The Carpenter



A highly skilled carpenter who had grown old was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house huilding business and live a more leisurely life with his family. He would miss the pay check, but he needed to retire.

The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favour. The carpenter agreed to this proposal but made sure that this will be his last project. Being in a mood to retire, the carpenter was not paying much attention to building this house, His heart was not in his work. He resorted to poor workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.

When the job was done, the carpenter called his employer and showed him the house. The employer handed over some papers and the front door key to the carpenter and said "This is your house, my gift to you."

The carpenter was in a shock! What a shame! If he had only known that he was building his own house, he would have made it better than any other house that he ever built!

Our situation can be compared to this carpenter. Allah (SWT) has sent us to this world to build our homes in paradise by obeying His commands. Now, we have to decide how well we wish to build the homes where we will live forever,

Intelligence of our Prophet (SM) During the preparations of Gazwa-e-Badt Hazrat Ali (Ra) GiP saw two men from the enemy camp near Rasulullah SaSsfe. One was a person from the Quraish and the other was his stave, Hazrat Ali (Ra) chased them, The slave was caught but his master got away. When the Muslims interrogated the slave about the strength of the enemies all that he could say was that; they were in huge numbers and that they had great strength. Muslims tried hard to make the slave reveal some sort of information but he would not speak more than this even when pressured. So the Muslims took him to Rasulullah(SM). Our beloved Prophet OSS also asked him the same question but he would not reply more than these words that they were in great numbers and they had great strength. Everyone asked him for the precise number but he would not say more. Finally, Rasulullah ((SM)  asked him how many camels they" slaughtered for food arid he replied ten. After hearing this, our beloved Prophet (SM) pronounced that the enemies were one thousand as one camel can suffice for a hundred men. Here we can's that ten multiplied by a hundred gives one thousand this means that slaughtering ten camels would give enough food for a thousand men to eat for lunch and dinner. It is indeed a miracle for someone who has not learnt from any teacher to be so quick at mathematics. In fact without any formal education Rasulullah (SM) also did trade, and this served as a means for our beloved Prophet (SM).  to know Hazrat Khadija (Ra) who later became his first wife.

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