the feeling of Remorse for not doing enough good.

Discussion in 'Islam' started by ~Believer~, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. ~Believer~

    ~Believer~ New Member

    Oct 4, 2005
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    Hello everybody, I have been a frequent visitor to this forum for years, and only now I decided to participate.

    You see I was always taught by my family that being Muslim mean doing good in every action you do and that’s obviously impossible because we are not angels that’s why god encouraged atonement so he can grant us his forgiveness, but what about the feeling of regret for not doing enough good ?

    my story start in last summer it was in July i think, the temperature in my country rise to more than 50C at noon, i was outside of my house changing my punctured tire when i noticed a pigeon walking towards the car trying to escape the scorching heat and i think it was too weak because i don’t think it liked to walk on hot asphalt and, so i stopped my work, grabbed a bottle of water from the car and poured water near the pigeon and it started to move after i thought it died and started to drink, after that i finished my work and drove my car, after coming back i could not find the pigeon.

    Did it die or live? Was it enough to just give it water in that heat? Should I have taken it inside my house before going out? Was it eaten by a stray cat? whenever i remember this, I am filled with doubt as I think it was not enough, so what everyone think about it? and did you ever felt the same?

    p.s. sorry for my bad english.
  2. NiceCupOfTea

    NiceCupOfTea Pathetic earthlings

    Dec 22, 2009
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    you get pigeons in arabia ?

    its only a pigeon, forget about it and move on.
  3. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

    Oct 17, 2005
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    Namaste my brother.

    If you try, if you do, you are always good enough. We all have doubts we all have times...but I think all we are asked to do is what we can...

    a story I'm reminded of:

    As I walked along the seashore
    This young boy greeted me.
    He was tossing stranded starfish
    Back to the deep blue sea.
    I said "Tell me why you bother,
    Why you waste your time this way?
    There's a million stranded starfish
    Does it matter, anyway?"

    And he said, "It matters to this one.
    It deserves a chance to grow.
    It matters to this one.
    I can't save them all I know.
    But it matters to this one,
    I'll return it to the sea.
    It matters to this one,
    And it matters to me."

    I walked into the shelter,
    The owner greeted me.
    She was helping Misty learn to trust.
    She was struggling I could see.
    I said, "Tell me why you bother,
    Why you waste your time this way.
    Misty's only one of thousands,
    Does it matter anyway?"
    And she said, "It matters to this one.
    She deserves a chance to grow.
    It matters to this one.
    I can't save them all I know.
    But it matters to this one,
    I'll help her be what she can be.
    It matters to this one...

    Do what you can my brother, and feel good about it, it matters to that one...and it matters to you....and it matters to me.
  4. Muslimwoman

    Muslimwoman Coexistence insha'Allah

    Apr 5, 2007
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    Salam Aleykum brother

    I am nobody to say what is enough and I too often think about this question. We could drive ourselves crazy with it. Put your trust in Allah (swt), we cannot say or guess what is enough, we can only try to be better people and better Muslims with each passing moment of our lives.

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