IF ALLAH HAS DESTINED ME TO DO SO THEN I WILL DEFINITELY PERFORM MY SALAAH.”

I was once out in Tableegh jamaat. I told someone in the area who was not performing his Salaah, “Brother! Perform Salaah and frequent the Masjid.” He replied, “If Allah has destined me to do so then I will definitely perform my Salaah.”

I told him, “You have said a very wise thing. Tell me, imagine that you are about to be married and you have dressed up very well. At that precise moment, someone throws two or three buckets of excreta on you. You will now not be angry or displeased by this because whatever was destined for you had happened. It was in your destiny to be messed in excreta.”

On hearing this, he felt ashamed and promised to perform his Salaah in future. I do not know whether he began performing his Salaah or not.

Malfoozaat of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat