So drawn by the beauty of the Qur’an, the pagans of Mecca would sneak at night through the desert darkness to eavesdrop on Prophet Mohammad’s (ﷺ) night time recitation.
On one such occasion, Abu Jahl, Abu Sufyan and Al-Akhnas Ibn Shurayq came to listen to the Prophet’s recitation in the middle of the night, not aware however of the presence of each other.
They continued listening till the sun rose, and when they returned home, they bumped into one another and asked each other, “What brought you?!” “What brought you?!” They vowed to not repeat this, fearing that people could catch wind of this event; Mecca’s noble men marvelling at the Qur’an!
However, on the second and third consecutive nights, every one of them had broken their promise, eavesdropped on the Prophet’s recitation and again, humiliatingly bumped into one another on their way home.
Pause here for a moment.
What do you take from this?
The power of the Qur’an? Well, that’s the obvious one, but there is another more subtle reflection.
Whether you realise it or not, you are being watched.
Your Facebook page, tweets, Instagram updates or their likes are closely being observed, not just by those who eagerly await your slips, but also by those who admire you or your material.
Of course, this isn’t always obvious, for such visitors may not leave a comment, share your posts or even ‘like’ them, but they are present.
Thus, ensure that when they do make their secret visit, they only ever *see* and *read* material that will draw them closer to Allah and the Home of the Hereafter.