Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

Muslims like us are not expected to sacrifice even one morsel, they seem prepared to snatch food from other’s mouth despite stuffing themselves. At times, people fight and even kill each other just for a morsel of food. Despite having a lot of food, some people cause violence just for a piece of bread. It is said that there are only three such creatures that store food; human beings, ants and rats. Apart from these three, no one else stores food. You may have observed the trust of the chicken. After drinking water, it turns the bowl of water upside down by placing its foot at the corner of the bowl. It believes that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ who has given water now will give water next time as well.

The pious men of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ possess matchless trust. Trust has   also been defined in the following words: ‘To have trust in only what Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ gives and become indifferent to what people have.’ Those having perfect trust in Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ possess high status in the court of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. (Risāla-tul-Qushayriyyaĥ, pp. 169)

25. Trusting young man

Sayyidunā Ibrāĥīm Khawā رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has narrated: Once, on my way to Syria, I came across a pious young man who requested me to let him stay in my company. I told him that I remain hungry. He said that he would also manage to remain hungry, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Four consecutive days passed without eating. Thereafter, someone sent us some food which I presented to him for eating. Seeing this, he said that he had sworn not to eat anything that came through someone. Pleased with his reply, I said that he had indeed revealed a very great point. When he heard this, he responded, ‘O Ibrāĥīm رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه! Do not falsely praise me because Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is fully aware of your trust in Him and your condition.’ He further said, ‘The  least level of trust in Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is that your heart should not think



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