Those who inspire me….

Those who inspire me….



Assalam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatuhu

This is where I tell you all one of the random tales of my life and share my lessons.

I live with 4 Malaysian students. My 1st roommate has stopped staying in the room and stays in the living room. Why? Because it’s easier to wake up for fajr prayer there. He forsook his comfort of bed to live on a floor!! He has over half of Surah Al Baqarah memorized. Once I was praying behind him and he recited the middle ayat of Surah Al Baqarah! Once I was outside the door and saw him praying inside the house. Instead of walking in, I kept staring at him through the glass. Each rakat of his Asr prayer was like 5 minutes long and this is when he was praying alone.

2nd roommate of mine is a phd student. He prays Tahajjud almost every night. His recitation is magnificent and his cooking sensational. Always a smile on his face and praying behind him is like the quran going like an arrow into the heart. Many a times my sleep broke at night and i heard him reciting Qur’an in the other room. In the stillness of the night I could hear it from the other room.

My 3rd roommate is a 5th year medical student. Initially ppl wud judge him. No beard, has a guitar in his room and what not. But I swear that there are times I stand outside his room creepily just because he is reciting Qur’an and I enjoy it. One day he lead us all in prayer and recited the first 11 ayat of surah al mu’minoon. Sensational.

4th roommate is a lot like me but just better. He also does beautiful recitation of Qur’an, especially his recitation of Surah Fatihah is the best. He travels a lot and shares his reflections like me.

This is the kind of people i live with. I am taught humility every single day.

Prophet Muhammad ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “The example of a good companion and a bad companion is like that of the seller of musk, and the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows. So as for the seller of musk then either he will grant you some, or you buy some from him, or at least you enjoy a pleasant smell from him. As for the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows then either he will burn your clothes or you will get an offensive smell from him.” [Muslim]

In his commentary of this Hadith, Imam an-Nawawi said that the Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) compared a good companion to a seller of musk and spoke of the virtue of having companions who are good, who have noble manners, piety, knowledge and good culture. Such are those who grant us from their virtue. And he ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) forbade us to sit with those who do evil, commit a lot of sins and other bad deeds, as well as with innovators, backbiters, and so forth.

 Another scholar said: “Keeping good company with the pious results in attainment of beneficial knowledge, noble manners and righteous actions, whereas keeping company with the wicked prevents all of that.”

May Allah SWT grant us good company always and make us among His righteous slaves Ameen

submitted by Raiiq Ridwan


One response to “Those who inspire me….”

  1. masshallah really heart touching story…i want this kind of friends who always takes me to right path..alhamdulilah i do offer prayer but still good companion will always guide us directly or indirectly by this will be away from shaitan fitnah