Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
24. Hungry lion
Sayyidunā Dātā Ganj Bakhsh رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه has narrated that he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه once asked Sayyidunā Shaykh Aḥmad Ḥammādī Sarkhasī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه the reason of his repentance. He replied, ‘Once I went on a journey from Sarkhas with my camels. During the journey, while I was passing through a jungle, a hungry lion attacked a camel of mine and injured it severely. The camel fell on to the ground, the lion climbed up a high cliff and began to roar. Listening to its roar, many animals gathered. The lion came down from the cliff and tore the injured camel into pieces but did not eat itself and went back on the cliff again. The gathered animals ate the meat and left. Then, the lion approached the remaining carcass to eat, but a lame fox appeared at a distance. The lion immediately left the carcass and went back on the cliff so that the fox could eat. After the fox ate and went, the lion approached and ate a little of the remaining carcass. (Sayyidunā Shaykh Aḥmad رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه said) I was watching from a distance what the lion did. Suddenly, the lion turned its face towards me and said clearly, ‘Aḥmad! To sacrifice a morsel is the attribute of dogs, the men walking on the path of truth sacrifice even their lives.’ Impressed by this strange event, I repented of my sins, distanced myself from the world and devoted myself to the remembrance of my Creator عَزَّوَجَلَّ.’ (Kashf-ul-Maḥjūb, pp. 383)
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!
Trust of chicken
Dear Islamic brothers! Did you see how the hungry lion set an excellent example of bearing hunger by sacrificing its own prey for other animals and gave profound advice that a morsel’s sacrifice is the attribute of dogs, man should sacrifice his life. Yet sadly, the lazy