I pray for all of us to have a good state of Iman.
Hey guys, I have a story to tell and it was originally a story of a sufi sheikh (Sufi is a term for islamic sprituality. Oh, sorry, I forgot the sheikh's name) who after being asked by his students, who probably got bored of doing good deeds, on how to do ma'shiah (unlawful deeds) without being recorded as sin, provided a wise answer. I heard this story during a preach in masjid. I didn't recorded it fast so I remember only the gist, everything on the details of the story I forgot. So I decided write a story of my own as to picture the dialogue between the sheikh and his students, trying my best to articulate the main points.
So here is the conversation.
Wiseman : Want to know of a way to drink, sex and kill without being condemned for the hell fire ?
Moron : I wish I could learn how.
Wiseman : But the problem is, even if I teach you it won't be more than just theory. I myself can't put it to practice.
Moron : Wow, how powerful is this knowledge! But, please, at least I could know how to. Teach me please, I don't care if the possibility of me applying it is zero, I just want to know.
Wiseman : (This moron talks too much) But there is no even the slightest possibility for it to be possible.
moron : So weird, but that's more the curiosity to learn. Please let me know, please.
Wiseman : The way to do that is you need to make your own heaven, earth, water, air, light - EVERYTHING - all on your own, without using anything that The Creator had given. The weird part comes from that. You yourself is part of the creation, aren't you ?
Moron : (frustrated, curiosity turning firing anger) Haha, so funny of you !
Wiseman : It's not funny at all, actually. But rather humans are the ones to laugh at. They live on Allah's earth, breathe with His fresh air, see with eyes given by Him and yet they do not heed to Al-Hakam's law, do not pray to the Almighty lord, reject the Al-Hakim's words, unthankful to Ar-Rahim's gifts, endowments and provisions, do not lower their gaze, etc.
Moron : (speechless, a sense of realization lights up deep in the heart)
Well, it turns out to be quite a silly conversation, but you can get the point right ? Brothers and sisters, let us try our best to be grateful for everything he made and to never question the supreme and rightful law of Allah's for only He knows what is best for us.May Allah bless us all.