Are You Running Away or Towards a Crisis #Covid19
Channel: Muhammad Alshareef
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Today I would like to remind you about
something that I,
I was impressed with over the years I've been impressed with. And that is that when there is an an emergency, such as there's like an evacuation of the city or there's,
like maybe bombs are coming down or airstrikes or something like that, a lot of people actually majority of people will run away. And no problem with that. Obviously, it's a dangerous area, but there's always a group of people that will run towards the danger think of a fireman. And how When a house is burning down, there is a fireman who runs into the building. When other people are running out. You think of and you know, as even as we say this, in the province of a lot is set up and one of the battles is the Companions ran away. Well, you Omaha Nene on the day of your name is Allah Subhana. Allah says in the Quran, the Companions ran away from the battle and the prophets that
Allah has sent him by himself ran towards the battle saying an N bu letter Kevin, and of naptr McCollum, I am the Prophet with no lie, I am the son of Abdur McCollum. And so I always reflected on that I met in Philistine many times in Syria, there will be air strikes or something's happening, and people will leave the area, but there will always be people who stay back. And because they're needed, it's very critical positions that they're in. And the people in order for them to survive need these critical people. Right now in the times where we're living in imagine the doctors and the nurses, and the administration's in the hospitals. They're at the front line when other people are
going home, and quarantining themselves, they don't, well, they aren't from their own, they're on the front lines, putting themselves in danger, in order to save other people. Now, having said that, I don't know the first kind of like striking the calamity or strike of like, you know, worldwide, everything's closing down. And there's this fear of loss of loss of life, fear of loss of wealth, and,
and you know, you care for your loved ones, you want to stay close. So the first reaction will be to take care of yourself, take care of your loved ones, and inshallah Tada, I hope that a little bit of that wave has passed. And now kind of like Rational speaking is kind of kicked in, I want you to start thinking about how can I be and I don't mean, put yourself in danger. But I don't want you to start thinking of how can I be the one who runs towards the building? When other people are running away? How can I be of service to my brothers and sisters and humanity at large? So let me give you a few examples. There may be people who are near to us, such as elderly people, and obviously, we know
it's more dangerous for them, how are they getting their groceries? How are they, you know, who's taking care of them. So one idea could be, why not get some, you know, do some phone calls, call around different areas, and ask people who are the elderly in my community, and drop a note for them at their door and say, listen, here's my phone number. If you need anything, I'll go and get it for you. If you need toilet paper or something like that, I will go and I will get it for you. So that's one example. Another example could be again, you don't have to put yourself in danger. But we're putting ourselves at the front line of service to humanity. Imagine if everybody starts adopting
this attitude rather than hoarding, there's enough for everybody, if we're sharing, and we're working together, I wish for this time to you know, when we look back at it, that this is a time when the best of humanity came out when we did our best. And we helped each other in the best way. So another example that I want to bring your attention to is a lot of people live paycheck to paycheck.
Meaning that I know you understand what that means. But when there's when they have to go home, or they're gonna get or if they're laid off, or there's no work or there's no not even a boss, the boss isn't necessarily feeling you know, he doesn't have any money to give those employees and then by the end of the month, they have zero money. So even though you're thinking, hey, I'm wondering if they're going to run out of supplies at the store, there's somebody else that even if they didn't run out of supplies, they don't have the money to get those supplies. And so now is a time to start turning around thinking of the vulnerable in your community financially, and saying listen, I know
This is a hard time and I have some money. Let's share it a little bit here if you need any help with groceries or you need me to pick it up for you or something like that, I'm willing to help out, and so on. And so I want you guys to start thinking like that when other people are running out of the building. How can I be the person who's running into the building? And if we all adopt that attitude, and we're all saying how can I be of service to my brothers and sisters in humanity and all around the world? Inshallah Tada, this will be in sha Allah a test that makes us stronger.
And that's my reminder for today, the Muhammad Al Sharif daily check in during this quarantine.