Sunday, October 10, 2010

The smallest things count

Today I was reminded of such an important lesson, from such a simple thing. I have this tasbih (prayer beads) made from soft wood. While using it I noticed a small piece of wood sticking out from one of the beads, and decided to pull it off. As soon as I did this, the bead cracked in half and is now just basically hanging on a thread, about to fall of f completely. “Strange”, I thought, that this tiny piece of wood was actually the thing keeping the whole bead together. This reminded me that the smallest things in life count a lot, and sometimes they may even be the most important.

The small things we take for granted and dismiss as insignificant, these may actually be the things that Allah (SWT) rewards us for the most. There’s so much wisdom in this, because without the small things, the big things will not be in order. In order for the big things in life to function properly, the small things first have to be mastered. There are so many little ways in which we can make important differences in the world. After all didn’t our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) say that “even a smile is charity”?

So, perhaps it will help us all to first focus on improving things in small ways, we can begin with ourselves, make small changes within ourselves, change our behaviour and actions slowly and in small ways, and finally all the small changes we make will amount to big changes Insha’Allah; and with the help of Allah (SWT) we do not know how important an impact we can make in this world.

Let us try not to forget the importance of small things in life, because it may just be the things that are holding the bigger things together.

May Allah Almighty make it easy for us all Insha’Allah.

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  1. Subhan'Allah! What a lovely post! Thank you so much. I really enjoyed reading it and couldn't agree more.
    Take care sister.

  2. Jazakallah Khayr sister, you always have such positive comments, it's motivating, May Allah (SWT) reward you well and always keep you positive! Stay well:)

  3. I truly agree with you. Small changes will gradually lead to improvements. And if you do it consistently, you'll notice that it could also bring significant influence to your surrounding!

    I also agree that we can always start with a small contribution by showing our sincere smile as sadaqah. Insya-Allah, we'll be rewarded by Allah Almighty.

    Ameen to your dua, sis. Take care!

  4. Couldn't agree with you more - it seems we are all too quick in forgetting or overlooking the small things.

  5. Yes, its true, we too easily overlook the small things and forget that everything big has to start out small.

    This is a lesson for us all to remember-:)

    Stay well sisters, great to hear from you both!