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Abdul-Raouf
06-24-2006, 02:48 PM
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.

The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were Allah's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If Allah allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us.

We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never "fly"!


I asked for Strength ...
And Allah gave me Difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for Wisdom ...
And Allah gave me Problems to solve.

I asked for Prosperity ...
And Allah gave me Brain and Brawn to work.

I asked for Courage ...
And Allah gave me Danger to overcome.

I asked for Love ...
And Allah gave me Troubled people to help.

I asked for Favours ...
And Allah gave me Opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted ...
I received everything I needed!
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Pk_#2
06-24-2006, 03:18 PM
AsalamuAlaykum,

jazakhala bro..i think this was posted before am not sure

Anyways it was a good read :)

WalaykumSalaam.
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highway_trekker
07-24-2007, 02:03 PM
Assalaamu-alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

I remember reading this a long time ago and thinking then how true this beautiful story was.

Now I realize that sometimes our loved ones make us struggle, for every struggle gives us strength to fly.

Its hard sometimes to see someone you love struggle, but the test for them is overcoming the trial and for you it is a few days of patience...

And we admit eventually that ‘Adversity builds character’.

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.

The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were Allah's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If Allaah allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us.

We would not be as strong as what we could
have been. We could never "fly"!

I asked for Strength.........
And Allah gave me Difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for Wisdom.........
And Allah gave me Problems to solve.

I asked for Prosperity.........
And Allah gave me Brain and Brawn to work.

I asked for Courage.........
And Allah gave me Danger to overcome.

I asked for Love..........
And Allah gave me Troubled people to help.

I asked for Favours.........
And Allah gave me Opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted ........
I received everything I needed!

Subhana'Allaah...
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Star
07-24-2007, 02:16 PM
:sl:

i've read these before, nyc 2 read them again,

Jazakillah khayr for posting,

:w:
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rozeena
07-24-2007, 02:21 PM
dats veri true sis.thnxs for sharin
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*~Sofia~*
07-24-2007, 02:25 PM
owww wow! i love this thread..it's beautiful sis :D
specially the 'i asked for'... part... excellent, it's so true :D
Allah (swt) is certainly the most kind and merciful :)

jazakallah sister for sharin.. great thread

i would giv u a rep, but i've given too many 2day! it's not allowing me to give any more.. lol
i'll giv it to ya 2moz inshallah :)

wasalam
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highway_trekker
07-24-2007, 02:28 PM
wayaakum sisters,

i would giv u a rep, but i've given too many 2day! not allowed to give any more.. lol
i'll giv it to ya 2moz inshallah
you're such a kid ukhtee sofia!!!! Masha'Allaah!
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Uthman
07-24-2007, 02:30 PM
:sl:

Good one! :)

Here is a very short onethat I read. I hope you don't mind if I share it Inshaa'Allah.

When Allah leads you to the edge of a cliff, trust fully and let go. One of two things will happen. Either he will catch you when you fall or he will teach you how to fly.

Not to be taken literally of course because suicide is haraam.

:w:
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highway_trekker
07-24-2007, 02:32 PM
When Allah leads you to the edge of a cliff, trust fully and let go. One of two things will happen. Either he will catch you when you fall or he will teach you how to fly.
Mashaa'Allaah, when you teach them how to be strong...
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