Monday, April 03, 2006

Finally!.........A positive story


Assalam alykom:

I turn on the radio in the car. They are talking very negatively about Islam. I turn on the television to watch the news. There is more negativity being spread. I look at articles on the internet written by Muslims and many times they are about their bad experiences while living out their life in society. Well, I have a wonderful story that happened to me and it is because I am a Muslim.
My 18 month daughter had a minor dental procedure that required a short hospital stay. She had to have general anesthesia so she had not eaten since the day before. After the procedure was finished, and she had been released, and I could tell that she was very hungry. I took her down to the hospital cafeteria in hopes to find her something appropriate. After finding the cafeteria, I proceeded to search for something like yogurt or jello or apple sauce. As I was looking, a woman who worked in the hospital called out toward me. She said to me, "Sister, Can I help you find something?" She looked at me quizzically and said," You are a sister are you not?" I told her that I am not Catholic and that my religion is Islam. She told me that was wonderful and I was still a sister to her. I continued to search for an appropriate food item for my baby. I finally found some yoghurt and a small bottle of juice. By the time I found these things the line had about twenty people in it. As I approached the line, my "sister" friend was already close to the front. She grabbed my items from my hand and insisted to purchase my items for me. I was very adamant to pay for the items and handed her a few dollars. However, she was more adamant and told me that she wanted to buy the items for her "sister". She handed me the items and told me "Have a great day SISTER!" I was really touched. Sometimes I do not know what to think. Do people see me in the hijab and conjure up all the evil things that are being said in the media or are they like my sister friend and they do not buy into all of that? I feel apprehensive with myself in public. Sometimes people give me unfriendly stares, but mostly they smile and are kind. However, my incident with my sister friend really made me feel better about it all!

14 comments:

Kitty said...

It is very good to know that there are some not prejudiced by what is said in the news. That there are still a few that do not brand everyone by what very few say and do. There is hope for all humanity still. Lots of hope.

Arshad Hussain said...

we can conclude still there are few good people living in this world.Alas.

Nortelle said...

Masha-Allah, that is so refreshing to hear. We genuinely love and care about everyone and it is always good to feel that same wonderful feeling coming back to us.

Heather said...

Salam Alekum Dear Sister,

Alhumduallah this was truely refreshing and a good vacation from the negitivity in this world. I love how optimistic you are as a Muslimah, I truelly look up to you. It was vary nice of this friend to help you out, may Allah reward her for her good deed.

Love and Hugs,
Sister Heather

Anonymous said...

assalamu alaikum
Alhamduillah...there indeed very nice people out there like us. May Allah(SWT) bless them.
ma salaama

banu said...

assalamu alaikum Ummnour,
Alhamduillah....this is a very beautiful story to share with others.
ma salaama
Banu

Anonymous said...

Alhumdulilah,

This was a nice story. It shows me that just because you hear and see junk on the radio or t.v about Islam and muslims dosen't mean everyone feels the same.

aloha lei

nurah said...

asalam alakum. Masha'allah, thats such a nice story sis. i know that i have had many good experiences like that myself, masha'allah. maybe i should share them as you have, and they may do better good on my blog then in my head. lol. insha'alllah i will get around to writing them for everyone to read. Jazaka lakhair sis. asalam alakum.(sister nurah from s4d)

Anonymous said...

Salam Alaikum:

Wow. Suphanallah !! Wonderful Story. This does my heart so good today when I am tired and weary. Keep up the good reporting :-))))

And yes, alhamdulilllah, not all people hate us Muslims. And as we speak up, and tell the true Islam, more and more will come to see us as everyday humans, just working and trying to support our families and live side by side of our neighbors as normal, everyday people. Not these monsters that claim to be Muslims and terrorise people. We must continue to write and speak out and be good examples of Islam...then the world will finally come to see us as we truly are. Just people trying to submit to the will of Allah and lead an everyday simple life until the day of Jenah incha allah.

Apples said...

Assalamualaikum, just dropping by sister. Alhamdulillah...nice to know about that:) I take that Allah is the one who moved her to be kind to you...so it really doesn't matter what the media says..the heart belongs to Him..:)

Qiyyama Ra'eesha said...

Assalaamu Alaikom Sister
That was beautiful and Insha Allah it will happen to us more often. I think people are mostly caught up on the media stereotype that Islam is evil. I try to explain to many people that those doing those evil things are extremenist. Also, I believe more people are being to have eye openers about our deen. Al-humdu Allah that the eyes of many will see that this deen is the true deen of Allah, and ask for repentence of associating Allah with others.
Qiyyama

Qiyyama Ra'eesha said...

Assalaamu Alaikom Sister
That was beautiful and Insha Allah it will happen to us more often. I think people are mostly caught up on the media stereotype that Islam is evil. I try to explain to many people that those doing those evil things are extremenist. Also, I believe more people are being to have eye openers about our deen. Al-humdu Allah that the eyes of many will see that this deen is the true deen of Allah, and ask for repentence of associating Allah with others.
Qiyyama

Um Nour said...

Assalam alykom:

For those of you who responded to my post. I am so glad you enjoyed my experience as much as I did. Inshallah we all have more positive experiences like mine!

Um Nour

Anonymous said...

worry not what others thought and how they look at us. How Allah looks at us is the thing we seek.