Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Don’t you just love technology?
Here I am, on the Malaysian island of Langkawi, miles away from the nearest city, but still connected to the outside world – still blogging!
I do apologise for my absence over the last week or so, it has been very difficult to get hold of a terminal, to pore out my thoughts and let my readers know what is happening.
So, I hear you ask, what is Langkawi like?
The answer to that is that it is absolutely beautiful! Imagine golden sands, imagine lush, green tropical rainforest, imagine seawater warmer than the water coming out of your tap and your getting close to building up a picture of Langkawi – picture perfect.
Okay, so there has been a bit of rain but that hasn’t dampened our spirits, especially when I’ve got snorkelling and scuba diving booked for tomorrow!!
Yesterday evening, around 6pm, after an invigorating swim in the warm and salty Andaman Sea, I was just walking back along the coastline, the temperature was perfect, the sun was on its way down, the vegetation covered islands were visible in the distance, and I was just thinking that how can anybody look at all of this and not be inspired by the beauty that Allah has created?
Because indeed, it is all the creation of Allah and when one looks at that one must always remember that it wasn’t difficult for Allah to create any of this, nor did it take him long. But then I wondered, that if Allah has placed such beauty upon this earth, then what beauty is there in store for the Believer who leads a good life and is accepted by the Mercy of God into Jannah?
Definitely something to think about.
And thene there’s the wonderful service we are receiving from the wonderful staff at the Andaman Hotel.
Okay, so it may be because we have paid, but it also reminds me of that Hadith which states that ‘the best people are those who are useful to others’.
What if we showed these manners of perfection and politeness to each other as a matter of routine for the pleasure of our Lord? This way we can show the humanity which is inherent within each and every one of us.
I make this point because although it is easy to practise here on Langkawi beach where the weather, food, scenery and everything else makes you think you are already in Paradise, it is not so easy back in the hum drum of daily life in rainy, gloomy, down-to-earth Britain.
Anyway, time for me to go. The weather’s just brightened up again, I’ve got 4 days of my holiday left, and still a lot of time for me to sit and enjoy this place and its endless scenes of perfection.