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!