An Islam Slam

I asked Allah to take away my habit. Allah said, No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked Allah to make my handicapped child whole. Allah said, No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked Allah to grant me patience. Allah said, No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learned.

I asked Allah to give me happiness. Allah said, No. I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked Allah to spare me pain. Allah said, No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked Allah to make my spirit grow. Allah said, No. You must grow on your own!, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked Allah for all things that I might enjoy life. Allah said, No. I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked Allah to help me love others, as much as He loves me. Allah said…. Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.