No Problem – Looking from God’s Perspective

Walking past the worshipper as he prayed came three people: the crippled, the beggar and the beaten. Seeing them he cried, “Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?” And God said, “I did do something. I made you.

Ya Haqq!

Note:  The spiritual cartoon is taken, with permission, from Arif and Ali’s blog.


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7 Responses to No Problem – Looking from God’s Perspective

  1. Mohammed Ali says:

    Salaams dear Br Irving, Thanks for sharing this :)

  2. Rabia says:

    I just finished reading this quote:

    “Grief is better than happiness, because in grief a person draws close to God. Our wings open. A tent is set up in the desert where God can visit you. Wealth that arrives in grief is what we spend in joy. The soul is greater than anything you ever lost.

    Maarif of Bahauddin Veled (Rumi’s Father)

    The question being, how close is the margin between utter suicidal despair and turning to Allah?

  3. Lat says:

    Trully enriching words! Simply love the last line,

    “And God said, “I did do something. I made you.”

  4. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Ali, Lat, and Rabia:

    Thank you for the comments, Lat and Rabia, and Ali, for the cartoon itself :)

    Sister Rabia, Bahauddin Veled was expressing a different kind of grief, the kind the lover feels in being separated from the Beloved. Suicidal despair is usually a form of mental illness, a chemical imbalance of the brain, not a spiritual illness and longing.

    A similar sentiment can be gleaned from the following:

    I begged for power and found it in knowledge.
    I begged for honor and found it in poverty.
    I begged for health and found it in asceticism.
    I begged my account be lessened before God and found it in silence.
    I begged for consolation and found it in despair. – Ali Sahl Esfahani

    Ya Haqq!

  5. Rabu says:

    Masha-Allah ,it’s beautiful… Thanks for sharing dear father :)

  6. Maithri says:

    Warmest greetings of peace and light dear Brother Irving,

    Amens fall from heaven when I read your words,

    May the blessings of the deep and fluent peace surround you and yours,

    M

  7. Esmaeil Radpour - SufiDao says:

    Interesting, thats good matter to take a print and keep it in front of eyes ;)

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