Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "A prostitute was forgiven by Allah,
because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was
about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover
she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that."
Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54, Number 538
(Another comment are welcome,this is my humble interpretation)
We must have feeling compassion to all living being,not human only,
but for animal too, even a dog. Sometimes we think dogs are animal that
we avoid and didn't like to touch or help them.
Don't feel or think our sin is not be forgiven by Allah.Like prostitute in this story,
she has still have right going to heaven,because she only give water to dog.
It's amazing ,only simple good deed with honest heart,Allah forgave her
because Allah compassion and always give mercy to human being and
Allah decision always good and always right.
Simple good deeds and honest when doing something and then Allah will always
give the best one to us later.We try to help,everything near us,
maybe we only simple man and we are not politician or rich man,
we can help everything near us as honest that we can,
and we know Allah always give the best to us,even simple good deds that we do.
Allah compassion to human is unlimited,we are human being have many weakness
and don't think we are going alone to heaven because our prayer/fasting etc only.
Allah know everything in our heart and Allah always most powerful,we can not doing
something without Allah give help to us and give strength to us.
At the end I quote, another story that related about simple good act
and hones heart to a dog
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "A man felt very thirsty while he was on
the way, there he came across a well. He went down the well, quenched his thirst
and came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of
excessive thirst. He said to himself, "This dog is suffering from thirst as I did."
So, he went down the well again and filled his shoe with water and watered it.
Allah thanked him for that deed and forgave him. The people said,
"O Allah's Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?"
He replied: "Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate (living being)."
Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 43, Number 646:
__________“Allah does not judge according to your bodies
and appearance but He scans your hearts and
looks into your deeds"
Prophet Muhammad S.A.W___________
Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 10:17pm