Monday, December 23, 2013

A Thought-Provoking Story

There was once a father and son.

When the father reached old age, the son began thinking about the inheritance money that would be due to him upon his father's death. His greed eventually overcame him and he became impatient, as it seemed his father's demise would not be imminent.

He therefore devised a plan to murder his father, and on a quiet night, approached his father's bedside as he slept. He tied his father up and carried him to a nearby bridge. 

As he was about to throw him off the bridge, his father stopped him and calmly said to him,
“Son, before you throw me off, just walk a couple of yards to your right for that is where I threw my own father from this very bridge.” 

Ultimately, what we do to our parents will be done to us by our children. 

May Allāh subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) guide us all. Amin...