THE ACTIONS WE do, good and bad, can have repercussions on events far in the future. Let us look at an example:
When the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) went to propagate Islam in Taaif, the people stoned him and drove him out of town. When the Angel came and asked permission to destroy the town, the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) forgave them and did not let them be destroyed.
Later, the people of Taaif accepted Islam. Among their descendants was Muhammad Bin Qaasim who first brought Islam to India. The Muslims of India brought Islam with them to Natal and Transvaal. From them the indigenous people of SA are accepting Islam.
Imagine, the kindness of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam in Taaif so long ago, set in motion a process which saw the light of Islam reach India and from there to England and South Africa.
OUR ACTIONS CAN HAVE FAR-REACHING EFFECTS