We too were as they are. Although our own individual personal journeys through this earthly life is surely changed now due to our own slips and errors or successes in reformatting ourselves according to our efforts or circumstances.
In the photo above, is Rayyan. A handsome, cute looking little fellow Muslim whom I met at the Metrojaya Mid Valley Megamall during our Raya shopping trip yesterday.
He came to me eagerly when I stretched out my hands to lift him and was a brave little boy who didn't shy away from this old man. I'm a huge fan of babies. :)
Here is Rayyan looking at my beard which is now growing back after a barber at Taman Tenaga misunderstood my instructions to him to give my beard just a little trim.
As I was between LaLaLand ready to snooze off after being given a haircut, the barber simply mowed down my signature beard with his electric trimmer and unwittingly put me into a situation. I was between wanting to give him a piece of my mind and trying my best to remain calm for I was fasting.
Furthermore, the damage was already done and no amount of throwing a tantrum was gonna reverse the situation. I placated myself that it will grow back and it is. :PRayyan was a bit apprehensive to touch my beard which had caught his attention from the moment I picked him up and I had to coax him to be brave and touch the bristling beard of Tok Mamu..Hehehehehe
He was a brave little handsome boy and a real pleasure to be with. May Allah bless Rayyan and his family. May he grow up to be a successful Muslim and be of benefit to our ummah. Amin.
I don't know the name of this friendly Metrojaya store employee. She wanted to give Tok Mamu a free festive balloon which I politely refused for it would definitely be weird to have an elderly chap like me going around the mall with a balloon! :P She willingly posed for me to shoot the above photo. :)
Her colleague however was camera shy and he hid behind this bunch of balloons! Hehehehe...
Afiq, another pure hearted Muslim child whom I met, captured here in this shot, reeling away ticklish after being kissed on his cheeks by Tok Mamu and as a reaction after coming into contact with my bristling beard! Hahahaha...
Here is Afiq, checking out my beard which had so tickled him. He was a bit more braver than Rayyan and without any prompting, reached out and got a feel of my bristly beard.
Kids are often curious about my beard. The minute they are close to it, they will reach out and investigate it. It has happened too many times before and will definitely happen again if I get a chance to be in the company of the pure hearts again in the future, Insya Allah!
|Afiq, the brave little pure heart Muslim. May Allah bless his pure soul and shower upon him the best of this earthly life and in the next. Ameen Ya Rabb, Ya Rahman!|
|Afiq's shy elder sister.|
Ya Allah! Please protect these little pure hearts whom You have created. Give them Thy Baraqah and prolong their life's and guard them against the evil from a portion amongst Mankind, the Djinns and Syaitan.