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4.22.2011

What say you?

Assalamu'alaikum dear brothers and sisters.

All praise due to Allah for great blessing of longevity and happiness, and upon His blessed prophets from the first to the end of them.

Past weeks have been very challenging, and tomorrow I'll be seeing Iman and Azyan for about a week. How are you Ibu and Ayah? I hope you are fine over there. InshaAllah, will be picking up Ibu and Ayah at the airport on Sunday with suprise(s)!

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Over here in Lakeside we have a new friend. He spends alot of time in front of the building talking to himself. He always seat alone on the bench smoking and at times he'll start talking to himself and sometimes arguing alone to himself. Me personally, I do not find him to be disturbing, despite he is 3 times my size, but the residents were afraid of him. People were standing hidden from his sight and ignoring him.

I always wonder how did he end up this way. Stress? Trauma? God knows what he went through. Child abuse probably. Lost of parents perhaps? Wallahu a'lam. Long after, I heard the story from an in house guard, he said he came to Miri and upon seeing NO DRUGS ALLOWED sign in airport, he ditched his medication and did not manage to get medication over here in Miri as replacement.

One day I decided to have a nice decent talk with him. I Hi-ed him and likewise. But the conversation dint go far, because he starts to communicate in Broken Nigerian English, far from my linguistic ability. Every time I saw him alone sitting on a bench in rain and in cold serene after fajr, i'll have a moment to myself and start ponder how much Allah blessed me with health, mentally and physically and I've realized how easy Allah allow me to have friend. Some people in life are not so lucky as I am, people ignore him, people shunt him.

Today, after finished playing futsal, it was 11.30 pm, coincidentally Me and Hafiz wanted to lube ourselves with nice cold drinks, and there he was chilling at the motorbike place alone. He asked to give him a lift and take him together. At this point i literally had myself split into two. Apart of me wanted to pick him up and take him together with us to CTR. Another part of me had a one big doubt whether it is safe to do so, what if he suddenly went into rage on the bike. Late at night, theres no one on the street. If anything were to happen no one will know.

So I asked him a question which I know the answer to it. "Do you have helmet?" and I know well that he will not have one, and thus the answer was presumed to be a "No". But i have one helmet in the box which I did not offer him.

Now, I'm in ONE big dilemma. Was I right to do so. Was I fair. Is this the prophet's way? Was my judgement right? Apart of me is guilty to the point i need to write this down. What if he is just dead hungry and in need of food. He deserve friendship just as I am. He deserve good food, good times just as I do. Was I too paranoid of everything.

He is my neighbour, I see the question of Jannah and An-Nar revolves around him


Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

The best friend in the sight of Allah is he who is the well-wisher of his companions, and the best neighbour is one who behaves best towards his neighbours. Transmitted by Tirmidhi.

Ayub. What have you done. Sigh.
Guys. What say you?

9 comment:

Bintu Rafee says:
at: April 22, 2011 at 11:44 AM said...

salam. ayub, ubat apa yg dia selalu ambil tu?

and try tanye dgn siapa yg dia bercakap. and dari situ kita tau dia pernah alami trauma.

a.j. says:
at: April 23, 2011 at 3:55 PM said...

saya pun tak tahu ubat apa yang diambilnya. kelak mungkin saya utarakan

Association of PETRONAS Undergraduates in Sarawak (Miri) says:
at: April 24, 2011 at 2:35 AM said...
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Z says:
at: April 24, 2011 at 2:36 AM said...

I think you did the right thing. It's for your own safety and well being. You don't wanna get too acquainted Ayub, nanti apa-apa hal dia cari u jugak nanti. Just be a friend, but keep your distance k? I've seen him a couple of times and God, he is SCARY!

a.j. says:
at: April 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM said...

he is outwardly scary. but he is soft inside.

"dalam hati ada taman"
Adnan sempit

Thanks for the advise.

hafizulkifli says:
at: April 24, 2011 at 11:13 PM said...

ayubbbbbb...... aku pon dia ada tanye gak. aku pon kesian. tp selamat aku dh ada penumpang time tu. tibe2 ayub dtg, risau gak kalo ayub offer dia.... tp ayub ckp dia nk pi town kn.

tp aku ada tanye nk tapau ke x. tp dia kate no. so ok la kot. huhu

a.j. says:
at: April 25, 2011 at 4:33 AM said...

tu nama nya. Dia merajuk fiz!

tu la. tetibe pulak dia nak gi town. Tengah malam gi town? ada apa yek?

dR Hannah says:
at: April 29, 2011 at 7:27 AM said...

kesiannya him :(

i dont know. if i were u, perhaps i might just give him a lift. and leave the rest to Allah. mungkin kalau kite tolong orang, Allah tolong kite ke.

maybe one day u guys could tapau food and ask him to makan together :)

a.j. says:
at: April 29, 2011 at 2:38 PM said...

betul. stuju juga! thanx for the input dr.