Do Not Be Too Quick To Judge

Allah, the Most High, is the All-Knowledgable, the All-Knower... He chooses
to show us things... but sometimes... we are not shown the wisdom behind
somethings. When we are confronted by circumstances that are not very
pleasing.... we are quick to say: "This is not good..." but... is it
really? We might not know the purpose behind it...It might turn to be a
good thing.... thus.. .when we are faced with any situation... do not be
too quick to judge... always remember.... this life is a test... the good and the bad.... and there is nothing that happens for no reason... our brains are just not gifted enough to understand these reasons yet.
Sometimes ........ things happen to us for a reason.

The following story might illustrate this point even more.May Allah Taa'la bestow His mercy on us and give us enough wisdom to hold tight onto His Teachings and His Shari'a. Ameen.

                              The Story  of an
African King and His Friend
By: Arshad

A story is told about a King in Africa who had a close friend  that he grew up with. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that  ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) by remarking, "This is good".

One day the King and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The
friend would load and prepare the guns for the King. The friend had
apparently done something wrong in preparing one of the guns, for after
taking the gun from his friend, the King fired it and his thumb was blown off.

Examining the situation  the friend remarked as usual, "This is good!".
To which the King replied, "No, this is NOT good!" and ordered his soldiers to put his friend into jail.

About a year later, the King ! was hunting in an area that he should have known  to stay clear of. Cannibals captured the King and took him to their village. They  tied his hands, stacked some wood, set up a stake and bound him to the stake.

As they came near to set fire to the wood, they noticed that the King was missing a thumb. Being superstitious, they never ate anyone that was less than whole. So after untying the King, they chased him our of village

When the Kind reached his Palace, he was reminded of the event that had
taken his thumb and felt remorse for his treatment of his friend. He went immediately to the jail to speak with his friend.

"You were right" the King said, "it was good that my thumb was blown off." And he proceeded to tell the friend all that had just happened. " I am very sorry  for sending you to jail for so long. It was bad for me to do this."

"No," his friend replied, "this is good!"
"What do you mean, 't! his is good'! How could it be good that I sent my
friend to jail for a year?"

The King's friend replied: "If I had NOT been in jail, I would have been
with you."

Surah Al Hajj 22:76

He knows what is before them
And what is behind them:
And to Allah go back


All questions (for decision)       
Do Not Judge Things or Events by its Immediate Outcome!


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