WHY DO WE SEE PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES?

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A man was gardening his lawn when he found a cocoon of a butterfly. He used to look at it every day and look for any changes. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then suddenly it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.
So the man decided to help the poor butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small shrivelled wings.  
The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge

and expand to be able to support the body (which was expected to contract over time).
Neither of this happened!  
In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shrivelled wings. It never was able to fly.  
What the man did not understand , in his kindness and haste, was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were Allah's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.     
Next time when you face a problem or a difficulty, remember…
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives!  
If Allah allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never "fly"!

I asked for Strength...
And Allah gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom...
And Allah gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity...
And Allah gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage...
And Allah gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love...
And Allah gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors...
And Allah gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted ...
I received everything I needed! 
All that comes our way is for a reason.  

"So blessed be Allah, the best of creators!"


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