Sunday, January 30, 2011

Beautiful Inspiring Story: Dad's Blessings

A young man was getting ready to  graduate from college. 
For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car 
in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well 
afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs 
that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of 
his graduation, his father called him into his private study. 
His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, 
and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son 
a beautifully wrapped gift box. Curious, but some what 
disappointed, the young man opened the box and found 
a lovely, leather-bound Holy Quran, 

with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angry, 
he raised his voice to his father and said "With all your money, 
you give me a Holy Quran ?" and stormed out of the house, 
leaving the Holy Quran.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in 
business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but 
realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should 
go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. 
Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram 
telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his 
possessions to his son. 

He needed to come home immediately and take care of 
things. When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness 
and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father's 
important papers and saw the still new Holy Quran, just as he had left it 
years ago. With tears, he opened the Holy Quran and began to turn 
the pages. And as he did, a car key dropped from the back of 
the Holy Quran.

It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had 
the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his 
graduation, and the words PAID IN FULL.

Lesson from the Inspiring Story:

How many times do we miss God's blessings and answers to 
our prayers because they do not arrive exactly as we have expected?

Presented by Hassan Ali