From: Sugeng Hj. Jabri – Malaysia

A man reached 70 years of age and was affected by a disease which made him unable to urinate. The doctors told him that he needs an operation to cure the disease. He agreed to do the operation as the problem was giving him severe pain for days. When the operation was completed the doctor gave him a bill which covered all the costs.

After looking at the bill, the man started crying. Upon seeing this, the doctor said “If the cost is too high then we could make some other arrangements for you.” The old man replied, “I am not crying because of the money but I am crying because Allah let me urinate for 70 years and He never sent me a bill!”

Subhanallah! We rarely thank Allah for these things which are indeed great favours. Let us ask Allah to grant us the ability to recognize His bounties and thank Him often.

“And He gave you of all that you asked for, and if you count the blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them…” Al Quran (14:34)

وَآتَاكُمْ مِنْ كُلِّ مَا سَأَلْتُمُوهُ وَإِنْ تَعُدُّوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ لا تُحْصُوهَا إِنَّ الإنْسَانَ لَظَلُومٌ كَفَّارٌ

Dan Dia telah memberikan kepadamu (keperluanmu) dari segala apa yang kamu mohonkan kepadanya. Dan jika kamu menghitung nikmat Allah, tidaklah dapat kamu menghinggakannya. Sesungguhnya manusia itu, sangat zalim dan sangat mengingkari (nikmat Allah). – (Ibrahim 34)

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Sugeng Hj. Jabri