Monday, 1 February 2016

Man With Lamp

A man woke up early in order to pray in the Mosque. He got dressed, made his ablution and was on his way to the Mosque.

On his way to the Mosque, the man fell and his clothes got dirty. He got up, brushed himself off, and headed home. At home, he changed his clothes, made his ablution, and was, again, on his way to the Mosque.

On his way to the Mosque, he fell again and at the same spot! He, again, got up, brushed himself off and headed home. At home he, once again, changed his clothes, made his ablution and was on his way to the Mosque.

On his way to the Mosque, he met a man holding a lamp. He asked the man of his identity and the man replied "I saw you fall twice on your way to the Mosque, so I brought a lamp so I can light your way." The first man thanked him profusely and the two where on their way to the Mosque.

Once at the Mosque, the first man asked the man with lamp to come in and pray with him. The second man refused. The first man asked him a couple more times and, again, the answer was the same. The first man asked him why he did not wish to come in and pray.

The man replied "I am Satan."

The man was shocked at this reply. Satan went on to explain, "I saw you on your way to the Mosque and it was I who made you fall. When you went home, cleaned yourself and went back on your way to the Mosque, God forgave all of your sins. I made you fall a second time, and even that did not encourage you to stay home, but rather, you went back on your way to the Mosque. Because of that, God forgave all the sins of the people of your household. I was afraid if i made you fall one more time, then God will forgive the sins of the people of your village, so i made sure that you reached the Mosque safely."

Do not put off a good that you intended to do as you never know how much reward you might receive from the hardships you encounter while trying to achieve that good.

Another thing which we can learn from this story is if we won't quit and keep trying, even the people who create hurdles will help us to achieve our goal.

Author : Unknown

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