Another Fond Memory…

Couldn’t resist sharing another post from my “ghorofiker” blog… one of my most favourites!!

SEEDS OF LOVE…

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Last year when we moved into our new house, one of the very first things we did was to put out water and seed dishes for our much awaited visitors… the birds!! One of my most beloved sight is to watch them pecking around… feeling completely at home and filling our environment with their childlike chirping and constant flying to and fro… Although sometimes I would also leave them bread crumbs but what they loved the most is the millet seeds which we know as “baajra”…

The interesting thing is that after a couple of months as the flowers bloomed in the flower beds… there appeared a plant right in the middle of the flowers… At first I didn’t recognize it… but it looked so gorgeous that we let it grow…

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And did you guess what it was? Sure enough it was a millet plant… and I was thrown into a sea of amazement and wonder as I pondered on the lesson which Allah taught me through this miracle…

IMG_5450 The lesson for me was that when we do something whether it is good or bad, then it can have far reaching consequences… the seeds of our deeds are spread around the environment and they grow into plants which we never even thought about… In places we never imagined…

It reminded me of the time I was explaining to one of my friends the need to study Quran… she had many doubts and so she kept on asking so many questions which I kept answering simply because I felt it to be so important to convey this message to her even though she looked least convinced and showed no signs of doing so… but another friend of ours who just sat there quietly… not taking part in the debate and looking completely disinterested… somehow absorbed this message and she called me a couple of months later with the news that she left her job and joined a Quran class full time!!

So all that we say or do has an impact… and it doesn’t have to become evident in the way that we intended… Allah knows where our seeds will grow… and when…?

So just be careful which seeds you are spreading because just like millet seeds will grow into millets… similarly you will get back whatever you spread…

2 thoughts on “Another Fond Memory…

  1. Jazakillah khair . This is so true and applicable to all of us. What goes around comes around.May Allah make us those who spread the seeds of HIS love everywhere ameen

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