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How Much Does A Prayer Weigh?

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    How Much Does A Prayer Weigh?


    Fatimah, a poorly dressed lady with a look of forlorn on her face,
    walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in
    a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few
    groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and
    unable to work, and they had seven children and they needed food very

    Ahmad, the grocer and a mean man by nature, scoffed at her and
    requested that she leave his store. Visualising the family needs, she
    pleaded : 'Please, Brother Ahmad! I will bring you the money just as
    soon as I can. Please, have pity on my hungry children" Ahmad told
    her he could not give her credit, as she did not have a charge
    account at his store.

    Standing beside the counter was a customer who was well-known in the
    village as Mr. Hussien who overheard the conversation between the
    Fatimah and the grocer. Mr. Hussien, who is well known for his
    charitable heart, walked forward and told the grocer that he would
    pay for whatever she needed for her family.

    The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, "Do you have a grocery
    list? Fatimah replied, "Yes Brother I do." "O.K." he said in a mean
    voice, "put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your
    grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries."

    Fatimah hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into
    her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on
    it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her
    head still bowed. The eyes of Ahmad, the grocer and Mr. Hussien
    showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down.

    Ahmad, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said
    begrudgingly, "I can't believe it." The customer smiled and the
    grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales.
    The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more
    groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. The grocer
    stood there in
    utter amazement.

    Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at
    it with greater amazement. It was not a grocery list, it was a
    prayer which read :

    "Dear Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, you know what my family needs and I
    am leaving this in Your hands."

    The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in
    stunned silence. Fatimah thanked him and Mr. Hussien left the store.

    Mr. Hussien then paid the bill to the grocer and said, "It was worth
    every penny of it." It was sometime later that the grocer discovered
    the scales were broken, therefore, only ............

    Allah Knows How Much A Prayer Weighs.

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    Surah Al Shura 42
    Ayah 19
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    Gracious is Allah
    To His servants:
    He gives Sustenance
    To who He pleases:
    And He has Power
    And can carry out
    His Will

    Aya 26
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    And He listens to
    Those who believe and
    Do deeds of righteousness,
    And gives them increase
    Of His Bounty......

    To the prayers of the righteous, Allah Subhanahu was Ta'ala listens,
    and He gives them His Bounty beyond their deserts. Every time they do
    a little good, they are increased in their goodness. Every right
    impluse or aspiration is strengthen and leads to progressive
    advancement with Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala.

    The source of all gifts is Allah 'Azza wa Jall. His bounty is
    inexhaustible and He gives to all; but He does not give to all in the
    same measure, out of the fullness of His knowledge and wisdom, He can
    judge best what is best for any of his creatures. Allah Subhanahu wa
    Ta'ala gives sustenance to whom He pleases i.e. provisions for all
    needs, physical, moral and spiritual etc., but His provisions is
    according to His wise Will and Plan and not according to people's
    extravagant demands. He can provide for all in any amount, because he
    has complete Power and can carry out His Will.

    Fi Amman Allah.


    "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"

    "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)


    very neat story..thanks, sadiaa