A simple act of kindness

A friend of mine posted this video on his Facebook. I found it very interesting so I'm posting it here. It is a song by Sami Yusof called "Healing". I'm pleased that there is an upward trend of Nasheed songs have better made and well though out music videos. I find that a song with great meaning when translated into action that can be seen with our very own eyes provides a big multiplier effect that amplifies the ability for these such songs to touch the hearts and minds of the listener/viewer. In a world that is increasingly media filled, content with has ethical and good moral content cannot be left to sit on their hands and just assume that people will like what message they're trying to send. This is a good development.

Acts of kindness are increasingly neglected in a world where material gain and individualism reign supreme. People fall head over feet to do the specific good deeds but tend to forget the little things that though might not seem very important but if everybody did them society at large can be changed. A simple example will be not littering, removing a nail or screw from someone's path, smiling to people around you, holding out doors, picking up someone else's litter and many more. These small acts come spontaneous to those with a pure heart, and think about the greater good and things that benefit not just themselves but society as a whole. Like the saying goes, little good deeds done consistantly are much better than big deads done once in a while. So lets take heed of the message of the song below and try to do as many little acts of kindness as we can. Next time you see an empty bottle laying on the floor, pick it up and erm... recycle it. You see an elderly person carrying their heavy shopping, ask if you can help. If you walk past somebody in the corridor at work or by the pavement, there's no harm in giving a simple smile. The little acts of goodness makes the world a better place to live in. =)

I particularly like the last bit which is in Arabic:
قلب بين يدي قلب و بيد الله كل قلب
عين ترعى عينا، وعين الله ترعى
كلمة طيبة صدقة
تبسمك لأخيك صدقه
كل معروف صدقة
اللهم اشف شفاءً لا يغادر سقماً
Which roughly translates to:
Hearts in the hand of another heart and in God’s hand are all hearts
An eye takes care of another eye and God takes care of me
A good word is charity
Smiling to your brother is charity
All good deeds are charity
God grant me cure and do not leave any sickness