A gift given by a person close to your heart is a constant sweet reminder of them in their absence. Scented thoughts beautify the ambiance of the mind. More importantly, it is the few words they spoke which light up the space within one’s mind, secretly emanating rays of hope from time to time, their beauty and warmth which can neither be described nor appreciated by anyone other than the recipient themselves.
Monetary worth not being of importance, it is always the thought that counts.
Near the bed-side lamp, in sight before going to sleep and every morning right there on the dressing table.
Constant daily reminders.
Gifts are a means to subtly and gently make way to the most private and therefore most prized space of an individual.
It could be their room.
Or it could sometimes be their… heart.
The Prophet salalahu ‘alayhi wasalam has said:
“Exchange gifts, you will love one another.”
[narrated by al-Bukhaari in al-Adab al-Mufrad. Ibn Hajar said: its isnaad is hasan. It was also classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Adab al-Mufrad, 463.]
His Creations are gifts, reminders of Him.
The gift given and the one who gave the gift are all gifts of Allah SWT.
Allah SWT who’s always been Al Wahhab, Al Wudood, Al Lateef, Al Jabbar…
Never can we thank Him Subhana!
Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinn and men) deny?
[Surat ar-Rahmaan, 55:13]
رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَيَّ
وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي فِي ذُرِّيَّتِي
إِنِّي تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ
“My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds, such as please You, and make my off-spring righteous. Truly, I have turned to You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to Your Will).”
[Surat’l Ahqaaf, 46:15]