Abu Umaymah, New Age Islam
04 January 2016
Allah Ta’ala has created every person
beautiful, unique and precious. Often, this value is neither recognized nor
appreciated by the person himself or herself or by society. Society determines
a person’s worth according to its own preconceived values and standards. This
opinion of people generally determines how an individual perceives himself or
??A little boy went to his old grandpa and
asked, "What's the value of my life?" The grandpa gave him a stone
and said, "Find out the value of this stone, but don't sell it."
The boy took the stone to an orange-seller
and asked him what its cost would be. The orange-seller saw the shiny stone and
said, "You can take 12 oranges and give me the stone." The boy
apologized and said that his grandpa had asked him not to sell it.
Then, the boy went ahead and found a
vegetable-seller. "What could be the value of this stone?" he asked
the vegetable-seller. The man saw the shiny stone and said, "Take one sack
of potatoes and give me the stone." The boy again apologized and said he
couldn’t sell it.
Further ahead, he went into a jewellery shop
and asked the value of the stone. The jeweler saw the stone under a lens and
said, "I'll give you a million for this stone." When the boy shook
his head, the jeweler said, "Alright, alright, take a few 24 karat gold
necklaces, but give me the stone." The boy explained that he couldn’t sell
Further ahead, the boy saw a precious
stones’ shop and asked the shopkeeper the value of the stone. When the man saw
the big ruby, he lay down a red cloth and put the ruby on it. He thereafter
examined the ruby. Then, he walked in circles around the ruby for a long time
and then fixed his gaze on it. "Where did you bring this priceless ruby
from?" he asked. "Even if I sell whatever I own, and my life, I won't
be able to purchase this priceless stone!"
Stunned and confused, the boy returned to
the grandpa and told him what had happened.
"Now tell me what is the value of my
life, grandpa?" he asked.
Grandpa replied, "The answers you got
from the orange-seller, the vegetable-seller, the jeweler and the owner of the
shop for precious stones explain the value of your life. You may be a precious
stone, even priceless, but, people will value you based on their financial
status, their level of information, their belief in you, and their motive
behind entertaining you, their ambition, and their risk-taking ability.
“But don't fear, you will surely find
someone who will discern your true value. Respect yourself and don't sell
yourself cheap. You are rare, unique, original and the only one of your kind.
You are a masterpiece because you are THE MASTER'S PIECE. No one can replace
Indeed our true value can be only realized
if we enter the Court of our Creator, who is indeed the Most Honest Valuator.
He has manufactured us with immense beauty and precision and only He knows our
You weren't an accident. You weren't mass
produced. You aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned,
specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master
To realise your TRUE VALUE, bow in worship
and obedience to Him!
Age Islam, Islam Online, Islamic
Muslim News, Arab
World News, South
Asia News, Indian
Muslim News, World
Muslim News, Women in Islam, Islamic
In Arab, Islamophobia
in America, Muslim
Women in West, Islam
Women and Feminism