Children! Let's listen to a blessed Hadees
Patience and Gratitude
Muhammad Javed Madani
The Final Prophet of Allah Almighty, Sayyiduna Muhammad صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said:
اُنْظُرُوْا اِلٰی مَنْ ھُوَاَسْفَلَ مِنْکُم
‘Look towards those who
are lower than you (in terms of the world),’
(Muslim, p. 1211, Hadith 7430).
Dear children! All types of people are found in the world; healthy and sick; and rich and poor. Allah Almighty gives people whatever He chooses for them.
Once, a righteous man of Allah Almighty, Shaykh Sa’di رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه, did not have any shoes to wear, so he became slightly upset. But it was the Will of Allah Almighty that at the same time, he happened to see a man who did not have feet. Seeing this, he thanked Allah Almighty and decided to be patient about not having shoes, (Hirs, p. 178).
Dear children! Instead of becoming sad when seeing another person with expensive clothes, nice toys, or food and drink, we should remember that there are some children who do not even have enough money to buy food or clothes. We should thank Allah Almighty for whatever our parents give to us because our Lord is pleased when we are grateful and then He gives us even more.
May Allah Almighty make us grateful and patient human beings.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صَلَّی اللہ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلہٖ وَسَلَّم