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09-07-2006, 10:22 PM
Imam Raazi rahmatullahi alayhi has written a story narrated by a pious person. The person narrated, “One evening I was walking along the riverbank, suddenly my eyes fell upon a scorpion walking in front of me. A thought occurred to me that this is also the Creation of Allah Ta’ala and Allah Ta’ala has created it out of some wisdom and reason. I did not know where it was coming from and where it was going to, or where its home was. I thought in my heart that I have got time; I have come out for a walk, so I will follow this scorpion. Therefore, I followed it. The scorpion stopped at one point on the riverbank and I stood near it.Reply
After a short while I saw a tortoise swimming towards the scorpion. To my surprise, the scorpion jumped on to the back of the tortoise and mounted itself on it. As this was an extraordinary occurrence, I was determined to see where the scorpion would go. I also tagged along to see what happens.
The scorpion jumped off the tortoise's back at the other side of the riverbank and hurried along in a certain direction. Further on I saw a man sleeping under a tree. I thought to myself that the scorpion might bite the man; therefore, I should quickly awaken him. Just as I reached him, I saw a poisonous snake with its mouth wide-open standing by the head of the man. Suddenly the scorpion confronted the snake and stung it so decisively, that the snake fell onto the ground helpless.
As this amazing incident unfolded before me, I thought to myself that this must be a very pious man. I approached him to request for duaas but was astonished to find him in a state of drunkenness. Just then the man woke up, and I narrated to him the incident that had just taken place. The man was very touched by what he heard and immediately repented. Allah's Mercy is always directed towards His bondsmen, only if we were to turn towards him.”
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09-07-2006, 10:48 PM
I don't get the point.. the story is nice, but then you can tell a story about how the scorpion came, and the poisonous snake was there, and they both bit the man and the man died a painful death... and when the man approaches he sees that the guy was drinking alcohol, and say Allah (svt) can strike at any second...Reply
or.. if Allah (svt) didn't want this guy to die couldn't he had just make the snakes attention go someplace else? Why go through all the work to make the scorpion jump on a turtle to swim across the river and kill a snake seconds before the snake bites the man???
Sorry if i ruined your story Tayyaba... I guess i just don't feel anything when i hear a story like this... when maybe I should be looking at it in a different way, i donno.
09-07-2006, 11:20 PM
Lol...its ite. Different opinions are fine. I didnt write it..laff.Reply
Tell it to the website that did :D
Dunno, i thought it made sense.
Allah saves us from all difficulties. Basically giving someone a chance to repent. I mean if the story was how you said it, how would the guy learn his lesson?
It's telling us that Allah gives us a chance to repent to Him. Allah doesnt want His people to go to hell or to sin. Thats how I saw it.
09-08-2006, 04:10 PM
Ahhh... so Allah (svt) did all this so in the end the guy will hear the complete story and because of that have more belief in Him and repent... Its getting clearer now, thanks for the explanation.Reply
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