Salam to all.
I have a short story to tell. Told to me by a sahabat.Told to him by another sahabat. Am not sure if that other sahabat got it from another sahabat.
Anyway,here is the short story. Read it well and just take a moment to ponder about it. I am not trying to preach or anything like that for I am no preacher what more an ulamak but some said I can be an ular dalam semak whatever that mean.
Okay...now here is the story:
A lone traveller goes on a long journey through a vast empty desert. Soon,the traveller chanced upon a hungry lion looking for prey.The traveller sensed danger and took flight with the lion in close pursuit.The traveller was no match for the lion and soon the gap narrowed.
Suddenly the traveller saw an abandoned well and he jumped into it.He hanged on to the rope dangling in the well with the lion attentively starring down on him.No sooner than he realisedthat he is out of danger he soon realised that a very big snake awaits him at the bottom of the well.
In the midst of fear and helpessness,the traveller found two mice,one black and one white nibbling at the rope above his hands. Now with the real fear,the traveller starts to prepare the inevitable,until he noticed something oozing from the side of the well.
Being hungry he dipped his finger and tasted the unknown oozing substance.Much to his suprise,it was honey and it was the best he ever tasted.He soon found himself lapping the honey and forgetting about the mice working their way through the ever thinning rope,the plunge towards the big snake and the lion at the top of the well. he forgets all those dangers due to the sweetness of the honey.
Now, if the sweet honey is dunya/dunia and its attractions ,the rope our umur/age, the snake our grave/kubur, the lion is the malaikatul maut and the two mice are one's night and day, then:
Don't be fooled by dunya(honey) that you forget about your ever decreasing time in this world(mice nibbling the rope) and our appoinment with the grave(awaiting snake) because the lion(malaikatul maut) will always get you no matter how.
6 months ago