A surprise call. I listened in silence as the person at other end talked in Hokkien.
Problems in communicating (not all would-be Muslims are good in Malay language) had caused the Muslim Malays on the island to contact me, who's on the other side of the Penang bridge.
Oh gosh! With a thumping heart, I looked at my schedule. I could only leave the office at 3pm, so I arranged a meeting at 4pm.
A stranger. A woman. Someone I've never met but insyaAllah she'll be a new member of our Muslim family soon.
Only Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala knows what will happen tomorrow. I'm nervous. I'm going to do something I've never dreamt I'd do before, which is convincing someone to be a Muslim. Explaining Islam in my mother language (and I fear I'm not 100% fluent!). Perhaps even witness her reciting the syahadah, wallahu'alam.
Oh, please pray for us, me and that sister. Your prayers (may He bless you!) will help to diminish her uncertainties and smoothen her path into Islam, insyaAllah.
It's His will that this will take place. I'm still nervous (and a bit worried) because I might have to do the talking on my own (don't know any other Chinese Muslim in this mainland) but I'll do my best to dakwah her. Guess it's time I put to practice what I learnt in Seminar Dakwah two years ago, huhuhu.
This is a heavy amanah. I put my trust in Allah swt.