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Do What You Can to Help, for Allah Will Ask What You Did Not How Much…

by in Soul on 14th December, 2019

Once there was a little bird (Ababeel) that lived during the times of Prophet Abraham (Hazrat Ibrahim AS). When Prophet Abraham (pbuh) was thrown into fire by the enemy of faith, King Nimrod, a little bird saw what happen and decide to put out the fire to help Prophet Abraham (pbuh). The little bird starts scooping up few drops of water in her tiny beak from the nearby river.

The larger birds in the vicinity watched and laughed at the little bird and they said, “Where are you carrying the water?”

The little bird said, “To put out the fire around Prophet Abraham (pbuh).”

The larger birds continue laughing. “How could you put out such a huge fire with such a small amount of water? It is pointless and useless.”

Do you know what the little bird replied? “I am sure Allah (SWT) will not asked me whether I manage to put out the fire or not. But Allah (SWT) will ask what I have done to stop the fire.”

Hearing the answer, all the larger birds are silenced.

Selina Bakkar

Selina Bakkar

Co-founder of Amaliah amongst many other roles. Selina is passionate about empowering those around her and just trying to be a better person. She loves looking after plants and a good cuppa because motherhood and running is not for the faint hearted. She is also Co-founder to Aishah and Eesa and currently a one digit mother, Alhamdulilah. You will find her in the local charity shop, garden centre or park with her kids. Have a listen to the Amaliah Voices podcast. Link in bio peeps. To join the Amaliah Writer Community email me at [email protected]