Did You Thank Al­lah for Your Eye­sight?

The Miracle - - Special -

Ablind boy sat on the steps of a build­ing with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat. A man was walk­ing by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words. Soon the hat be­gan to fill up. A lot more peo­ple were giv­ing money to the blind boy. That af­ter­noon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy rec­og­nized his foot­steps and asked, “Were you the one who changed my sign this morn­ing? What did you write?” The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a dif­fer­ent way.” What he had writ­ten was: “Today is a beau­ti­ful day and I can­not see it.” Do you think the first sign and the sec­ond sign were say­ing the same thing? Of course both signs told peo­ple the boy was blind. But the first sign sim­ply said the boy was blind. The sec­ond sign told peo­ple they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be sur­prised that the sec­ond sign was more ef­fec­tive? “It is He, Who has cre­ated for you (the sense of) hear­ing (ears), sight (eyes), and hearts (un­der­stand­ing). Lit­tle thanks you give.” [surah Al-Mu’mi­nun; 78]

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