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Al Shifa
02-28-2011, 01:39 PM
A man went to a barbershop to have

his hair cut and his beard trimmed.
As the barber began to work,

they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God,

the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.

"Well, you just have to go out in the street

to realize that God doesn't exist.
Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people?
Would there be abandoned children?
If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain.
I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things."
The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument.
The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.
Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard.
He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:
"You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber.
"I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"
"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because
if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."

"Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me."
"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, does exist!
That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help.
That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."
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selsebil
02-28-2011, 03:56 PM
Assalaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Jazakallahu Khair for sharing! Good story!

Allah Almighty, in order to display His infinite power and unlimited mercy, has made inherent in man infinite impotence and unlimited want. Further, in order to display the endless embroideries of His Names, He has created man like a machine capable of receiving unlimited varieties of pain, as well as infinite varieties of pleasure. Within that human machine are hundreds of instruments, each of which has different pains and pleasures, different duties and rewards. Simply, all of the Divine Names manifested in the macroanthropos that is the world also have manifestations in the microcosm that is man. Beneficial matters like good health, well-being, and pleasures cause man to offer thanks and prompt the human machine to perform its functions in many respects, and thus man becomes like a factory producing thanks.

Similarly, by means of misfortune, illness and pain, and other motion-inducing contingencies, the other cogs of the human machine are set in motion and revolution. The mine of weakness, impotence, and poverty inherent in human nature is made to work. It induces in man a state whereby he seeks refuge and help not only with a single tongue, but with the tongue of each of his members. Thus by means of those contingencies man becomes like a moving pen comprising thousands of different pens. He inscribes the appointed course of his existence on the page of his life or the Tablet in the World of Similitudes; he puts forth a declaration of the Divine Names; and becomes himself an ode to the glory of Allah, thus fulfilling the duties of his nature.
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abjad
02-28-2011, 06:25 PM
Originally Posted by
"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, does exist!
That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help.
That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."
Shukran !!

Allah Ijaziik kheir wa Baraka ...amin.

The tourist ....where being led by a Guide to the jungle
the guide............excalaimed! lion!!! lion!!!!!

everyone of them jumped to the tree and some hid behind the guide..

But there is No lion.....a shivering sound came from up the tree.

the gude.....but look "the Marks" fresh, and easy to identify.

....so the marks of Existence of God.....His marks

Sun and the Moon
day and night
life and death..............etc
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Neelofar
02-28-2011, 06:41 PM
That was a really good story! i've never quite known how to put the existence of God into words but that story did it perfectly! thank you :D
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