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Unformatted text preview: and said, "O Messenger of Allah! Khalid is killing!" Upon hearing this, the Prophet became surprised and thought about how he could kill after he had been forbidden. He immediately sent for Khalid.When Khalid came to him, he said, "Did I not forbid you from killing?" Khalid became surprised and said, "O Messenger of Allah! So-and-so came to me and ordered me to kill whoever I can!" The Prophet then sent for that man. When he arrived, the Prophet said, "Did I not say he must raise his hands regarding killing?" The man instantly realised his fault, but it was too late. He said, "O Messenger of Allah! You willed something. Allah willed something else and Allah's will overpowered yours. I could not do more than what I did." The Prophet remained silent 273 Do not criticise me! End of story? 38 and did not reply. Whoever contemplates over different situations in life finds it very evident that sometimes a person does the very best he could but his efforts do not reap the desired outcome. Once I sat with a youth in his car and noted that his driving skills were excellent. I also knew that he was involved in an accident a week earlier. I asked him, "I notice that your driving skills are very good. Why then did you have an accident a week ago?" He said, "Well, I had to!" I said, "That's strange!" He said, "Yes, I had to. Do you know why?" I said, "Why?" He said, "I was driving up a bridge and I was speeding. When I began to drive down the bridge, I suddenly noticed the cars in front of me were all at a standstill. I had no idea what the reason was, an accident or a check point, I had no idea. "But I was taken by surprise. There were four lanes in front of me and all four of them were full of cars. I had the choice of steering away from them all and falling off the bridge, or putting my foot down on the brakes and letting the car play with me as it wants, or the third choice, which was the easiest of them all..." "Which was?" I asked. "To crash into one of the four cars in front of me!" I laughed...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '12