“Go To The Allah of That Place”

Hadhrat Moulana Room Sahib رحمة الله عليه

One of the mureeds of Moulana Room رحمة الله عليه complained to him about the difficulty and constraints he was experiencing in his livelihood. He complained that his salary was insufficient and he could not make ends meet. Hence, he wished to go to another place since the income there was more. Moulana رحمة الله عليه tried to explain to him that you would only get that which has been decreed for you. You will not get anything more than that.

However, he was adamant on leaving. Thus, Moulana told him, “Okay, convey our salaams to the Allah of that place.” Hearing this he said, “What do you mean? Is the Allah of that place someone
else?” Consequently, Moulana answered, “That is how you are thinking; that the Allah of this place is either poor (that he doesn’t have anything to give) or he is stingy (that he doesn’t give) and the Allah of that place is neither poor nor stingy.” From this, he realised his mistake and changed his mind about leaving.

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