True Anecdotes | A Wise Old Woman

A scholar once saw an old lady operating her spinning wheel and asked her, “Lady! You’ve been spinning that wheel your entire life. Have you ever taken any time to learn about Your Lord?”

The woman replied, “I see everything through this wheel of mine.”

“Then tell me, is Allah present or not?”

“Allah is present, every moment, every day, every night – all the time.”

“But what’s your proof of this?”

“This very wheel of mine!”

“How so?”

The woman explained, “As long as I’m here running the wheel, it continues to spin in motion. Once I stop, it stops. So, if the wheel is in need of someone to keep it moving, why shouldn’t the Earth, the Heavens, the Sun and the Moon be in need of someone to keep them moving? When I stop my work, the wheel stops spinning, but until now, we’ve never seen anything in our Universe stop moving. This is how I know that the One Who keeps our world in order is present and is always present.”

The scholar was happy with this answer but continued, “Okay, but how do you know that the One who controls the Universe is one and not two?” Read the rest of this entry »

Usurpation

Usurpation in its literal sense means forcibly taking a thing from another. Usurpation is unlawful. Any person knowingly and willfully usurping the property of another is held to be a criminal and a sinner, and therefore, he becomes liable for compensation. Forcible possession is oppression in an extreme form of which there is a strong condemnation both in the Holy Quraan and Hadith.

Sayyiduna Salem (radi Allahu anhu) from his father reported: “Whoso extorts any portion of land unjustly will be sunk down unto seven earths on the Resurrection Day”. (Bukhari)

Sayyiduna Yah’li Bin Murrah (radi Allahu anhu) reported: ‘I heard Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) saying, Whoso encroaches upon a land without title therein will be put to near the burden of its earth on the Congregation Day. (Ahmad) Same reported: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) saying, Whoso takes a span of land by oppression, the Glorious and Almighty Allah will give him the trouble of digging it till he reaches the last of the seven earths, and then he will be thrown down till the Resurrection Day till he will be brought for judgment among men.” (Ahmad)

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