The un­ex­pected ways Al­lah will re­ward faith­ful

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Those who be­lieve in Al­lah and per­form right­eous deeds in the sin­cere hope that they will earn His favour, will find that He pro­vides for them in ways they do not ex­pect, the sermon will say on Fri­day. The Prophet Mo­hammed once nar­rated the story of three men who were trav­el­ling to­gether and needed a safe place to stay. They en­tered a cave but a rock rolled down the moun­tain and trapped them in­side.

They said [to each other], “noth­ing can save you from this rock ex­cept to call upon Al­lah by re­mem­ber­ing your right­eous deeds which were done sin­cerely [for Al­lah’s sake alone]”.

One of the men in­voked his obe­di­ence to his par­ents. In re­sponse, the rock moved a lit­tle – but not enough to pass. The sec­ond man told of how he ab­stained from the for­bid­den things and re­fused to suc­cumb to the temp­ta­tions. And the rock moved a lit­tle again. Fi­nally, the third man said he was faith­ful in pay­ing wages to those who worked for him. The rock moved again, grant­ing the men their free­dom.

This is the na­ture of the re­ward for those who live righ­teously, the sermon will say.

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