Saturday, 30 July 2016

No time to complain!


Ibrahim bin Ad'ham ( rah) saw a young man passing by with a cotton towel tied around his forehead. He asked him the reason. The young man replied this is because of having headache. 


Ibrahim bin Ad'ham (rah) then advised.  

You see my son.   "Allah (s.w.t) gave you a head ache for one day and you are showing the world complaining of this small pain. Did you display any sign for His numerous blessings other days in similar" 

That’s a moral story where Ibrahim bin Adham (rah)was reminding how complaining we are and how less thanking we show to the blessings of Allah. We often complain about that one thing we miss, while rarely show gratitude for the 99 blessings that Allah has given us. Man by default is a complaint box himself, except few. The complaints we have surpasses our gratitude. Even when we say Alhamdulillah, you see most often we have a BUT in our talks. 

Our normal talks goes like this: 

Alhamdulillah, the business is OK _BUT_ market is bad

Alhamdulillah the Haj journey was fine _BUT_  transport or room was bad. 

Alhamdulillah life is going fine _BUT_ not so good. 

Alhamdulillah Job is fine _BUT_ Salary or Boss is bad. 

In my little understanding what comes after the word _BUT_  is what our heart speaks and Alhamdulillah is just a word we say is a manner of introduction that comes out from the tongue. 

Many of the Arabs when I speak, rarely mixes Alhamdulillah with complaints, They stop with Alhamdulillah without a BUT. I think the reason being they know this is like fire and water. One extinguishes the other. If we are truly the people of Alhamdulillah, we will have no complaints and that’s the truth. 

Hence let’s learn saying ‘Alhamdulillah’ from our hearts without any _BUTs_  and _COMPLAINTS_ 

لَهُ الْحَمْدُ فِي الْأُولَىٰ وَالْآخِرَةِ

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