Thursday, 14 June 2012

Of A Cup Of Milk

A young man came to a Sheikh & said : “I am a young man with strong desires. I cannot help looking at people when I am in the bazaar (market). What do I do?”

The Sheikh handed him A CUP OF MILK THAT WAS FULL TO THE BRIM & told him to deliver it to an address that would take the young man directly through the bazaar.

He then instructed the young man that the milk should not spill & the young man said that it would not. The Sheikh then summoned one of his students & told him to accompany the man through the bazaar to the destination & to severely beat him if any milk were to spill.

The young man successfully took the milk to the destination & returned to give the good news to the Sheikh.

The Sheikh asked, “Tell me, how many sights & faces did you see in the bazaar?”

The young man replied incredulously : “Sheikh, I didn’t even realize what was going on around me. I was only fearful of the beating & disgrace that I would have to endure in public if a drop of milk were to spill.”

The Sheikh smiled & said : “It is the same with a believer. The believer fears that his sins will be a cause of great disgrace for him in front of Allah on the Day of Judgment if his faith were to spill over from his heart.”

Such people save themselves from sin because they constantly remain focused on the Day of Judgement

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