On Gifts: To Give Is To Receive

The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, ‘exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love to one another.’


Peace be upon you, beautiful human being!

Here I am, sitting in my best friend’s house – pausing our tea-time so I can fulfill this promise to all of you.

Alhamdulillah. All praise and thanks is for Our Most Generous God, alone.

Yesterday, I sliced through an unfamiliar brown box. A package had been delivered to our door.

Suddenly, a beautiful aquamarine gift box came into view. Along with it was a brilliant eyeshadow palette.

Joy tickled me silly like the warmth of the summer sun, because I realized I was not the one to order it. Someone must have sent it over!

It turns out my beautiful little sister with her humongous heart had ordered it.

Action point: Right then, I pledged to myself to randomly send cute little gifts to the people I love.

Give, and you shall receive. Give what you want to receive – whether it be emotional, physical or spiritual.

Unexpected surprises like this are the best! Someone thought of me? It warms your heart! And so, it should teach us to warm others’ hearts so we open ourselves to receive the infinite joy that awaits…:)

P.S. Story-time! About a year ago, I gifted a dear sister a feather cuff. For our Eid holiday this year, I received the same beautiful and unique cuff from another beloved sister – totally unexpectedly! Subhan Allah! All Glory is for God, Alone – who inspires us to do good, to reach for the inner goodness inside.

Love (until tomorrow – God Willing!),

Just Mishi

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