Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Most Beautiful Flower

Once long ago, there were a group of men gathered together for the
sake of Allah. These men were all knowledgeable in their own right.
One man, a scholar (as they all were), was giving a talk of
religious matter.
After the lesson, the teacher gave each man an assignment. To find
the Most Beautiful Flower they could find and bring it back for all
to see.
They all left out immediately looking for the most beautiful flower.

Oh you should have seen the flowers that were picked. Orange with
pinks, Reds and purples, beautiful colors. They all presented the
flowers as they placed them on the teacher's desk.

There was one man, a small man, who had a bit of trouble finding his
flower. He searched and searched until he found the perfect one. He
entered the room and placed his flower on the desk. The other men
gasped. They were shocked. They grumbled.

The teacher entered the room, and looked at all of the beautiful
flowers and fixed his eyes upon one in particular.

"Who brought this flowers to me? He asked with a very curious voice.

The small man replied in a very humble tone, " I am the one that
placed this flower upon your desk, my dear teacher."

The teacher then asked, " Please akhi, tell me why, why this

The small man replied, again in a very humble tone, " I thought this
one was the most beautiful flower in the entire field."

The teacher, very curious, then asked, " Please akhi, tell us your
reasons for choosing this flower, InshaAllah."

The small man stared at his teacher, then at his fellow companions
and said,
" As I walked through the field of beautiful flowers, I could not
help see their strength, with vibrant colors. They looked like
Muslims, praying to Allah (swt) in solah. All of these flowers
reaching up to
the heavens humbled by the power and might of Allah (swt). Solely
dependent upon Allah."

The small man paused, as if he were thinking of all the flowers he
had seen.

He continued, " I then came upon a flower, small, withered,
I walked to it, it was no longer full of life, devoid of any
color, no longer with strength, and no longer in its worship to
Allah (swt).
This flower to me was the most beautiful flower, because it served
(swt) to its fullest. It worshiped Allah (swt) with humility and
This flower had completed its purpose. And Allah (swt) had taken
flower out of Mercy, for its obedience to him."

He once again paused. The other men were on edge.

He continued, " You see, I dared not pick a flower which was still
worshipping Allah (swt), I dared not place this flower in sadness,
it would no longer be able to praise Allah. I feared, that if I
picked a
flower, vibrant with color, glorifying Allah (swt), it would be as
I disturbed the solah of one of you. Astghfirullah (may Allah

After the small man's explanation. All of the men in the room,
gathered their flowers, placed them back into the ground, and
praised Allah (swt).

Quran 3:190- "Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth,
and the alternation of night and day,- there are indeed Signs for
men of

Quran 42:29 "And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and
the earth, and the living creatures that He has scattered through
and He has power to gather them together when He wills."

Subhanaka Allahumma wa bihamdika, ash hadu an la ilaha illah Anta,
astghfiruka wa atoobu ilaika.

Glory is to You , Oh ALLAH, and praise is to You. I bear witness
thereis no One worthy of Worship but You. I seek your forgiveness
return to you ameen

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