Saturday, June 2, 2012


I heard a very inspiring story recently about how following a single Sunnah can change the hearts of people. Thought of sharing it with all of you in hope that one day, we can be the cause of Hidayah (Guidance) in a Non-Muslims In sha Allah and Ameen!

A Muslim woman moved into a new house of which the upper story was occupied by an old woman. This Muslim woman, on the day of her arrival, prepared some food for herself and gave a bit of it to her neighbour upstairs. This elderly woman was so touched by this act of charity that she exclaimed: My daughter lives the storey ahead of me, and not once has she ever given me anything of what she cooked. And seeing as you are not my daughter, neither my family, nor from my own religion, but a newly moved neighbour, I’m so glad of your act of kindness.

The Muslim woman then said: In my religion, our Prophet (sal) has said: ‘‘While preparing gravy for food, some water be added if necessary, to dilute the dish so that the neighbour’s need could be satisfied”.

The elderly neighbour was so astounded by the beauty of Islam, that she immediately testified & pronounced the Shahadah! Masha Allah!

We never know how much our actions, however small or big we believe it to be, can change the total perception of a person. Let others know about how a small act of Sunnah can change the hearts of others. Let your actions speak! Follow Islam & the Sunnah of Nabi (sal) in every walk of your life & your actions may be the cause of guidance in someone! Hope this story inspired all of you. May Allah make use of us to propagate His Deen, enlighten others with the beauty of Islam and be the cause of Guidance in at least one person! Aameen!


  1. Can you be my friend, fellow Muslimah who wears niqaab,as well. I have a blog and would love another sister to join my site. It's totally up to you, but take a peek at it, and join, if you like. Thanks for the niqaab blog.

  2. Assalamu Alaikum sis! Sure, can you give the link to your blog and we'll follow it In Sha Allah?

  3. Mashallah I am so glad Twitter led me here. I have a slightly different prospective to yours as I am a born Muslimah living in a nominally Islamic country (Egypt).
    So most of the adverse comments I get (and there are plenty) come from people who I believe inwardly feel shamed or have their consciences moved by seeing someone trying to obey the will of Allah (subhana wa ta'ala)while they have given into the pressures of 'fashion' and 'westernisation'.

    Wonderful blog anyway, I am must carry on reading here when I have more time insha'Allah

  4. Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu and welcome to our blog sister!
    I agree sis, people are really pressurized by fashion and westernization that they fail to realize that freedom is something way beyond that.
    Hope you enjoy our posts :)

  5. assalamualaikum wa rahmatualhi wa barakatu sis!!! lovely story masha'Allah very sweet!!!
    i was just wondering if you could please provide the daleel for the hadith!! I love this story and would like to share, but just wanted to make sure it has the proper daleel!!! we should always add the source from where we got the Hadith <3<3<3 XOXOX!!!!!!!

    1. Wa'alaykum salaam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu sis!

      I hope you don't mind my replying so late. Here's the complete Hadith for it sis:

      "Abu Dhar (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that Rasoolullahi (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) said: "None of you should consider any good deed insignificant; if you are unable to perform any good deed, then at least meet your brother cheerfully. If you buy meat or cook in a pot then increase its gravy and give some of it to your neighbour" [Sahih Tirmidhi]

      Sorry again for replying late... Much love <3
      Wassalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu!