Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
Thought provoking story
Once a public toilet was being cleaned and the human faeces was scattered in some part of that area. People were quickly walking past it placing handkerchiefs on their noses. All of a sudden, the faeces spoke; ‘O you who are running away! Do you not recognise who I am? I am the one for which you worked so hard. You prepared me with extreme care and consumed me with immense relish. You also hid me in your bellies. How regretful that your little company has turned me into this disgusting state. Why are you running away from me? I am your delicious Biryānī; I am your oily bread; I am your tasty Qaurmaĥ…’
Dear Islamic brothers! There are grave lessons to be learnt from the aforementioned parable. The more delicious the food is, the worse its consequences are. The more flavoursome and oily food man eats, the more smelly and disgusting his waste is. To the contrary, the waste of the animals that merely eat grass is far less filthy than that of a human being. Perhaps, on reading or listening to this text, some people may become infuriated or feel disgusted. I would say to them that their anger is useless. Their anger also has a lesson for them.
Calmly ponder on the fact that in spite of being sinners, we brag and show off without even thinking about our reality. We are so despicable that even the most delicious foods turn into a disgusting and foul smelling waste owing to remaining in our stomach for a short while. Even we resent the mentioning of it.
Seeing someone walk arrogantly, Sayyidunā Ṭāūs رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَـعَالٰی عَـلَيْه said to him, ‘This should not be the gait (the manner of walking) of the person whose stomach is full of filth.’ Sayyidunā Muṭarrif رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه once saw Muĥallab, the commander of the army of Ḥajjāj Bin Yūsuf.