Must ReaD – A Beautiful Story
A pious man who constantly looked for knowledge and used to give all his time .One day he left home due to his extreme hunger since he had found nothing to eat at home and so he ended up heading towards one of the gardens on the roadside.This garden was full of apple trees and one of which had a few of its branches hanging outside the fence on the roadside.
His inner self started whispering to him to eat an apple to remove his hunger and that no one would see him.Afterall the apple garden wouldn’t be affected by the absence of only one apple.He plucked an apple and sat down to eat it until his hunger disappeared.
But when he went back home,his consciousness(a l nafs) started aching him and he started to ask himself how he could do such a thing (this is always the case of a momen,a believer i.e he always judges and punishes his soul for the wrongdoings he does).Sitting down,he started asking himself how he could eat an apple which is of another Muslim’s wealth and possession and yet he never asked his permission before plucking it.
Neither had he asked the owner for his forgiveness.Get ting up the next morning,he headed outdoor in search of this garden’s owner until he found him.This young man then told him(the owner):
“Uncle,yesterda y extreme hunger got great hold of me and I ate an apple from your garden without you knowing and today I have come to ask for your permission for having taken it.”
The owner replied:
“By Allah I will not forgive you In fact I am angry from you until the Day of Judgement where i will complain to Allah about you.”
A pious man then started crying and pleading to him to forgive him and that he was ready to do anything for him on condition that he forgives him and makes him clean of sins again through this forgiveness.
“Uncle,I am ready to work as a graden worker in this garden of yours without a salary the whole of my life or any other thing you wish me to carry out for you on condition that you forgive me.”
At this moment, the garden owner stopped to think for a while and then said:
“Son,I am ready to forgive you now but on one condition….”
A pious man got soo happy and his face once again got filled with joy and he replied :
“Give me any condition you wish ,uncle.”
“My only condition is that you marry my daughter!!!”
A pious man was shocked from this condition,got stunned and couldn’t understand this condition.
The owner continued:
“But son… you must know that my daughter is blind,deaf and can not talk.She doesn’t walk either and is always sitted.For a long time now, I have been searching for a husband for her whom i can trust to take care of her and accept her as she is with all her features which I mentioned to you.I will forgive you only if you accept to marry her.”
A pious man was once again shocked with this second disaster.He then started thinking how he would be able to live with such a burden especially that he was still young and on his first steps in his career life.How could she take care of him and look after his house when she had such defects?
He then started telling himself:
“Have patience regarding her and at least get saved from the Hereafter’s punishment which this apple would cause you.”
He then looked towards the owner and said:
“Uncle, I have accepted your daughter and I ask Allah to reward me well for my intention and that He rewards me with something better than what He inflicted me with.”
The owner replies:
“Well then son….your date is next Thursday at my place for the Walimah(celebra tion)of your marriage and I will be resposible(take care) of her Mahr(dowry).”
When Thursday came ,A pious man came walking with heavy steps,full of sorrow,with a broken heart unlike any other groom on his wedding day.When he knocked on the door, her dad opened the door and let him in.After they had sat and talked a bit,the bride’s dad told A pious man:
“Please feel free to enter the room where your bride is sitted..and may Allah place His baraka(blessing s) on you both and around you both.May He bring onto both of you all goodness and mercy ..”
He then took him by his hand and led him to the room where his daughter sat waiting .When he opened the door and looked inside,the lad found seated a girl whose face was whiter than the moon and whose hair hang loosely on her shoulders like silk.She then got up and walked towards him with her shoulders stretched outwards and told him:
“Assalamu Alaikum my husband.”
Standing in his place,A pious man staring at her as if he was in front of a hooreya(i.e one of the beautiful ladies of Paradise who have never lived on Earth before)from the hooreyats of Jannah who had instead come to earth.
He couldn’t believe his eyes and just didn’t know what had happened or why her dad had said such bad things about her.She at once understood what was going through his mind and at once went nearer to him,held his hand and kissed it saying:
“I am blind from looking towards forbidden(haram ) things and I am deaf from listening to forbidden talk and I am unable to talk about forbidden things.
My feet too do not walk towards haram things….
I am the only child of my dad and for a couple of years now ,my dad has been searching for a good pious husband for me.So when you came to him asking his permission for an apple and weeping for its sake,he told me:
‘Whoever fears from eating an apple for which he hasn’t asked permission for acquiring it,then he will sure look after my daughter and fear Allah in treating her badly’……so congratulations to me for having you as a husband and congratulations to my dad for having you as his son-in-law.”
Moral Every Good Act For ALLAH, Gives You a Reward.
Dua ★ YA ALLAH MAKE US GOOD MUSLIM
And Give Us a Poius Life Partner (Aameen)