A Story With A Moral…. Our Actions.

A Story With A Moral…. Our Actions.

Several years ago an Imam moved to London. He often took the bus from his home to the downtown area. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the same bus. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him twenty pence too much change .As he considered what to do, he thought to himself: “you better give the twenty pence back. It would be wrong to keep it. Then he thought, oh forget it, it’s only twenty pence. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company already gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a gift from Almighty Allah and keep quite.” When his stop came, the Imam paused momentarily at the door, and then he handed the twenty pence back to the driver and said “Here, you gave me too much change.”
The driver with a smile replied: “Aren’t you the new Imam in this area? I have been thinking lately about going to worship at your mosque. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change.”  When the Imam stepped off the bus, his knees became weak and soft. He had to grab the nearest light pole and held for support, and looked up to the heavens and cried: “Oh Allah, I almost sold Islam for twenty pence!”

Moral: Remember, we may never see the impact our actions have on people.  Sometimes we are the only knowledge of Quran someone will read, or the only Islam a non-Muslim will see. What we need to provide, Insha’Allah is an example for others to see. Be careful and be honest every day, because we never know who is watching our actions and judging us as a Muslim!

2 comments on “A Story With A Moral…. Our Actions.

  1. Muhammad Baqar says:

    very nice story, may Allah give every one taufeque to do the right and good deed, no mater where we are, like denying of one sigda can make iblis and satan same as very little action can take person either in hell fire or in paradise, so we should be care ful always , this is the good example of Allah test,

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      Jazakumullah for your input.May Allah Thee Almighty reward you and your family.Aameen.
      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

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