ASSALAMUALAIKUM WARAHMATULLAHI TA’ALA WABARAKATUH.
RESPECTED BROTHERS & SISTERS IN ISLAM.
AGAIN I AM REMINDING MYSELF FIRST BEFORE OTHERS. I AM ASKING: ARE YOU WILLING TO SELL ISLAM FOR TWENTY PENCE? REMEMBER….IT IS YOU WHO DECIDE AND TO ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’ALA YOU SEEK FOR GUIDANCE FOR HE IS ALWAYS THERE WATCHING YOU……………
Several years ago an Imam moved to London. He often took the bus from his home to the town area. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the same bus.
When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him twenty pence too much change.
As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, you better give the twenty pence back. It would be wrong to keep it. Then he thought, oh forget it!, it’s only twenty pence. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company already gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a gift from Almighty ALLAH and keep quiet.
When his stop came, the Imam paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the twenty pence back to the driver and said “Here, you gave me too much change.”
The driver with a smile replied “Aren’t you the new Imam in this area? I have been thinking lately about going to worship at your mosque. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change.”
When the Imam stepped off the bus, his knees became weak and soft. He had to grab the nearest light pole and held for support, and looked up to the heavens and cried “Oh ALLAH, O ALLAH I almost sold Islam for twenty pence!”
Remember, we may never see the impact our actions have on people. Sometimes we are the only knowledge of Qur'an someone will read, or the only Islam a non-Muslim will see.
What we need to provide, Insha ALLAH is an example for others to see. Be careful and be honest everyday, because you never know who is watching your actions and judging you as a Muslim.
What about your comments O respected brothers & sisters in faith?.......
Let’s hear them.. In sha ALLAH!!!
SUBHANALLAH! ALHAMDULILLAH!!! WALA ILAHA ILLALLAHU ALLAHUAKBAR!!!