Do you help people? Do you smile to others? Do you offer a seat to an elder? Do you even try to fix even your bed at home to help with the home chores? Do you bother to put a penny on those “Donation Boxes” you see at stores? Do we offer a hand to those people who carry so much things on their hands?
Yes, these are simple scenes in our daily lives that we fail to notice. We fail because of the mindset that the society pours upon our minds, that someone else will do that, that we depend on “someone” to do things for us.
Or better yet let me ask you, “Do you have the "willingness and sincerity" in your heart to give out something from the extra things that you have to make others feel better or help them?
Isn’t it a shame for us that we walk on the streets and we see these people, asking for a piece of bread or a penny and we know in ourselves that the bag of bread that we are holding bears more than what we need or that in our pockets are pennies that are abundant and yet we neglect and couldn’t even hand over a tiny piece of bread to an aching hungry stomach?
We do this yet, we are reminded of how the people in Islam lived before us, one of the greatest sahabi, namely ‘Umar Ibn Abdul’Aziz Radiyallahu Anhu, that ever walked upon this earth once said to his people;
"Place wheat on the tops of mountains so it cannot be said that a bird went hungry in the land of the Muslims."
Subhan’Allaah. Look at how they lived, their character and their hearts, yet to us we cannot even give sincerely to someone of our own kind and yet we expect to give to animals? How? Why is our heart too hardened?
This particular ayah is to be questioned to the those who have committed wrong on the Day of Judgement. Is it not wrong that we are asked for help and we know we can help yet we do not help? Why such selfishness? Have we closed the doors of our hearts for kindness?
Muhammad sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalaam said;
 “Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith.”
 “What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.”
Now, i want you ask yourself these queries;
• If we help someone, wouldn’t it gladden his heart?
• If we give out a tiny piece from what we eat to someone who has a hungry stomach, wouldn’t that feed him?
• If we give out some pennies on those donation boxes, wouldn’t it help those who were afflicted by calamities or for what those donation boxes are created for?
• If we give out a smile to someone who feels very bad, wouldn’t it lighten his bad feelings?
These are just simple questions which bear a lot of impact to our lives, have we thought about these small acts of deed? Have we thought to the tiniest bits that with our actions here in the dunya, we can create our home in the akhirah, and depending on which side our actions would attach will our homes be built too, it’s either the Jannah or Jahannam.
So think, do you want to be one of those to whom the Angels would ask this terrifying questions?
Know that you are still standing, breathing and able to pray and mention His Glorious Name, so it’s never too late to repent nor is it too late to help others in need.
You have the sources, even by just raising your hands and making du’a for other would be a great act of good deed already, and at the end know that your Lord is ever Merciful and Forgiving.
 Muhammad sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalaam said;
"Allaah will not give mercy to anyone, except those who give mercy to other creatures.”
So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, think about your actions today, think how it would affect you, think for your akhirah, indeed this place is but a deceiving and temporary world for us.
Help one, help one another, help with full sincerity.
Remember Allaah at all times, because when you remember Him, you remember His Words in the Qur’an, and when you remember His Words then you remember the character of His Messenger Sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalaam, and when you remember His Messenger Sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalaam, you are reminded of the values and teachings he has given and taught His Sahabah and when you remember the Sahabah, you will remember how to live like a true Mu’min. in sha Allaah.
and we pray that Allaah enlightens our hearts with His Wisdom to be able to understand His Words in the Qur’an and that we may live with proper obedience and knowledge to showcase His Deen in the best way we can, that He may shelter our character from the whispers and temptations of Shaitan.
 Abu Dawud | Tirmidhi