Islamic thoughts & quotes to make you think. If we learn one new thing about our deen everyday we open our minds to a better day. :)

 

Realise Your Blessings

A young man stops at a flower shop in between a rushed busy day with his wife & kids shopping, to order some flowers to be sent to his mother who he hasn’t seen for a few months as she lives two hundred miles away.

As he gets out of the car and approaches the shop he noticed a young girl sitting outside the shop crying. He asks her what’s wrong & she replies, “I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have 75p & a rose cost £1.

The man smiles & says, “Come on in, I’ll buy you a rose.” He buys the little girl her rose & orders his own flowers to be sent to his mother.

As they were leaving he asked the girl if she she was far from home and needed a lift. She said, “Yes, please! You can take me to my mother.” So the little girl gets in the car with the family and she directs them to her mother. As they approach the destination the young man sees that it’s a cemetery.

The young girl gets out and places the rose on a freshly dug grave. The young man returns to the flower shop, cancels the flowers delivery, picks up a bouquet and drives the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.

"Your life will never be the same again." Love this.

"Your life will never be the same again." Love this.

A rare old picture of the Dome of the Rock and Masjid Al-Aqsa in the background.

A rare old picture of the Dome of the Rock and Masjid Al-Aqsa in the background.

Two Horses

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.

But if you get a closer look you will notice something quite interesting…

One of the horses is blind.

His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made him a safe and comfortable barn to live in.

This alone is pretty amazing.

But if you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. It is coming from a smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse’s halter is a small, copper-colored bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two friends you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting he will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, he will stop occasionally to look back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect. Or because we have problems or challenges.

He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.

Sometimes we are the blind horse, being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.

And at other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.

Rare historic photos of Makkah from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Rare historic photos of Makkah from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Islamic Architecture, Alhambra Palace, Spain.

Islamic Architecture, Alhambra Palace, Spain.

"Between them is a barrier which they do not transgress" (Surah Ar-Rahman)

"Between them is a barrier which they do not transgress" (Surah Ar-Rahman)

The many arches. Cordoba, Spain.

The many arches. Cordoba, Spain.