There is absolutely nothing wrong with performing good deeds in public, it is actually very rewarding when others start following by your example. However, doing good in secret helps us purify our intentions, avoid riya(hypocrisy) and allows us to strengthen our bond with Allah The All-Mighty. Hidden actions fill a believer's heart with wonderful tranquility and peace!
Sitting in the company of poor people helps us to get onto right track and enables us to ponder on blessings we have, seeing people who are deprived of basic accessorizes of life, not only softens our hearts, but makes us humble, and thankful to our creator. That is why it has been told to us to always see people below us, and not to fall into unremitting worldly race, because it never ends.
The Muslim ummah is facing multiple challenges in living peacefully. The most dominating challenges for the community is internal disunity and response to anti-Islamic ideological war. In the grip of mixed emotions of love (for Islam) and anger, we forget the sunnah of behaving with a vision in adverse situations. The character our Prophet (sallelahu alaihi wasallam) gives us a good lesson to encounter our both internal and external challenges...from a glimpse from the seerah.
Da'wah is a duty, a responsibility, assigned on every Muslim, by Allah, as Allah has clearly mentioned in the Qur'an that He has appointed the Muslim ummah as a model community for the whole of mankind. Islam is to be presented to the world as the need of the people. At this juncture, Da'wah is has become a universal need. This ummah will have to present Islam as the only way of life that can deliver justice to the suffering humanity.
Generosity is a trait that is unfortunately undervalued nowadays. However, it is part of our Islamic identity hence it needs to be revived. As Muslims, we need to make it a habit to be generous to others with everything that we have been blessed with, we have to be able to give others with a big heart thus form a smile on their faces!
"Police say Angela Timmons, 54, who works at Virginia Colleges in Spartanburg County, texted her daughter just after 10 a.m. claiming she 'could hear gun shots being fired inside the school.' However, the daughter, April Timmons, who lives in New York couldn't get hold of her mom after receiving the message and, c-oncerned, the 34-year-old proceeded to call 911 to report the incident. Sheriff's deputies swarmed the college where they discovered that no shooting had occurred. Sheriff Chuck Wright told WPTV that he was expecting to find a serious situation as he approached the school. 'I'm thinking Columbine High School, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech,' he said. However, the daughter soon called back after receiving a second text from her mom explaining that it was a prank."