Some people just need one Ramadhan to change. That’s why I love the holy month. It gives a great excuse for those who have always wanted to turn a new leaf but not quite sure when or how. While some may argue, its being hypocritical – I’d say why not.. at least during that one month one could feel the sweetness of Islam. The beauty of being a muslim.
Ramadhan allows someone to try to become a better person. To try and perform the Dhuha or the Tahajjud. Ramadhan gives an excuse for someone to say to their friends, “nope, I’m not joining you guys for the movie tonight – I want to finish reading the juzuk. I’m few pages left behind man.. ha ha“. Ramadhan also allows oneself to purify their intentions and cleanse their rezki so it will be more barakah.
This Ramadhan I decided to pay more attention to the small entrepreneurs I have around me mainly the staff I am working with. Before this, I have heard of them selling headscarves, soap, specialized food and drinks, beauty products, services etc. And they sell it at a good price too. Only I haven’t been much of a proactive buyer before until recently.
I thought to myself,
We are living in a small community. If my purchase could raise their standard of living by even a mere 1% or give that lady extra income for the month to get her own things or for her kids – why not just buy from them?
It will make them happy as a start and it will encourage them to be independent and savvy with their financial stance. On top of doing their kerja hakiki of course. ( I support lady entrepreneurs wholly but not to the extent of neglecting their family and paid job. These 2 things are still the biggest amanah of all)
So I approached those who are selling scarves. I placed orders for raya cookies and kerepek. In fact, I myself feel good upon performing these small deeds. This is me playing my part for the small community of sellers at my workplace. How about you. Insya-Allah, if we mean well everything would be rewarded handsomely.