Being an Ambassador Of Islam

Assalamu’alaikum,

Subhanallah, I’m quite busy for this week and the next weeks to come. InsyaAllah, I’ll try my level best to share some thoughts here whenever I’ve the chance. I would write anything.. as long as it concerns you and me =)

Alhamdulillah, I thank Allah for everything that He has given me. After some time of leading a jobless life( to prettify the word- Self Unemployed. ^_^ ) , I am now employed in a company based in KL. Alhamdulillah.. Indeed, I want reiterate what I wrote in the shout box. After every ‘rainfall’ must come a ‘rainbow’. Subhanallah !

Right now I’m having a training for that company and accommodation was prepared for us at a hotel . At the end of the day, I found that I’ll be sharing the room with three Chinese brothers who are non Muslim. If you ask me, I would definitely say it’s a new experience for me. Even at my workplace, I would say we have around 70% non Muslim staff. Though at first I had a culture shock when it comes to dressings (the ladies of course) and so on, I know that I can’t run from the reality. By hook or by crook, I’ll definitely have to encounter this somewhere in my life .Luckily, I don’ find any difficulty so far to perform my obligation as a Muslim.

I’m so fortunate to know those three brothers . They are such a good and friendly people. I won’t be talking about language differences or anything as we don’t have any problem at all in terms of communication. However. What I would like to share here is about me as Muslim and being the ambassador of Islam.

Living alone as a Muslim in that room, I know that I have to portray good characters and manners. As they know that I’m a Muslim, doing a particular act that shows the not so Muslim manners would be unwise at the first place. Of course, I can’t be hypocrite when it comes to faith, but I pray to Allah that He would guide me so that I would never ever give bad impression on Islam to them. I’m so glad that after some time, one of the brothers seems to be interested to know something about me. He asked me: Oh, you pray five times a day ya?.You are so diligent”. In fact, He asked me about solat twice in which, to a certain extent surprised me =)

Alhamdulliah, I tried to tell him in brief with the best of my ability. There were times when they all asked me to have dinner with them and I told them that I was so sorry that I couldn’t make it. They asked me ; “why? You want to pray ?” I was quite shocked when they asked that. Only then I explained to them that, “no..I have to meet someone at the mall nearby”. Subhanallah, to a certain extent it shows that they know at least a bit =)

Referring back to the title of this post, I would then assert that as Muslims we are the ambassadors of Islam. At workplace, in your room, in our neighbourhood - we should bare in mind that we are the ambassadors of Islam. The way we talk, the way we behave, the way we conduct ourselves etc-all of these relate to us being the ambassadors of Islam. It’s totally not a matter of preaching, but it’s matter of knowing the significance of carrying the title. Islam is to be and to do and not otherwise. InsyaaAllah, I’ll take this opportunity whenever chance arises to explain what Islam is and what Islam isn’t. Hope you take up this challenge too =)

Till then..
Allahu A’lam

p/s: I’m also planning to give him a translation of the Qur’an. Luckily my brother managed to bring it form my hometown last night. Alhamdulillah ^_^

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4 comments:

munadhia said...

subhanallah. good experience. =) my dad working at jatimodal which all are chinese except him. but, the most interesting is that, when talking about politics, they really support the islamic governance. tp, its like common for kelantan chinese kan... dan sy sndiri prnah ada bestfriend cina dn india. luckily i have experience schooling at menjalara kepong dengan 98% cina. kami melayu golongan minoriti di situ. tp, sangat seronok, when others (malay) love football, we love basketball. =)

anyway, be comfortable with them. mungkin, satu hari mereka dapat hidayah dengan wasilah akh sebagai embassador of islam.insyaAllah. =)

congrates!

a.j. said...

must not give up. must not give up. oh Allah, dont make us forget of our objective in this world. to be the ambassador of islam

Al-Hamra said...

Bismillahirahmanirahim...

Law of Attraction... for others to do good/ da'awah, we (Muslims) ourselves should show & portray good examples...and du'a for them =).

TheHumbleWayfarer said...

Assalamu'alaikum:

Sis Munadhia. Thanks a lot for the beautiful sharing =)

Yes..we really have to mix with them. but i wonder why some ppl just don't bother to do that. I'm so fortunate to have this experience. Last night. the brother even asked me about tudung and what does it mean by the word 'Muslim'. I was extremely shocked last night. I really hiope Allah would guide me so that it would be easy for me to share the message of Islam. InsyaAllah. =)

Thanks ya for ur words. please pray for me ya.

Jazakillah ya uhkt ^_^

Akh:

yes. im sure we won't.. InsyaAllah =)

Zainab:

Yes. I agree with you.I love the last part. Dua'. that's the most vital one indeed ^_^