Ponder over it – Do you have any?

Friday, 14 September 2012 | comments


I was listening to a Friday sermon in a Mosque in Hyderabad on July 06, 2012. Due to hectic schedule, I could not complete the article on time. The beautiful sermon on Ikhlaas included a hadeeth of the Prophet (peace be upon him) where he (peace be upon him) narrated an incident of three people who took shelter in a cave. You might have heard this hadeeth many times but did you ever ponder on it?

Let me remind you the hadeeth once again.. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: there were three people who took shelter in the cave due to heavy rain.. Suddenly they saw a huge rock blocked the way of cave and there was no other way to move out. The three men decided to ask Allah through their deed which they have done for the sake of Allah.. 

Pnder over it - Do you have any - By: Iftikhar Islam


One said: “O Allah, there was a beautiful cousin of mine, I tried to grab her attention towards me, but she never gave any attention to me. One day due to famine she was helpless and came for a help. In turn I asked her for a favour and she agreed to it. When I over powered her and was about to commit sin, she said “O my brother, fear Allah” then I left her fearing you alone.. The rock moved a little. But there was not enough space to move out.

The second person said: “O Allah, I used to work the whole day and at night I used to milk the goats and present its milk to my mother. One day I had gone long in search of wood and came back late. When I milked the goats and present to my mother she had gone to sleep. I didn’t give the milk to my children and wife. I stood beside them and when they woke up in the morning I presented the milk to them. O Allah, If you have any value of my deed, remove the obstacle from in-between” the rock moved a little. But there was not enough space to move out.

The last person said: “O Allah, I had taken some work from workers. Everyone took their wages in the evening. But one left without taking it. I included his wages in my business. One day he returned and asked his wages as he was in need of it. I told him “All these which you are seeing is of yours” the person said, “Are you joking to me – How can all these cattle can be of mine?” The person said: “I included your wages in my business and got profit which you are seeing” and the person took all the cattle and went away.

The person said: “O Allah, If you have any value of my deed, remove the obstacle from in-between”. The rock moved and all the three persons got escaped.

So beautiful narration the Shaykh narrated. But I was thinking do I have any incident for which even I can ask from my Lord – The Almighty. Believe me brothers I didn’t find one.. yes not even one. My eyes were about to fill with tears. I didn’t have any incident which can please my Lord – The Almighty, Allah. Now I am asking you the same question. Do you have any of your incident from which you can ask from your Lord – The only Master, Allah? If yes, Alhamdulillah – All praise is due to Allah – then include me in your supplications so that Allah – The Almighty may forgive me through you.





Author: Iftikhar Islam is a student of Islam and Comparative Religions, and Business Management. He studied his Post Graduation in Business Management from IIPM-Hyderabad. Currently a Founder-Administrator of Passionate Writers and GPRF.
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