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Thursday, 04 February 2016 / 24 Rabi'ul Akhir 1437 AH


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Once a group of 300 people were attending a conference on how to be happy. During one of the lectures, the speaker decided to do a group activity. He gave each person a balloon to write their name on. Then he placed all 300 balloons in a different room. Then he told the people they had five minutes to go in that room and find the balloon with their name on it. Everyone began running around, colliding and stumbling into each other in a rush to find their balloon. There was confusion and chaos.

After 5 minutes were over not a single person had their balloon.

The speaker said now we will do this activity again. Only this time asked each person, instead of finding their OWN balloon, will collect a random balloon and give it to the person whose name is on it. Within a minutes’ time everyone had their own balloon with them. When people worked harmoniously there was no chaos.

The speaker then said, “This very scenario is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking around selfishly for their own happiness and are ending up being confused not knowing where it is.

Moral of the story: Remember! Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Meaning, if you give other people their happiness; and you will get your own happiness. If you help them find it, you will find your own within it.


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Ibn Abbaas Radiyallahu Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam was the most generous among people in performing good deeds. (No one could compare with him in generosity. He himself led a simple life, but in giving he would put a king to shame. At a time of great need a woman presented him a sheet, and he wore it as he was in need of it. A person came to him, and asked him for it, he presented the sheet to that person. Taking of loans and fulfilling the needs of others, when the creditors came, and if something had come from somewhere, he would pay the debts, and did not go home till everything was given to the needy…)” (TIRMIZI)

Commentary: This was the noble habit of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. Sayyidina Rasulullah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam was blessed with the highest and complete rank; and the highest rank is to have the qualities of Allah the Almighty.
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