Allah’s Justice and Mercy

A Story With A Moral: Allah’s Justice and Mercy.

It related that a woman went to Prophet Dawud عليه السلام

and said “O Prophet of Allah; is your Lord an oppressor or is he just?”

Prophet Dawud عليه السلام

, “Woe unto you, O woman, He is the All-Just, Who never oppresses. What is your story?”

She explained that she was a widow, with three daughters and that she provided for them by what she would spin with her hands.

She explained, “Yesterday, I tied what I had spun into a red cloth to sell in the marketplace so as to provide for my children. As I was walking, a bird came and snatched the cloth of me and flew away, leaving me with nothing to sell for the provision of my children.”

As the woman was speaking to Prophet Dawud عليه السلام

, someone came knocking on his door. He gave permission for them to enter and learned that they were ten businessmen bringing with them one hundred dinars each.

They said “O Prophet of Allah, give this wealth to one that is deserving.”

Prophet Dawud عليه السلام

asked them what had brought them to him with their wealth.

They explained, “O Prophet of Allah, we were on a boat, the wind was very violent, and we were about to drown when a bird came and dropped a red cloth on us. In this cloth was some yard and with this we were able to block the hole in the ship until the winds subsided and we vowed that each one of us would give one hundred dinars in charity. So give that amount to whomever you please.”

Prophet Dawud عليه السلام

turned to the women and said, “Your Lord does business for you in the land and in the sea, yet you ask whether he oppresses!”

He gave her the 1000 dinars and said, “Spend this on your children.”

Moral: At times things don’t always go how we want it to go, BUT remember ALLAH is the best of PLANNERS. Oh ALLAH, grant us the ability to have patience and always be happy with what happens.