THE 4 WIVES
There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.
He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He’s very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.
He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patient and in fact is the merchant’s confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times.
Now, the merchant’s 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However, the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.
One day, the merchant fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself, “Now I have 4 wives with me. But when I die, I’ll be alone. How lonely I’ll be!”
Thus, he asked the 4th wife, “I loved you most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No way!” replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.
The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant’s heart. The sad merchant then asked the 3rd wife, “I have loved you so much for all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No!” replied the 3rd wife. “Life is so good over here! I’m going to remarry when you die!” The merchant’s heart sank and turned cold.
He then asked the 2nd wife, “I always turned to you for help and you’ve always helped me out. Now I need your help again. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?” “I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!” replied the 2nd wife. “At the very most, I can only send you to your grave.” The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the merchant was devastated.
Then a voice called out : “I’ll leave with you. I’ll follow you no matter where you go.” The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the merchant said, “I should have taken much better care of you while I could have !”
Actually, we all have 4 wives in our lives
a. The 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it’ll leave us when we die.
b. Our 3rd wife ? Our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they all go to others.
c. The 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we’re alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.
d. The 1st wife is in fact our soul, often neglected in our pursuit of material, wealth and sensual pleasure.
Guess what? It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go. Perhaps it’s a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wait until we’re on our deathbed to lament.
Allah swt has made it easy for us to gain as many rewards (thawaab’s) as possible not only in our life but the benefit of many continue even after our death. Subhan Allah.
Here are some examples of things we can do now for life Hereafter :
The Actions Which Outlive You! (CONTINUING REWARDS EVEN AFTER DEATH)
الأعمال التي تبقى بعد زوالك
1. Give A Copy Of Quraan To Someone And Each Time They Read From It,
You Will Gain Hasanaat.
إعطاء D9سخة من القرآ ن لآي شخص وكل ما يقرأ هو, أنت, تكسب حسنات
2. Donate A Wheel Chair To A Hospital And Every Time A Sick Person Uses It, You Will Gain Hasanaat.
أتبرع بالكراسي الخاصة للمعاقين في المستشفيات,,وكلما استخدمت من الأشخاص
المعاقين,,يكون كل اجر
3. Share Constructive Reading Material with Someone.
شارك باستنتاجك واقتراحات في إي مشروع يحتاج ذلك
4. Help In Educating A Child.
ساعد في تدريس الأطفال
5. Teach Someone To Recite A Dua. With Each Recitation You Will Gain Hasanaat.
لقن أو درس كيفي الدعاء (لغير الناطق للعربية)
6. Share A Dua Or Quraan CD.
شاركهم بالدعاء أو في شر7ء أو بناء أقر ص سي دي للقرآن
7. Participate In the Building of a Masjid
أتبرع للمشاركة في تكاليف بناء المساجد
8. Place A Water Cooler In A Public Place .
وضع ثلاجة مائية في مكان عام مزدحم بالمارين
9. Plant A Tree. Each Time Any Person Or An Animal Sits Under Its Shade Or Eats From The Tree, You Will Gain Hasanaat.
قم بزراعة الأشجار لأن إي شخص أو حيوان يأكل أو يستريح تحتها يكون كل اجر فيها
10. Share This Mail With Someone. If One Person Applies Any Of The Above You Will Receive Your Hasanaat Until The Day of Judgment.
أرسل هذا الأيميل لغيرك إذا إي شخص قام بعمل إي من هذه الصدقات الجارية
الموجودة هنا فأنت هذا العمل سو=D 9 تكسب بإذن الله الحسنات إلى يوم
أرسل هذا الأيميل لغيرك ,,إذا إي شخص قام بعمل إي من هذه الصدقات الجارية
الموجودة هنا فأنت بهذا العمل سوف تكسب الحسنات إلى يوم القيام
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$1, because it has 4 quarters.
What grows when it eats, but dies when it drinks?
What stays where it is when it goes off?
An alarm clock
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There is a man standing over a dead body in a coffin, and another man walks in and asks, who’s in the coffin. The first man replies, brothers and sisters, I have none, but this man’s father is my fathers son. Who’s in the coffin?
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What does no man want, yet no man wants to lose?
Work – Employment
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Only one, the last one.
What is everything to someone, and nothing to everyone else?
Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, even a river can’t fill it up. What is it?
A kitchen strainer.
What goes up and never comes down?
What’s the greatest worldwide use of cowhide?
To cover cows.
I decided to give Riddles a go. This entire week, I am going to post Riddles. I remember how much I loved those when I was younger. Dunno when they got lost but here’s a nice chance to revive them. Hey no peeping … do it for the fun of it.
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The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?
What book was once owned by only the wealthy, but now everyone can have it?
You can’t buy it in a bookstore or take it from a library.
A telephone book.
What gets whiter the dirtier that it gets?
What happened in the middle of the twentieth century that will not happen again for 4,000 years?
The year 1961 can be read upside down and that won’t happen again until 6009!
What has no beginning, end, or middle?
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If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
For Sale: Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain.
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If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.
When I’m not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.
Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.
You know the speed of light, so what’s the speed of dark?
Join The Army, Visit exotic places, meet strange people, then kill them.
I poured Spot remover on my dog. Now he’s gone.
Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.
Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more.(Friend or Money !)
Death is hereditary.
There are three sides to any argument: your side, my side and the right side.
An consultant is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.
Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.
When you’re right, no one remembers. When you’re wrong, no one forgets.
Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
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They say hard work never hurts anybody, but why take the chance.
Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.
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If you can’t see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Where there’s a will, there are five hundred relatives.
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.