Nafs Hack: Be Kind
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatalahu wa barakatu. My name is Preacher Moss, and I’m here with my Ramadan Nafs Hack.
So, the moral of this story that I’m about to tell you is be nice to people during Ramadan and especially outside of Ramadan.
My reflection is this: Years ago, I was a young Muslim, and I was struggling with Ramadan. I basically took my shahada two weeks before Ramadan came. There I was man—going through Ramadan, starving, waiting in line. The people weren’t bringing the food fast enough. I got really upset, and I stormed out because they didn’t know I was fasting.
I remember I walked outside and I saw a guy going through the trash can. I looked at the guy, and I didn’t know what I was thinking, and I said, ‘Hey, here’s ten dollars. I’m not going to give it to them. Here’s ten dollars. You do with it what you wanna do with it. Take it, take it.’ And then I just yell out, ‘Assalamu alaikum’, flippantly and I turn around, and before I get to the corner, I hear, ‘Walaykum al salaam wa rahmatalahu wa barakatu.’
Point of the matter is you don’t know where your blessings are, and you don’t know where people’s blessings are. So, please, be kind during Ramadan.
Preacher Moss. Nafs Hack. Peace!