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Posted on Wed, Apr 19, 2006 10:18 AM

There was lived a rich man. He owned many buildings and lot's of properties. When he attained old age, he became very sick and was counting his last days. Few days before his death, the old man kept on saying ?Ana faqir, Ana faqir? which means, ?I am poor, I am poor.? When his visiting children saw this, they took him around and showed him all his properties to assure him that he wasn?t poor at all. But the old man kept on saying, ?I am poor, I am poor.? His children became confused and brought a local Muslim Scholar to see their father. After spending some time with the old man, the Scholar understood that the man is saying he is poor not regarding his wealth but regarding his good ?amal (deeds). This is because most of his life was spent only in acquiring wealth and now that he was on his death bed, he realized that he should?ve given more time to Allah. When that person was dieing, he was still saying Ana faqir. So much time has gone from our lives in useless matters. From now on, we should not even waste one minute without remembering Allah as every remembrance of Allah will increase our position in the hereafter. So, why not be rich in the everlasting life?

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Posted on Tue, Jun 06, 2006 11:23 PM

Thanks for reminding me

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Posted on Tue, Jun 06, 2006 06:03 PM

MashaAllah, nice story, perfect reminder for all of us. Thanks for sharing. Wassalam Yanti

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Posted on Tue, Jun 06, 2006 01:56 AM

Thanks a lot for your interesting story. It can be concluded that the real wealth is belief in God and 'taqwa'.

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Posted on Sat, Jun 03, 2006 05:37 PM

Mansha-allah thats so true....thanks for sharing that story with us. May god bless u and all the muslims around the world

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