3 Feb

Ayoh : Saya duduk dekat sini saya boleh nampak sawang-sawang.

Ibu : Jadi awak takyahla duduk situ.

One of the many cute conversations between my middle-aged father and mother-in-law. 🙂


The day before yesterday, around 6 p.m., me and husband were on our way going back home from JUSCO Seremban 2 when we saw the familiar scene of foreign factory workers walking along the pedestrian together. It was not an uncommon sight but I have always felt a certain warm feeling towards them. You can almost see their bond although you can’t actually understand what’s really going on.

Once I saw this one Bangladeshi(let’s name him B) boarding our bus, bringing only a small bag, so small I think it can only fit a pair of shoes. Then this one Indian guy(let’s call him N), when he saw B, he was all like “Where are you from?” and “Where are you going?” etc. The next thing I know, B was sitting next to N and N was animatedly talking to B while showing his family photo.

Okay, calling them by their race is somewhat racist but how am I supposed to do other than that? Go up to them and say “Excuse me sir, mind sharing your name? I’m gonna write about you guys on my blog.” Totally a no-no.

So anyways, when we arrived in Kuala Lumpur, it B’s stop and N woke him up. Then they were like hugging and B was repetitively saying, “Thank you brother, thank you very much”.

From that I can see a greater bond and it was somewhat heartwarming, that scene.

But like that bond, somewhere along the way, the bond will disintegrate, either by parting ways or in the foreign workers case, perhaps when one of them actually gets rich, maybe the bond will stop just there because people are bonded together for a reason. I have seen people bonding on Korean dramas basis etc, and well you will probably understand what I am trying to say by now.

When we bond for a temporary reason, we will someday stop bonding when that reason is no longer there.

Allah says in az-Zukhruf, surah 43 ayah 67 :

“Close friends on that Day will be foes to one another—except for the righteous.”

On that day, for what ever reason you form a relationship, none will last except for those who love each other for the sake of Allah.

A relationship bonded by imaan will transgress even the worst catastrophe, and this case, the worst catastrophe is the Day of Judgment.

That will be day when we will not even recognize our parents who we love so dearly and nor will they recognize us because everyone will be so busy minding their own business counting their deeds.

I have yet to feel that sort of love among my friends and I hope, as I go through His book day by day, perhaps some day I will get to that level.

Abû Hurayrah relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“Allah will ask on the Day of Judgment: ‘Where are those who loved each other for the sake of My glory? Today, – on a day when there is no shade but mine – I shall shade them with My shade.” [Sahîh Muslim (2566)]