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"La Tahzan, InnaAllaha ma'ana" (Al- Quran: Surah At- Taubah- Verse 40)
Translation: "Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us."

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." ~Edmund Burke~

'It's not what the world holds for you, but what you bring to it' ~Anne of Green Gables~

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Being A Good Samaritan

There are cases where I think it's just not worth being good or trying to do good things or help others.

For example, if you see 'mat rempit' involved in an accident. You know you're suppose to help, but is it worth it? If a robber got shot and then caught, do we have to rush him/her to the hospital? Can we wait a little bit? How about if you're driving alone at night and you see a motorcyclist trying to hitch a ride because his motorcycle was broken? Would you stop?

Early this month, we were shocked by the news of Sufiah, once a child prodigy because she was so genius in math and got accepted into Oxford University at only 13 years old. Now she's a classy 'escort'. Suddenly, there are people who launched missions to save her. Is this worth it? She doesn't even want to be saved. I saw her interview video, with a smiling face she admitted 'I certainly got my needs fulfilled through the work... it's always been a career choice...'. Well, she sounds happy being in an 'escort' company. She looked happy & proud during the photo shoot too. Do we need to help her?

Good people will say yes, I believe.

As a fellow muslim, I'd say yes too because 'escort' is against Islamic rules. But in this case, there are a lot more that need savings. How do we prioritize?

The feeling is somehow similar to watching a documentary on tv last week. About the survival of polar bear in the arctic. I pitied the sea lion when the polar bear attacked it, but at the same time I pitied the polar bear because she was very hungry and haven't eaten for a few days. It's a dilemma.

Well, I officially announce April 2008 as my dilemma month.

But, people with good heart (can I count myself in?) are clear with what is suppose to be done. They remain kind and helpful in any situation. Even though they have to bear with the circumstances and sometimes the consequences. Good people are honored with strong heart to carry the burden of not being appreciated for their deeds. In the world where almost everyday we hear about a human losing his/ her humanity, we need more kind hearted people to balance the morale of humankind.

It's not easy being kind & sincere. I wish I can really be kind sincerely. Anyhow, we must try. It's all up to us to make this world a better place.

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