Archives for February 2020

As much as possible I try to make things easy for others. Why? Because I believe when we make things easy for others, in return, Allah will make things easy for us.  Allah’s reward is the great reward. The followings are the hadith and verse taken from the Quran about  making things easy for others.

The Prophet (pbuh) would order his Companions to be easy upon the people. He told Muadh ibn Jabal and Abu Musa al-Ashari when sending them to Yemen;

“Make things easy for the people, and do not make it difficult for them, and make them calm (with glad tidings) and do not repulse them (making them flee).” (hadith recorded by al-Bukhari)

Allah SWT is the all seer of his servants (QS 40:44) and Allah SWT will not burden a soul except within its own capacity (QS 2:286). Righteousness is refraining from inflicting harm and aggression towards others and ourselves. The Quran says: “Cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression.” (QS 5:2)

http://ilmuislamuallaf.blogspot.com/2015/07/make-things-easy-for-others.html?m=1

https://people.utm.my/hanita/2020/02/22/4215/

Kaizen

Just bought a new book entitled Kaizen.  Kaizen is the Japanese method for transforming habits one small step at a time.  I have not read the book and it is still nicely wrapped.  But what intrigues me is that a colleague from Academy of Islamic Civilisation, UTM wrote a beautiful quote on his FB wall which has a similar meaning .  The quote is

Hidup jangan berlari

Cukuplan kita berjalan

kerana hidup ini bukan perlarian

tapi hidup ini adalah perjalanan

(Credit to PM Dr Ajmain Safar)