Wednesday, 5 March 2014

A Little Deed goes a Long way....

“Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you're gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.” ― Charles de Lint

            Last week, I was approached by a sister whom I had befriended a couple years ago. She first contacted me after reading my book and since then, we have been friends. She told me that she wanted to start a little project. It will be her project of good deeds. This wonderful sister is a firm believer of sharing good knowledge around. 

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "A servant of God will remain standing on the Day of Judgment until he is questioned about his (time on earth) and how he used it; about his knowledge and how he utilized it; about his wealth and from where he acquired it and in what (activities) he spent it; and about his body and how he used it." - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 148

            She explained to me that she wants to start a little project where she will distribute books that she has read that she feels are good and will benefit others. She feels that she needs to share the valuable knowledge that she acquired from the books with others. The recipient of these books can read the books and then, must pass it on to others. The reader of the book is not allowed to keep the book for their own personal collection. If the reader wishes to own a copy of any of the books, then he or she must purchase their own copy. The most important thing is, the books must be shared and passed around. 

            MasyAllah! Such a noble idea. I am always amazed at people who unselfishly think of ways to do charitable acts. I mean, they will actually go out of their way, to please God. Me? Sigh! I’m still stuck, trying to figure out what is the difference between ‘tweeter’ and ‘instagram’! I can’t seem to keep up with these new tech applications. 

Well….she has chosen my book to kick start the project. The project is called ‘Where’s the book at?’ The concept is, if you find yourself to be a lucky recipient of any of the books in this project, please snap a picture of yourself with the book and share in on Facebook or Instagram by tagging it as #wheresthebookat? This is a way for her to trail the books that has been distributed. So far, 30 books have been distributed around the whole. Yep….around the world. 

            Please support this awesome project and help this sister achieve her aim. It wouldn’t cost you a single cent to share or pass the books around. I fervently pray that her project become a huge success and may God Al Mighty bless her noble intention. Ameen….

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