Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Rotten Potatoes..

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Salam Alaykk~

I found this article whilst browsing the net, I really think its something worth reading and understanding. There are so many people out there who bear grudges against one another, it's something so sad to see, and makes me angry.

The Muslim ummah lack unity, and this is a factor contributing to it. Please read this article and take the time out to think about those whom you feel angered with and ask them for forgiveness. Allah loves those who are sincere in repentance and the bigger one is the one who asks for forgiveness first.

Forgive me if I have hurt anyone whilst posting this article, it was not my intention.

A teacher has decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few cooked potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while some up to 5 potatoes.

The teacher then told the children to carry with them the potatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for 1 week. Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides, those having 5 potatoes also had to carry heavier bags. After 1 week, the children were relieved because the game had finally ended.

The teacher asked: "How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for 1 week?"

The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they go.

Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game.

The teacher said: "This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of the hatred will contaminate your heart and you will carry it with you wherever you go.

If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just 1 week, can you imagine what is it like to have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime???"

Moral of the story: Throw away any hatred for anyone from your heart so that you will not carry it for a life time. Forgiving others is the best attitude to take Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love & to be loved is the greatest happiness. Fate determines who comes into our lives. The heart determines who stays...

'O Allah, cause Your love to exceed all loves in me, and cause Your fear to be the greatest of all fears in me'

1 heart (s):

Ashraf Yusof said...

salam to hajarul hamraa.

it isnit easy to to throw the hatred away from person that we hate mostly. if u hate someone, u will never want to see him/herself. if that happen, u will fight each other.

but, yeah, this article is right. no doubt about it. of coz, if i feel ready enuff, i'll will see that person face to face and say, "plz forgive me." for ALLAH SWT.

Ashraf Yusof