Sunday, 16 December 2018

Lifes lessons


*Many years ago, on a Sallah Day, in Dubai, a very Rich Man who had no wife, no children, no other family members, decided to invite all the employees of his Mansion to dinner.*


*He called the staff and asked them to sit at the table.*

*In front of everyone there was a QUR'AN and a small sum of MONEY.*


*After everyone had their dinner, the Rich Man asked:*


*"What would you prefer to receive as a gift: this QUR'AN or this MONEY?*


*Do not be shy, you can choose what you want. "*


*THE SECURITY GUARD WAS THE FIRST TO REACT:*


*"Sir, I would love to receive The Qur'an, but since I have not learned to read, the money will be more useful to me."*


*THE GARDENER WAS THE SECOND TO SPEAK:*


*"Sir, my wife is very sick and that's why I need more money, otherwise I would choose The Qur'an for sure!"*


*THE THIRD WAS THE COOK:*


*"Sir, I like reading to tell the truth, it's one of the things I like to do, but I work so hard that I never find time to flip through a magazine, let alone The Qur'an. I will take the money. "*


*IN THE END, IT WAS THE turn OF THE BOY WHO TAKES CARE OF THE ANIMALS OF THE MANSION.*


*And as the Rich Gentleman of the villa knew that the boy's family was very poor, he stepped forward and said:*


*"Surely you too want the money, do you not?  So that  you can buy food to have a good dinner at home and buy new shoes? "*


BUT THE BOY,

as for him, surprised everybody with his answer:


*"It would not hurt to buy a turkey and other tasty food to share with my parents and siblings. I also need a pair of new shoes because mine are very old. Even so, I will choose The Qur'an, because  I have always wanted one. My mother taught me that the Word of Allah (SWT) is worth more than gold and that it is more tasty than a honeycomb."*


*After receiving The Qur'an, the boy immediately opened it.  He found TWO ENVELOPES inside.*


*In the first, there was a CHEQUE  that was 10 TIMES  higher than the money on the table.*

*In the second, there was a DOCUMENT (Will)  that made him (whoever would choose The Qur'an), the HEIR to all the wealth of the Rich Man!*


*Faced with the Boy's emotion and the astonishment of the other servants, the Rich Gentleman opened The Qur'an 5:23 and read aloud so that everyone could hear:*


*"...And put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed."*


*The fear of God  Almighty is pure, it subsists forever;*


*The judgments of Allah (SWT)  are true, they are all just.*


  *They are more precious than gold, than a lot of fine gold; They are sweeter than honey, than the one that pours rays.*


*May Allah (SWT) give us Wisdom and help us always make the Right Choice.*

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