Saturday, May 29, 2010

The story of the king and the ant | Tawakul

I have a small story about an ant, do comment with whatever you feel its about!

Once upon a time there was an ant, in a big kingdom.

The king of the kingdom went to the ant and asked the ant, "How many grains of rice do you need in a year? From now on I will give you food to eat, no need for you to search for rice grains".

The ant replied, "Thats very kind of you. I need only two grains of rice in a year, sir."

And so the king gave the ant two grains and told it to come next year.

A year passed and the ant came again, bringing with it one grain of rice.

The king asked, "Oh ant, why do you still have the other grain? Did you think I will not have rice grains to give you the next time you came?"

The wise ant replied, "Sir, when I was getting rice grains from Allah, I never saved any grains, because I have full trust in Him, but I cant trust a human. I thought that next year you would have forgotten about it and you would refuse to give me the grains."

Moral: Trust the Almighty and no one else.


 Surah At-Taubah, ayat 51:
"Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us. He is our Maula (Lord, Helper and Protector).And in Allah let the believers put their trust."

Source: My friend Hammam Radwan, Palestine