"Let there be a community among you, who call to the good, enjoin the right and forbid the wrong. They are the ones who have success."
(Surah Al-'Imran, verse 104)

The Price of Iman

>> Saturday, January 17, 2009

Several years ago an Imaam 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 quiet.

When his stop came, the Imaam paused momentarily at the door, 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 Imaam 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 Imaam 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!’

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 everyday,
because you never know who is watching your actions and judging you as a Muslim.



my special thanks to:

Noor Mu'alimah
http://anneesa.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/the-price-of-iman/

2 comments:

Muhammd Naeem Sattar January 18, 2009 at 5:17 AM  

Subhan Allah, may the every human being this IMAN in his/her heart so that this world may live in peace and prosperity. Amen.

momo February 18, 2009 at 7:38 PM  

salam.your blog is very meaningfull.yes we must not sell our ISLAM because it is have significant value for us..May Allah bless us ..care ur iman

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