) and he said:
O boy, I will teach you a few words:
(a) Be loyal and obedient to Allâh [worship Him (Alone)], remember Him always, obey His Orders. He will save you from every evil and will take care of you in all the spheres of life.
(b) Be loyal and obedient to Allâh, you will find Him near (in front of you) i.e. He will respond to your requests.
(c) If you ask, ask Allâh.
(d) If you seek help, seek help from Allâh.
(e) Know that if all the people get together in order to benefit you with something, they will not be able to benefit you in anything except what Allâh has decreed for you. And if they all get together in order to harm you with something, they will not be able to harm you in anything except what Allâh has decreed for you. The pens have stopped writings [Divine (Allâh’s) Preordainments]. And (the ink over) the papers (Book of Decrees) has dried.
This Hadith is quoted in Sahih At Tirmidi.
Allah loves it when we thank Him. I thank Allah for blessing me with Turkey, people who love me and my father.
I want to tell everyone, it doesn’t matter how ill you are, always say Alhamdulilah! Always smile, when we smile Allah’s angels smile with us.
“In Paradise there are things which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has thought of.”
— Prophet Muhammad