Working at Domestic Violence helpline, you encounter people from different backgrounds – different ethnicities, nationalities, religion, social/economic background. We get to know the background story of the victims and the abusers. And I get peeved off when I hear that it’s a Muslim that’s doing the abusing. I feel….. like they should know better. That as Muslims, we have been taught to be kind and merciful. M says that in those cases, you can’t think of them as muslims first – as they’re clearly not acting how Muslims should.
I came across this poster once that said something like – Who am I? I am His Abd, His Servant. Won’t it be better if we think of ourselves like that first? And then insyaAllah, maybe we’ll follow His guidance better.
Surah Ar-Rum (30:21): “And among His Signs is this, that He created for you spouses (azwajan) from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy (tenderness) (mawaddatan wa rahmatan) between your (hearts). Verily in this are Signs for those who reflect’.”
Which are you first?
A reminder for me first and foremost 🙂
PS. No signs of labour as yet. M’s family and my brother(s) coming down to leics nx weekend, pressure pulang ku.