Must You Go that Far?

Must you go that far?

Everytime I ask this I remember a story of a great scholar
He was Imam As-Syafie, no other
He was travelling from one country to another
Searching for ilm that he desires

His life as if a living hadith that states that each of us is only a traveller,
Dunya only as a means to get us to the hereafter
The point of this story that i remember
Is the relationship of a son and a mother

Was he stopped by her?
Prevented by her?
To go far away for not months but years?
Nope, neither.

But instead, upon his departure
He got a pair of socks from his mother
Sewn by her delicate hands with love so tender
And soon after, with her blessing and dua he left her

Knowing the potential of this son of hers
And understanding one of the responsibilities of a true believer
To study and to become a preacher
If not to the world at large then at least to the family members

We are to call towards Islam, to become Allah’s worshipper
And to not associate Him with any partners
And we are to remind muslim to have taqwa of our Creator
And the knowledge that we have is to share it so we will together be safe in the hereafter

And now do you not see and wonder
What this action of his mother(giving permission for him to go) had made him to become in the future?

Al-Umm and fiqh manhaj are books, As-Syafie was its author
These are just a few which people still use even generations after

Because he was by thousands admired
His life story was written down and it made me a captivator
Towards his akhlaq i am a lover
His hafalan was flawless that was left for people to wonder
He was not towards the Quran, only just a memorizer
But he acts upon each word as a faithful believer

And i hope for you my dear…
That maybe you could be like him in the future
That whatever knowlegde that today you are after
Will be beneficial to someone that will come later

I wished you would just stay here
But yes ok ok i know i dont live in a world of ‘happily ever after’
Instead, i should be happy as Allah had made the road to Jannah easier 
Because you are one of those who are towards knowledge, a seeker

And in following the footstep of his mother
InsyaAllah never do i forget to make dua to my best friend forever

May Allah bless this journey of yours
May He ease your way through this unpredictable course
InsyaAllah we will meet again sooner or later
If not in dunya, insyaAllah in Jannah, in the hereafter


Dedicated to all of my friends that are entering universities overseas

Make dua for each other okay:D
Fii hifzhillah<3


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