What has a candle to lose?


So I decided to write about one of my earliest memories. You know one memory I can think as far back as without any help…. Well, here goes.

It was Aisha’s 3rd birthday party and we were done taking pictures which meant it was time for all the fun and games. So a box of plastic alphabets was emptied and the goal was to arrange them from A-Z. The celebrant was to go against Nafisa (May her soul rest in peace). So Aisha was almost halfway done when she saw her competition was stuck. She started feeding her the tiles and her mum said to her “Finish yours first then you help her”.

Fast forward some twenty something years later and a group of close friends were to describe her and the commonest of adjectives was selfless. She says, “I do believe that success is not success until it is shared, if not it would be really lonely up there’.

And because of her,  I do believe the words of James Heller.

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

So when you can, help anyone, any way you can. There is always room to help make someone better whether it be a word of encouragement, constructive criticism, a tip here and there or even a helping hand.

Would really like to know what you think about the post. Thank you.


23 thoughts on “What has a candle to lose?

  1. Sahar says:

    It’s also the mark of a confident person to help others be successful – the petty and insecure find it impossible to pull others up.
    May Allah SWT help us all be helpful to each other and truly want for our sisters what we want for ourselves


    • ummbilal01 says:

      Ameen. And sometimes it’s something as easy as…. how did you get to do this for your blog or what app did you use to watermark your picture.
      May Allah make it easy for us.


  2. haya says:

    so true.
    Lan tanalul- birra hatta tunfiqu mimma tuhibbun, wa ma tunfiqu min syai’in fa innallaha bihi ‘alim

    By no means shall you attain Al Birr (piety, righteousness – here it means Allah’s Reward, i.e. Paradise), unless you spend ( in Allah’s Cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend. Allah knows it well.

    indeed thats a key to success.


  3. Raising Young Believers says:

    This has always been one of my favourite quotes/mottos.

    It also ties in strongly with the hadith where Anas(ra) relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]


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