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Monday, 17 October 2016

I Question Myself Sometimes

It saddens me that there are a few types of "charities" in Kuala Lumpur.

The Other Half and I were approached by someone who gave salam, and showed us his plastered wound and asked for money in shopping mall near home. It made us feel bad if we had not returned his salam. It made us feel bad that he was suffering from a wound (that looks a little too Halloween, if you have seen one of those before). It made us feel bad that he would suffer even more if we do not give him any donation.

The same man plies the same pitiful situation in a few malls (Suria KLCC, Avenue K and Great Eastern Mall) and we bumped into him several times on different days. Just like that, our hearts became hardened and we stopped pitying "his situation".

Conscience.

I guess it is the same as the many "my-spouse-is-blind" couples who give salam, sell tissue papers and hover around mamak stalls and open air eateries in Bangsar and Damansara Utama. Over the years, I learnt not to fall foolishly into such business schemes.

Conscience.

Recently, it hit close to home. Someone I have been assisting "got found out". His Revelations were timely and accurate. Just like that, I told myself to stop. It is no use giving fish to someone whom I had already taught to fish but refuses to fish for him/herself.

Syukur alhamdulillah for His Revelations and Signs. I "halalkan" everything given before, of course. I just will not continue being bullied and used, that's all. Thank you so much for the lessons.

Conscience.

Do you question yourself too?

4 comments:

  1. Same here, after been fooled few times, its hard for me to believe them, i believe there's lots of scams going on. However I believe in my mom's words, she said, 'if we Ikhlas nak bagi, just bagi, itu antara kita & Allah s.w.t. However if he/she fool us, its between them & Allah s.w.t.' I follow that most of the time, unless i believe it for sure a scams.

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    1. Dear Anon,

      I was trying not to use the word "scam". Your mum is spot on, bless her too! Thanks for leaving your comments here.

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  2. seseorang yang selalu saya jumpa berkeliaran area masjid.berpakaian selekeh.bertongkat.mintak sedekah.satu hari saya terjumpa dia bawak camry.parking jauh sikit sebelum memulakan "aktiviti".APAKAH ERTINYA SEMUA INI???

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    1. Salam Anon,

      Maybe we can pray for them to receive Guidance and Halal Rezeki; and also pray for Allah swt to protect us all from these scammers.

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