Book Name:Doodh Pita Madani Munna
8. Sensible Madani little girl
The youngest daughter of a very pious bondman of Allah Sayyiduna Fudayl Bin ‘Iyaad رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه had pain in her palm. When he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه asked her, ‘Daughter! How is pain of your palm now?’ She (sensible Madani little girl) replied, ‘O beloved father, ‘It is alright, if Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has inflicted a little pain on me, He عَزَّوَجَلَّ has also bestowed me far greater safety (i.e., well-being). It is in this way that I had pain only in my palm but other parts of body (eyes, ears, nose, lips and feet etc.) were not undergoing any pain. I am thankful to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ for this favour.’
Listening to such a beautiful reply, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه said, ‘Daughter, show me your palm.’ When she showed her palm, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه kissed it with great affection.
(Hayat-ul-Haywan lid-Dameeri, vol. 1 pp. 197; summarized)
Dear Madani children! Through this true parable, we have learnt a lesson that whenever we suffer any trouble, we should have patience instead of shouting in pain we should express gratitude to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ that He عَزَّوَجَلَّ kept us safe from any big trouble, for example if somebody is suffering from headache then he should express gratitude to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ that he did not get fever. We should not share our trouble with anyone without any need so that we earn the reward of having patience. However, sharing it with any pious man for seeking his prayer for you or sharing it with your parents or doctor in order to get