“Why do you ONLY hear from some people when they want you to do something for them or when they have some kind of issue with you? It is odd because when you make overtures towards them or ask them for help, they seem to make themselves scarce.”
It is hard to do acts of goodness without expectations of ANY recompense – even acknowledgement, much less gratitude – but this is something we as Muslims must learn to do.
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This was a GEM, ma sha Allah.
I have heard in a lecture that it is really not possible for a human being to do an act of good without wanting something good in return, in one way or another. It is really only Allah who can do so. Because, at the very least, even if a person does good, it is hoping for the reward of Allah, His pleasure and mercy.
So at the very least, we should do things for the sake of Allah.
Excellent post, ma sha Allah. Short but with strong impact. May Allah bless you! Ameen.
Oh Tea, you are so right… we need to just stop our nonsense and just do things for Allah’s sake. You know, I find myself thinking things like, “I don’t expect anything in return but she should at least say ‘thank you’!” … and it is really so foolish really, corrupting the intention and the deed like that.