wise VS ignorant~

it's different..
even if you say..

'i know how you feel'...

when Al-Mansur bin Ammar (may Allah have mercy on him) once entered the court of Abdul Malik bin Marwan, the latter said,

" o Mansur, i have a question for you, and i will give you respite for an entire year to answer it: who is the wisest of people and who is the most ignorant of people?"

Al-Mansur left the castle and spent some time in the contempletion in a nearby courtyard. then the answer came to him and so, he quickly hurried back to Abdul Malik.

"o Mansur, why have you returned?" asked Abdul Malik.

"the wisest of people, O Leader of the Believers, is the doer of good deeds who fears not having his deeds accepted," said Al-Mansur.

"and the most ignorant of people is he who does good deeds and feels safe in that his deeds will be accepted."

upon hearing these words, Abdul Malik began to cry until his garments became soaked in tears. he then said, "you have done well, o Mansur. now recite me a part of Al-Quran for the Quran is a cure for what is in the breasts of men."

Mansur then recited this verse.

يَوْمَ تَجِدُ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ مَّا عَمِلَتْ مِنْ خَيْرٍ مُّحْضَرًا وَمَا عَمِلَتْ مِن سُوَءٍ تَوَدُّ لَوْ أَنَّ بَيْنَهَا وَبَيْنَهُ أَمَدًا بَعِيدًا وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللّهُ نَفْسَهُ وَاللّهُ رَؤُوفُ بِالْعِبَادِ

On the Day when every person will be confronted with all the good he has done, and all the evil he has done, he will wish there were a great distance between him and his evil. and Allah warns you against Himself. And Allah is full of kindness to those that serve Him


"you have killed me, o Mansur!" said Abdul Malik. "o Mansur, what does 'and Allah warns you against Himself'

"it means His punishment
s," said Mansur.

"and what is the meaning of 'every person will be confronted with all the good he has done'?" asked Abdul Malik.

"it means that every person will be confronted on the day of resurrection by all of his deeds, the largest of them and the tiniest of them. Allah will not leave out or forget any of that."

Abdul Malik then continued to cry until being overcome with fear, he fainted.

-extracted from Stories of Repentance-

nota kaki: T_T

for you are not in my shoe...
and even if...

it will never be the same...


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