In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Only He is the greater provider. To Him we pray and ask for help.
I was having dinner with my husband the other day. We were only recently married and I wanted to treat him to something special so I brought him to a Secret Recipe's restaurant.
We ordered dinner and I chose a piece of creme brulee cheesecake (a new addition to the various SR's cheesecakes) for us to share.
While enjoying our dinner, I began to feel really full and started playing with my food, having most of it goes into my husband's mouth instead of mine.
Unable to finish the piece of cheesecake, I told him that I was full.
He made a remark which urges me to write this post today..
He said, "Honey, we cannot waste this food. We are lucky that we are able to eat today at this expensive place. There are people who are unable to eat even once a day."
Hearing that, I quickly realised how ungrateful I've been and thinking of all the people who are starving all over the world, All praises belong to Allah for the food that I am able to eat today.
I picked up the fork and finished up the cake (with most of it went into my husband's mouth :p)
We live in a very luxurious country where there is plenty of food available anytime and anywhere.
Everytime we stuffed our faces with food have ever stopped and imagine the faces of the hungry ones all over the world?
Imagine the children with their bony faces, swollen stomach and legs so skinny you are afraid they could be broken by only touching it.
As a muslim, it's our duty to help those in need. If today you received extra blessings from Allah, extra money, extra food, clothes or whatever, put aside some to help the poor first before you start thinking of buying all those expensive things that you actually don't really need.
Good deeds are our tickets into heaven, not those expensive clothing and gadgets.
Lastly, let me share with you a song from my favourite band that actually inspires me to write this post..
Native Deen Hungry Ones