I would like to bring you with me back to last night -- it was about 11.30pm, and I was watching 'The Last Samurai' which was inadvertently interspersed with all the melodic snoring provided by my 3 loved ones who were fast in deep slumber right beside me. I was multitasking, watching the movie as well as keeping up with whatever was happening around me via FB. The movie was nearing the end, it was the scene after The American Captain had to assist The Samurai Katsumoto to commit seppuku, and The Japanese Emperor was about to sign a treaty with The American Ambassador. I took a quick glance at my timeline and saw a shared post by my high school classmate on a single mother who is currently struggling to be as healthy as she can for her 3 children, as well as doing her best to provide for them in financial terms. I felt a pang of sadness deep within me. And a massive sense of guilt for the time i have spent in indulgence.
I do not know her but I went on to read through her writing, mostly the accounts on her battle with the chronic illness she has been trying to beat for the last 5 years. Anaemia, low platelets counts, blood transfusion and numerous hospital visits, all the while looking after the kids, trying to make for 'sesuap nasi'. She has an online business selling different things from 'toto' duvet to kerepek and different sorts of malay condiments. I don't really know how profitable her online venture is but one thing that struck me was, she wasn't there looking for a free ride, not for herself nor her children. She is indeed doing her very best to survive despite or the challenges the come her way. Her way of dealing with her difficulties made me ashamed but grateful at the same time.
|via Quest For A New Perspective|
Would my readers be ever so kind to visit this lady's blog and read for yourself? Would we be moved to help her even by sincere du'a and well-wishes? Would we be able to spare RM10 for this lady and her children or any amount seikhlas yang mungkin? Nobody needs to know if you are contributing, let that be between you and Him, insya Allah. But I would be humbled if my readers would even consider to help spread the words and du'a for her wellbeing. If you are indeed interested in contributing some financial help for this lady, you could do so by purchasing her goods on her online shop or even any sincere contribution via her bank account which is detailed on her blog. Do read her account and I do hope you will see what I meant. She is not writing for easy money, but if there are compassions from our fellow Moslem I am sure she will be thanking Allah SWT for such help, no matter where it comes from. Who knows, this meagre move towards humanity might just be our ticket to Jannah...?
forever grateful for everything she has,
Post script: Haryani Mat Hussin's Maybank Acc number is 164034266923. Semoga Allah SWT bukakan hati kita untuk membantu sedikit-sebanyak. Insya Allah