a thought...

this past weekend, ustaz amr khaled visited us here in the bay area. he came to jum3ah at mca. it was really a surprise to me (i knew he was giving a talk the following day, but i didn’t know he’d come to jum3ah). i felt extremely happy when i saw him, and started thinking about what i would say if i could get to talk to him.

he gave a brief 1 or 2 minute talk in english - i was happy that he said our masjid was like a “hug” and that it felt different than any of the masajid he’d seen in europe. i think i had a smile on my face the whole time.

afterwards, i had the honor of shaking his hand, hugging him, and speaking one sentence to him and getting a reply back. i also tried to get someone to take a picture of me with him.

but after seeing the crowds of people rush him to say salams, get a picture with him, or even get an autograph in some cases, i stopped and asked myself a question…

if i was this excited about talking to amr khaled, wanted to find something memorable to say to him, wanted to tell all my friends that i talked to him and hugged him… what about on the day of judgment when we see the Prophet Muhammad (صلي الله عليه و سلم)?

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