Unfolding a Rose

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    Unfolding a Rose

    A young, new ustadh (teacher) was walking with an older, more seasoned ustadh (teacher) in the garden one day. Feeling a bit insecure about what Allah Ta'ala had for him to do, he was asking the older ustadh for some advice.

    The older ustadh walked up to a rosebush and handed the young ustadh a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals. The young ustadh looked in disbelief at the older ustadh and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the Will of Allah for his life and ministry.

    But because of his great respect for the older ustadh, he proceeded to try to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact...
    It wasn't long before he realized how impossible this was to do. Noticing the younger ustadh's inability to unfold the rosebud without tearing it, the older ustadh began to recite the following poem...

    It is only a tiny rosebud,

    A flower of Allah's design;

    But I cannot unfold the petals

    With these clumsy hands of mine.

    The secret of unfolding flowers

    Is not known to such as I.

    Allah opens this flower so sweetly,

    Then in my hands they die.

    If I cannot unfold a rosebud,

    This flower of Allah's design,

    Then how can I have the wisdom

    To unfold this life of mine?

    So I'll trust in Allah for leading

    Each moment of my day.

    I will look to Allah for His guidance

    Each step of the way.

    The pathway that lies before me,

    Only Allah knows.

    I'll trust Him to unfold the moments,

    Just as He unfolds the rose.

    "And whoever relies on Allah - then He is sufficient for him"
    [surah at-Talaq; 65: 3]

    "… And upon Allah rely, if you are true believers"
    [surah al-Ma'idah; 5: 23]

    "… And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him]"
    [surah ali-'Imran; 3: 159]

    "… And rely upon Allah. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs"
    [surah an-Nisa; 4: 81]

    Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiAllahu anhu), narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,
    'If you rely on Allah with due reliance, Allah will provide for you as He does for the birds; they leave with empty stomachs in the morning and return full at dusk.'
    [at-Tirmidhi]
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    soooooo touching!!!!

    :ma: dear sister!!That is so beautiful, so touching and so true!!

    You remind me of a very beautiful supplication said by one of the greatest religious scholars in Egypt; Sheikh Al- Sha'rawy. He used to say:

    " O Allah, I praise you for everything you ardained on me, the praise of being content and satisfied with what You decreed because of my complete certainty of Your wisdom!"

    أللهم انى أحمدك على قضائك و جميع قدرك
    حمد الرضا بقضائك لليقين بحكمتك
    :tti_sister:
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    Assalamulaikum Sis,

    MashaAllah, beautiful...
    I've read this before, but reading this again, is just great.
    Jazakallahu khairan for sharing.
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    :ma: dear sister Farhopes, the qoute is really touching too,
    :hijabi:
    Truly Allah is the All Knowing.



    Ameen sister, Barakallahu Feek. :hearts:
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    Beautiful, Mashaallah
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    Asalam Aleikum
    Sister Aquarious that is a very Beautiful, educative and touching poem
    Mashaalah
    May Allah Strengthen our Iman and may we all always depend on only Allah for all our problems
    Ameen
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    :ma: :ma: JKZ for sharing it with us sister:hearts:

    :salam2:
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    Jazzakallahu Khairan dear brother and sisters for your good words. :)
    For all the things I have seen I have learnt to trust the Creator for All the things I haven't seen
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