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Sports Car vs. Qur’an

8 June, 2007

A good friend of mine Hj Mokhtar Stork emailed me the following story:-

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had
admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his
father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As
Graduation Day approached, the young man waited for signs that his father had
purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation day his father
called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to
have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son
a beautiful wrapped gift box.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened the box and found a
lovely, leather-bound Quran. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and
said. With all your money you give me a Quran?” and stormed out of the
house for good and leaving the holy book behind.

Many years had since passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had
a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was already very old,
and thought perhaps he should go and visit him. He had not seen him since that
graduation day.

Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his
father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He
needed to come home immediately and take care of things. When he arrived at
his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to
search his father’s important papers and saw the still new Quran, just as
he had left it many years ago. With tears, he opened the Quran and began to turn
the pages.

As he read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind the
Quran. It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the
sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and
the words…PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss ALLAH’s blessings because they are not packaged as
we had expected.

You can visit Hj Mokhtar’s website at

www.al-fikr.name.my

One Comment leave one →
  1. AUSTIN permalink
    6 July, 2008 1:30 am

    I AM NOT A MUSLIM BUT I LEARNT A LOT FROM THE STORY. THANK YOU FOR POSTING SUCH A NICE STORY AND A LESSON. I HOPE IT WILL HELP ME IN LIFE AND I AM PRAYING TO GIVE MY SON SUCH A GIFT.
    AUSTIN

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