A KING OF olden times envied one of his servants. Despite having very little, he was more content than the King who, with all his wealth, was discontent.
The King asked his adviser, "Why is it that my servant is more content than I?" The adviser replied, "He has not been introduced to Club 99." "What is this Club?" asked the King.
The adviser told the King to leave a bag of 99 gold coins outside the servant’s house. Thinking this strange, the King nevertheless complied.
The servant found the bag of coins. He counted it and found it to contain 99 coins. The fact that there were only 99 and not 100 perturbed him. He resolved to work harder to make up that one more coin.
From that day on, his life was not content as he worked ever harder, disrupting his peace of mind and family life. All in pursuit of one more gold coin.
IF MAN has one mountain of gold, he will not rest until he gets another and another and so on.
IF YOU HAVE...
- If you have food in the fridge, clothes on your back and a place to sleep … you are richer than 75% of this world.
- If you have money in the bank, wallet, and spare change in a dish … you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
- If you have never experienced battle, imprisonment, torture, or starvation … you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
- Have a good day, count your blessings to thank
Allah Ta’ala, and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we are.
(courtesy: Al-Balaagh, Karachi)