The Pencil Maker And The Pencil

The Pencil Maker And The Pencil

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

He told the pencil, “There are 5 things you need to know, before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.”
1) You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.
2) You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.
3)  You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.
4)  The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.
5) On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Moral: Now replacing the place of the pencil with you. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.
1) You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Allah’s hand .And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess. Allah says:

وَمَا تَشَآءُونَ إِلَّآ أَن يَشَآءَ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ

“And ye will not, unless (it be) that Allah willeth, the Lord of Creation.” (Surah Takwir 81:29)

2)  You will experienced a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person. Allah says:

وَلَنَبۡلُوَنَّكُم بِشَىۡءٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡخَوۡفِ وَٱلۡجُوعِ وَنَقۡصٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡأَمۡوَٲلِ وَٱلۡأَنفُسِ وَٱلثَّمَرَٲتِ‌ۗ وَبَشِّرِ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ (١٥٥)

“And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives and crops; but give glad tidings to the steadfast” (Surah Baqarah 2:155)

3)  You will be able to correct any mistakes you might makes Allah says:

إِلَّا مَن تَابَ وَءَامَنَ وَعَمِلَ عَمَلاً۬ صَـٰلِحً۬ا فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ يُبَدِّلُ ٱللَّهُ سَيِّـَٔاتِهِمۡ حَسَنَـٰتٍ۬‌ۗ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ غَفُورً۬ا رَّحِيمً۬ا

“Save him who repenteth and believeth and doth righteous work; as for such, Allah will change their evil deeds to good deeds. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful” (Surah Furqaan 25:70)

4) The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside Abu Huraira (RA) reported Allah’s Messenger (SAW) as saying: “Verily Allah does not look to your faces and your wealth but He looks to your heart and to your deeds.” (Muslim)

5) On every surface we walk through ,we must leave our mark. No matter what the situation, we must continue to do our duties. Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Meeting a fellow with a smile is a charity, removing a harmful object from the road is a charity.”

We should allow this parable on the pencil to encourage us to know that we are a special person and only we can fulfill the purpose to which we were born to accomplish. We should never allow ourselves to get discouraged and think that our life is insignificant and cannot make a change.


3 comments on “The Pencil Maker And The Pencil

  1. Muhammad Baqar says:

    Sister Allah will give u sound mind, the way u think and write artical i think Allah also might say i proud that what a unique creation i did to make u , and bring u in this life and bestow life on u, like alama iqbal said dil say gho baat nikal ti hay assar rakhtihay pur nahie taquathay parwaz magar rakhti hay, same as sister first of all u are god in nature and sound in ur heart thats why when u said some thing it effect in a meaning ful way; i am not exagratuing, this is true, when some thing is is good, there is no need of shame to say u ar awsome, as u said life with out exam and difficulty we can not persue, it have to have strugle and constant hard working, when stuck all we need to do look up and say Allah i need ur help, other wise we are kind of firon in our own self if we never stuck, all of us going to be called shadad, and namrued, and we going to for get Allah and going to say ohhh what ever i achieved its me, Allah knows us better, thats why all the angeles was against us that ohhh Allah u are creating some one other then us, who going t ocreate fitna Allah said what i know u dont know, what i know no body know, they will be my commendering chief, wow, what respect we get from Allah and i can see my fellow brother when disobey Allah, instead of mosque sitting in disco, or similar places, once there was a muslim girl on internet saying my life is nothing with out internet, so my point is when we go away from Allah the title of commendering chief is forfiet from us and we are in dark, all we need just nia and come close to Allah and get the title back, and on right track, sister ur artical can open even blind eyes too, yes , may Allah bless u and ur family always. amin

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      Jazakumullah for the kind words a dua. May Allah bless you always as well brother. Aameen.
      Jzakumullah for your comments they are sure a great contribution , and much to learn from as well.
      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

  2. Muhammad Baqar says:

    wow, what knowledge can do and teach in what maner, what a specific and unique way of getting point sister may Allah gave u great reward, it indeed make sence that we are by it self gift of Allah given to us for constant chalange and couragement and make our self better and better, and make this world little better every day, and make our self in a way if people sees us it remind them Allah, with every action we do, sister all i can say Allah gave u wisdom u can make point in a way it just awsome, may Allah keep u happy always. amin

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