amazing Story of a New Shahada

The Creator of all things in the Heavens and the Earth. Lord of the East and the West. oh Allah, allow us to have a heart and a mind that is able to see the hikmah (knowledge or wisdom) You put behind everything
“A calamity that brings you… closer to Allah, is better for you than the blessing that makes you turn away from Allah -” ― Ibn Tayyimah
Story of a New Shahada: Just the other day, a lady came to me wanting to learn more about Islam.
I asked her how she got here and she told me something that many of us would find a bit strange. A few days ago, she noticed a beautiful butterfly flying around her, not only once but constantly throughout the day she kept running into that butterfly. Thinking nothing of it, she went about her day and went to work. While at work her employer was giving her a hard time about small things that wouldn’t normally matter. She was also having some family issues with her son and decided that she couldn’t take it anymore so she took a few days off to try to sort things out. On her way home she stopped to fill up gas and noticed another butterfly floating near a Muslim brother. Looking up what a butterfly means or represents, she found that butterflies come with nature as a symbol of peace and tranquility. She quickly ran over to him and began to ask him questions. He told her a little about Islam and sent her here to the House of Da’wah. After spending 7 hours with us she found the true beauty of Islam and found the definite meaning of life.
AllahuAkbar
SubhanAllah, have we ever taken a moment to think about the bounties and favors Allah bestows upon us? Something we might think as a calamity or something that is going to bring us to our downfall, Allah turns it around and makes a blessing out of it. AllahuAkbar.
Allah  says: “and if you count the Blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them. Verily, man is indeed an extreme wrong-doer, a disbeliever” [Surah Ibrahim, 14: 34]
Please keep all the Muslim brothers and sisters in your duas, especially the ones going through a tough time. We ask that Allah may remove our difficulties, grant us victory from our troubles, and always keep us going in a direction that is better for our faith, our life in this world and our life in the Hereafter. Ameen!
(Continued via House of Daw’ah and posted at august 17 2013)
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