Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
years ago, Russian scientists conducted an experiment and discovered that it is
possible to squeeze water out of stones! The experiment entailed extracting
rocks from a few metres under the surface of the earth, placing them in metal
containers, and then subjecting them to an immense pressure of ten tones per
square centimetre, which caused drops of water to drip out from them.
This is a
sign of God, providing us with valuable lessons about the amazing potentials
and possibilities that God has kept for us in this world to access. A rock is a
hard, dry object but water can start to drip from it when a certain action is
performed on it!
this story. A Muslim man built a house for himself. His neighbour was a
contractor by profession and belonged to another community. There was a plot of
land in between their houses, and soon they both started quarrelling over it.
Each claimed that the land belonged to him. The contractor perceived that he
could not manage to get his way by himself, and so he approached some
communal-minded people of the town and instigated them against the Muslim man.
Soon, an angry crowd gathered outside the latter’s house, making a big hue and
man stepped out of his house. He was aware that the crowd was bent on creating
trouble for him. He knew that if he got even slightly provoked, the crowd could
easily kill him and burn down his house. And so, he said to the men: “Who is
your representative? Please come forward so that we can talk.”
five ‘leader’-like men stepped out. The Muslim took them to his office. When
they had comfortably sat down, he said to them, “This is a very small issue,
and it can very easily be solved. As you know, the rightful ownership of a
property is indicated in the official documents. By examining the relevant
documents, you can find out who the rightful owner of any bit of land is. I
will hand over my documents to you, and you can also take the contractor’s
documents. Please examine both sets of documents, and after that I am ready to
accept whatever decision you arrive at.”
the Muslim speak like this, the communal-minded ‘leaders’ suddenly completely
forgot their anger. “This is a very reasonable man. He has allowed us to decide
the issue on our own!” they remarked, very surprised.
spent the next few days examining the documents. Finally, they decided in
favour of the Muslim. These men were, to
begin with, like rocks, but when they were pressed, as it were, by the Muslim
man’s noble behaviour, drops of water then began dripping from the ‘rocks’.
psychologist once very rightly remarked, “When one’s ego is touched, it turns
into super-ego, and the result is breakdown.” The fact is that there is a
‘devil’ inside every human being. Ordinarily, this ‘devil’ lies fast asleep.
Your intelligence lies in letting this ‘devil’ in others remain sleeping. If,
however you act foolishly, you will awaken this ‘devil’, and then it will go
about doing everything that it can against you.
whose hidden ‘devil’ you awaken through your foolishness—he could be someone
from your community or from another community, or even your own brother or
other close relative—you will have to face the same sort of bitter