It was dinner time. We spoke about everyday things and the news that we’ve read about recently.
Me: Have you heard about the shirtless guy who sang azan while playing a piano?
Asna: No, but I’ve read about it in the newspaper. What he did was menghina azan, right?
Me: Yes, but what would you do if you see him?
She was thinking.
Asna: I’ll tell him, “God will judge you!!!” *laugh* Nah, just kidding. I’ll be nice to him.
Asna: Because when people hina Nabi Muhammad, he was nice to them. I know this story about a woman who said bad things about the Nabi, but when she was sick, the Nabi ziarah her and was kind to her. After that she became a good woman.
Me: So… what would you do if people do bad things to you?
Asna: Balas kejahatan dengan kebaikan!
I gave her a high five.
Sometimes people may do things that don’t make sense to you. They attempt to offend you, your family, your friends, your race, your religion, your nation etc.
Asna used to be so angered by the offenders and wished that something bad would happen to them, but after some time she learned that being angry, threatening and wishing for the misfortune of others isn’t the way to go. One of the best things that you can give in return to an offender (apart from choosing not to give a damn), is actually kindness.