The Blind Worm
Prophet Sulayman (A.S.) was sitting by the seashore when he saw an ant carrying a grain going towards the water. He watched as a frog appeared, opened its mouth and as the ant approached and entered its mouth. The frog dived into the waters. Prophet Sulayman (A.S.) was reflecting on what he had just seen when he saw the frog reappear. It opened its mouth and the ant walked out without the grain. Prophet Sulayman (A.S.) called her and asked her where she had been.
She said, " Ya Nabiyallah! In the bottom of the sea is a hollow rock where lives a blind worm. Allah assigned me the task of carrying its food. The frog is assigned the task of carrying me so the water does not harm me."
Prophet Sulayman (A.S.) asked her, "Do you ever hear the worm praise Allah?"
The ant replied, "Yes." The worm says, "O one who does not forget me in the depth of this rock, in the midst of this water, I plead to You by Your sustaining me not to forget Your believing "Ibaad" (plural of abd) and to include them in Your Mercy."
Subhanallah.....Allah truly works in mysterious way.......When a worm, a blind one, amidst deep waters is praising the Almighty, All-Giving Allah [s.w.t.], I can simply say that calculators or even computers are NOT the machines to be used to estimate or even guess how much WE, blessed humans should be praising and thanking Allah [s.w.t.]. Let us all pray to Allah [s.w.t.] and make a firm intention (right now!) to sincerely thank Him each and every day till we leave this materialistic world. May Allah give us the tawfiq to follow the true and the correct Islam.Contributed by: Sister Massuma Kara