Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Duck & the Devil


This time, let me tell u a story, well it's not juz a story. There're morals dat lay behind it.

It all started when there was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot (lastik) to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner.

As he was walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head and killed it. He was shocked and grieved! In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the woodpile, only to see his sister watching!

Fatima had seen it all, but she said nothing. After lunch the next day Grandma said,'Fatima, let's wash the dishes.' But Fatima said, 'Grandma, Ahmed told me he wanted to help in thekitchen.'Then she whispered to him, 'Remember the duck?'

So Ahmed did the dishes.Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing andGrandma said,'I'm sorry but I need Fatima to help make supper.'Fatima just smiled and said, 'Well, that's all right because Ahmed told mehe wanted to help.' She whispered again, 'Remember the duck?'

So Fatima went fishing and Ahmed stayed to help. After several days of Ahmed doing both his chores and Fatima's, he finallycouldn't stand it any longer.He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck.

Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug and said,'Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you,I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Fatima make aslave ofyou.

'Thought for the day and every day thereafter?Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done... and the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying,cheating, debt, fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bitterness,etc.)...whatever it is...You need to know that Allah was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing. He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven.He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you.The great thing about Allah is that when you ask for forgiveness, He notonly forgives you, but He forgets. It is by Allah's grace and mercy that we are saved.Go ahead and make a difference in someone's life today.

always remember: Allah is at the window!

6 comments:

Agnes said...

Beautiful.

nad said...

tq. share it

Ibnurashidi said...

Salam Ramadhan wahai tuan rumah..how are you?

Nadhirah Ahmad said...

im fine alhamdulillah. tq 4 viewing

ahmad zuhairie said...

salam...
nice n meaningful story...
thankz for the reminder..
kita sesama muslim perlulah saling ingat-mengigati rite..
by da way,,i think it's too late too wish slamat berpuasa,,tapi nk ucap gk..slamat berpuasa kpda anda,
smoga ramdhan kli ini memberi seribu mkna

Nadhirah Ahmad said...

thank you. happy ramadhan to u 2

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