To those who beautify their feet not for show off but for fashion,
Or those who don’t go to places without the likes of SUPRA or JORDAN,
To those who wearing sandals is their hobby,
Or those who slip into loafers as though it was an interview time,
To those who don’t fall into this category but deprive others of their right,
By restrict their movement, frustrating them.
To those who aren’t much of an extravagance,
To those whose movement within and outside the mosque premises is just but a swift one,
To those who keep it simple,
To those who patronizes a rubber-made footwear (bathroom slippers),
Those who wear that which is most easily worn.
If the former doesn’t stop victimizing by lending & confiscating the latter’s footwears,
We would be forced to come to the Mosque bare-footed,
We would be forced to put our wears in our bags when around the mosque premises,
We would be forced to take our wears along with us inside the mosque,
Just so we stopped being a victim, just so you learn to wear that which you came with,
Just so you let us do whatever we intend to do, just so you don’t restrict our movements,
Just so you don’t spoil our plans, just so you don’t be a source of pain to us.
To those whom I’m here to warn,
Hear one of the cries of your brother who was hungry and needed to get something to eat
Who to his utmost surprise found out his wears were not where he left them.
He knows no one around,
He couldn’t wear another for fear of a fact
That the owner might need it when he is away with it
Yet he’s hungry.
You just made someone unhappy
You made someone go hungry, and you were a source of pain to a brother,
Due to that, which you see as nothing,
Due to that which you feel isn’t worth considering,
Do you do these on purpose? Do you not care how the deprived person feels?
The prophet (pbuh) says, “Muslims are brothers, one of another”
Do you recognise us as your brother when this is done to us??
We don’t know that which we do in the sight of Allah to gain his mercy,
Neither do we know that which we’ll do to warrant his wrath,
No matter how little this is, it should not be overlooked
May Allah be pleased with us always and may he save us from His wrath.
It doesn’t matter who such people are, high-rank, middle-rank, low-rank or no-rank,
Stop victimizing others, do that which is right
Don’t act as if no one would reprimand you,
If indeed no one would, Allah will.
This is just a warning,
What is ours is ours & what is yours is yours.