Assalamualaikum everyone. Never underestimate the weight of a simple statement of recognition and inspiration towards our youth.
Imam alBukhari (the famous compiler of the most authentic book after the Qur’an- Saheeh alBukhari) was set on his path of completing a great legacy at the tender age of 16 by a goodly word he heard from his teacher Ishaaq bin Raahuwiiyah (May Allah shower His mercy upon them both).
“We were sat with Ishaaq bin Raahuwiyyah who said, ‘Why don’t you gather a summarised book of the authentic narrations of the Prophet (sall Allaahu ʿalayhi wa sallam)?’ Instantly, the love of doing so fell into my heart and I began to compile the book.”
He was 16 years of age, and spent the next 16 years in the making of his book that nshook the world, all because of a goodly word from a source of trust and inspiration.
1. Be a source of insiration and trust to those around you.
2. Do not under-estimate the weight of a goodly word in creating a positive dent in the world!
May Allah forgive our past and inspire our futures. Ameen.