Storytime by @IslamicThinking

12:10:00 AM

Once in a while, IslamicThinking publish stories in their twitter timeline. Their latest #storytime session really touches my heart tonight and I would like to take this chance to share with you and hopefully be a good reminder to all of us.


A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students, 
Prof: How much do you think this glass weighs?  
Student: 50 grams! 100 grams! 125 grams! 
Prof: What will happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes? 
Student: Nothing
Prof: Ok.What would happen if I held it for an hour?
          Student: Your arm would begin to ache
Prof: You're right! Then what would happen if I held this for the whole day?
Student: Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & may have to go to the hospital! 
Prof: Very good! Now did the weight of the glass changed while I was holding it? 
Student: No.
Prof: Then what should I do?
Student: Put the glass DOWN!
Prof: Exactly! That's the same with life problems. Hold it for a few minutes in your head, they seem okay. Think of them for a long time and they begin to ache. Hold it even longer and they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything. 
It's important to think of the challenges (problems) in your life, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANT to have trust in Allah S.W.T. To 'put them down' at the end of every day before you go to sleep. 
That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong and can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!
So at the end of the day, remember to PUT THE GLASS DOWN and put trust in Almighty Allah SWT. 
Tranquility is the sign of strong faith while worries and stress is the sign of weak faith. 

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