قصة العالم و تلميذه
سأل عالم تلميذه: منذ متى صحبتني؟
(Story of Scholar and his pupil)
Scholar asked his pupil:
Since when you has been with me and learn from me?
Pupil said: Since Thirty-three years...
Professor Said: What did you learn during this period?
Pupil said: eight things...
Professor replied: "Ena Lee Allah Wa Ena Elyh Rajoon= We are Allah's "belong to GOD" and unto Him we are returning.". I wasted my life with you and you learnt only eight things!!!?.
Pupil said: Professor, I didn't learn more than these 8 things and I hate to lie.
Professor said: OK. Tell me what you learnt?.
I looked at the creatures and I saw each one has a lover, but if he/she went to the grave, the lover will leave him/her. Therefore, I made my Good Deeds as my Lover, so if I went to the grave one day my good deeds will enter the grave with me.
I looked at the words of God Almighty in the Holy Koran: "But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust, the Paradise will be his Home - 79:40-41". So, I worked so hard to keep myself away from my whims until I settled with obeying GOD only.
I looked at the creatures; I saw that all those who have something valuable keep it not to be wasted. Then I looked at what God said: "That which ye have wasteth away, and that which Allah hath remaineth - 16:96". So, whenever occurred at my hands of something value, I push it to GOD to save it for me.
I looked at the creatures, I saw each one show off by his/her money or ancestry or pedigree. Then I looked at God saying: "the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct - 49:13". So, I worked so hard to be pious, so GOD will consider me a noble.
I looked at the creatures; some of them are showing enmity toward each other, some curse each other and this is all because of envy. Then I looked at God Almighty saying: "We have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of the world - 43:32". Therefore, I left envy and hating people and learned that the livelihood is from God.
I looked at the creatures, who they are hostile to each other, showing enmity toward each other and fighting each other. Then, I looked to God saying: "The devil is an enemy for you, so treat him as an enemy - 35:6". Therefore, I left the enmity toward creatures, and considered Devil/Satan as my only enemy.
I looked at the creatures, I saw every one of them bearing and humiliating him/herself seeking of livelihood, which sometimes causes crossing the forbidden lines. I looked at what God Almighty said: "And there is not a creature in the earth but the sustenance thereof dependeth on Allah -11:6". So, I knew I am one of these creatures, so I took care of my duties and left my rights with God for Him.
I looked at all the creatures, I saw each one of them is depending on another creature. One on his money, one on his lands, one on his position…etc. Then, I saw God's saying "And whosoever putteth his trust in Allah, He will suffice him - 65:3". So, I left my depending on creatures, and I depend on my God only.