Sunday, October 24, 2010

the prophet and the dog

From Respect One of the Foundations of Faith in Islam || Imam Reza (A.S.) Network:
Once Allah asked one of the Prophets to go around the lands and find the worst, most useless creature in existence. The prophet went around looking. He saw many things, then at last he saw a dog. The dog was old and crippled, had fleas and was in a terrible state. He looked at the dog and answered to Allah, Oh Allah, I have wandered around and have seen many sights which I thought were terrible, but this dog is the worst. Oh Allah, but even after seeing this dog, I still can not do what you have asked me, because how can I call useless anything which You have created?

Allah told him that this was the lesson that He wanted the Prophet to learn.