Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happiness in Islam

"Knock, knock."

A British colonial officer in India sips his cup of tea and calls out,
"Who is it?"

"It's me, sir. Your washerwoman. I have come to collect your laundry."

"Oh sure, how are you?"

" I am fine, sir. Thanks to Allah, a hundered thousand times."

"And.. how are your children doing? And the one who was sick?"

"They are fine too, sir. All praise is to Allah.
One has malaria. He still has high fever. But he will get better, Allah willing.
And the other one is quite healthy. Allah is very gracious, sir.
He looks after us."

"Huh.. and how is your husband, I never asked?"

"Oh, he died sir. Six years ago. Allah took him back sir. Allah has a plan for everything."

A British colonial officer cites this conversation as his reason for embracing Islam.

"And when your Lord made it known:
If you are grateful, I would certainly give to you more,
if you are ungrateful, My chastisement is truly severe."

"Dan (ingatlah) ketika Tuhan-mu Memaklumkan,
Sesungguhnya jika kamu bersyukur, niscaya Aku akan Menambah (nikmat) kepadamu,
jika kamu mengingkari (nikmat-Ku), maka pasti azab-Ku sangat berat."

(Surah Ibrahim, ayat ke-7)

-dipetik dari risalah yg saya dpt di PASUM-

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