Thursday, January 17, 2013

Path to Paradise

This particular and fortunate Friday afternoon, as the time came for the
Imam and his son to go to the streets with their booklets, it was very cold
outside, as well as pouring rain.

* The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, 'OK, dad,
I'm ready!'
* His dad asked, 'Ready for what' 'Dad, it's time we gather our tracts
together and go out.'
* Dad responds, 'Son, it's very cold outside and it's pouring rain.'
* The boy gives his dad a surprised look, asking, 'But Dad, aren't people
still going to hell, even though it's raining?'
* Dad answers, 'Son, I am not going out in this weather.'
* Despondently, the boy asks, 'Dad, can I go Please'
* His father hesitated for a moment then said, 'Son, you can go. Here are
the booklets. Be careful son.'

'Thanks, Dad!'

And with that, he was off and out into the rain. This eleven year old boy
walked the streets of the town going door to door and handing everybody he
met in the street a pamphlet or a booklet.

After two hours of walking in the rain, he was soaking, bone- chilled wet
and down to his VERY LAST BOOKLET. He stopped on a corner and looked for
someone to hand a booklet to, but the streets were totally deserted.

Then he turned toward the first home he saw and started up the sidewalk to
the front door and rang the door bell. He rang the bell, but nobody

He rang it again and again, but still no one answered. He waited but still
no answer.

Finally, this eleven year old da'wah (Invitation) -expert turned to leave,
but something stopped him.

Again, he turned to the door and rang the bell and knocked loudly on the
door with his fist. He waited, something holding him there on the front

He rang again and this time the door slowly opened.

Standing in the doorway was a very sad-looking elderly lady. She softly
asked, 'What can I do for you, son?' With radiant eyes and a smile that lit
up her world, this little boy said,

'Ma'am, I'm sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want to tell you that ALLAH
REALLY LOVES AND CARES FOR YOU and I came to give you my very last booklet
which will tell you all about God, the real purpose of creation, and how to
achieve His pleasure.'

With that, he handed her his last booklet and turned to leave.

She called to him as he departed. 'Thank you, son! And God Bless You!'

Well, the following Friday afternoon after congregation (Jam’aat) service
(during which period they hold a weekly program) the Imam was giving some
lectures. As he concludes the lectures, he asked, 'Does anybody have
questions or want to say anything?'

Slowly, in the back row among the ladies, an elderly voice was heard over
the speaker. As the voice went on, a hint of glorious gaiety and contentment
was plainly evident in it even though the wasn't to be seen, 'No one in this
gathering knows me. I've never been here before. You see, before last Friday
I was not a Muslim, and thought I could be. My husband passed on some time

leaving me totally alone in this world.. Last Friday, being a particularly
cold and rainy day, it was even more so in my heart that I came to the end
of the line where I no longer had any hope or will to live.

So I took a rope and a chair and ascended the stairway into the attic of my
home.. I fastened the rope securely to a rafter in the roof then stood on
the chair and fastened the other end of the rope around my neck. Standing on
that chair, so lonely and broken-hearted I was about to leap off, when
suddenly the loud ringing of my doorbell downstairs startled me. I thought,
I'll wait a minute, and whoever it is will go away.

I thought to myself again, 'Who on earth could this be. Nobody ever rings my
bell or comes to see me.' I loosened the rope from my neck and started for
the front door, all the while the bell rang louder and louder.

When I opened the door and looked I could hardly believe my eyes, for there
on my front porch was the most radiant and angelic little boy I had ever
seen in my life. His SMILE,

oh, I could never describe it to you! The words that came from his mouth
caused my heart that had long been dead TO LEAP TO LIFE as he exclaimed with
a cherub-like voice, 'Ma'am, I just came to tell you that ALLAH REALLY LOVES
AND CARES FOR YOU!'  Then he gave me this booklet, Path To Paradise that I
now hold in my hand.

You see? I am now a Happy Vicegerent of the One True God. Since the address
of your congregation was stamped on the back of this booklet, I have come
here to personally say THANK YOU to God's little angel who came just in the
nick of time and by so doing, spared my soul from an eternity in hell.'

There was not a dry eye in the mosque. And as shouts of TAKBIR..ALLAH
AKBAR.. (God is Great) rented the air, even among the ladies, despite

Imam-Dad descended from the pulpit to the front row where the little angel
was seated....

He took his son in his arms and sobbed uncontrollably.

Probably no jama'at (congregation) has had a more glorious moment, and
probably this universe has never seen a Papa that was more filled with love
and honor for his son...

Except for One. This very one...

Blessed are your eyes for reading this message.

Don't let this message die, read it again and pass it to others. Heaven is
for His people!

Remember, God's message CAN make the difference in the life of someone close
to you.
Please share this wonderful message

Spread His Word, help Him and you'll see His hand in everything you do...

Qur'an 5:3: This day I've perfected your religion for you, and completed my
favor on you, and chose Islam for you as religion....

Qur'an 3:110: You are the best community evolved for mankind; you enjoin the
right conduct and forbid indecency, and you believe in God...

"Blessed is the person whom Almighty God has made a key for good and a lock
for evil." (Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1366)

**** Qur'an 3:104: Let there arise amongst you a band of people inviting to
all that is good and right, and forbidding the wrong. Such
are the successful ones....
**** Qur'an 16:125: Invite to the way of your Lord wisdom and fair
exhortation. ..

*may Almighty ALLAH  (SWT) guide all of us to the Right Path and give all of
us the courage to accept the Truth in the light of Qur'an and Sunnah and to
reject all things which are in contradiction to the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah,

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 Jazakallah khaire.