“Has anyone ever thrown stones at you?”

 

Shaykh Omar Suleiman said:

 

“Has anyone ever thrown stones at you?”

Those were the words of my teacher to me once when i was complaining about how tired i am traveling and teaching. The point being that truly our jobs are super easy. We fly in comfortable airplanes, stay in comfortable hotels, etc. The most we have to deal with is an annoying person or a cranky TSA agent. The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam), the greatest of creation, was spit on, cursed, slandered, pelted with stones, and slept on a bed of branches.
If Allah has blessed you to be involved in Islamic work in any capacity, never show except the highest amount of gratitude and dont ever allow yourself to feel sorry for yourself. Whether you are a volunteer, organizer, speaker, etc. just be thankful that Allah is using you for good without making you go through what others who were far better than you had to withstand.
With that being said, the true soldier in my family is my wife mashaAllah tabarakAllah. She deserves all of the duas and appreciation.

 

  1. #1 by MuQeet on June 2, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    Subhaanallah, just four days ago, the same point I was telling my Grade 8 students as to how far we have suffered in the cause of Islam, giving them the example of Taif.
    And today I am reading this here. Subhanallah!
    Jazakallahu Khayra!

  2. #2 by MuQeet on June 2, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    Inspired by your post, I will try to write a post on a similar vein, Inshaa’Allah.

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