One of my study partners is a Japanese guy.
This young man is very hard-working. Well, most Japanese are, I believe!
Yesterday, this guy really made a point for me to appreciate my deen more than anything else.
He was asking me about the phrase 'insha-Allah'.
He heard (and read) me saying 'insha-Allah' every time we talk so he read a book about the phrase itself.
What the fishhhhh???
A Japanese guy who doesn't believe in God, has no religion and no faith - did some research about a simple phrase rarely used by most muslims nowadays?
Are you kidding me???
I was crying like a baby! Errrr... Like a cute one, by the way! Aha.
He said from the reading materials he has read, he thinks 'insha-Allah' means two things:
One - God bless
Two - Maybe (for something that has not been done)
Slightly right, right?
Fuh. I'm sweating!
How do I explain about the precious phrase?
What's the best way?
So I made several sentences to portray the situations that we can say insha-Allah.
"Lets meet tomorrow?"
"Do you think you can do it?"
"Yes, I can, insha-Allah!"
"Please remember to take your medicine, so that you'll stay healthy."
"I will, insha-Allah."
"Can you come to my wedding ceremony? Please come!"
"I'm not sure, but I'll try to be there, insha-Allah."
"This is very hard for me, but I'll survive, insha-Allah."
Then, he made me cry, again.
"It's a deep phrase!"
Ya Allah, grant this guy your hidayah. Please.
And thank you. For making me a muslim, since I was born.
It's been a bless, for sure! Alhamdulillah!
Islam - so precious!
If a Japanese who knows nothing about Islam can actually appreciate the phrases thought by our prophet pbuh, why not us?