Three Questions..

There was a young man who went overseas to study for quite a long time. When he returned, he asked his parents to find him a religious scholar or any expert who could answer his 3 Questions. Finally, his parents were able to find a Muslim scholar.

Young man: Who are you? Can you answer my questions?
Scholar: I am one of Allah (SubHana Wa Ta`ala )’s slaves and Insha-Allah (God willing), I will be able to answer your questions.

Young man: Are you sure? A lot of Professors and experts were not able to answer my questions.

Scholar: I will try my best, with the help of Allah(SubHana Wa Ta`ala).

Young Man: I have 3 questions:

1. Does God exist? If so, show me His shape.

2. What is takdir (fate)?

3. If shaitan (Devil) was created from the fire, why at the end he will be thrown to hell that is also created from fire. It certainly will not hurt him at all, since Shaitan (Devil) and the hell were created from fire. Did God not think of it this far?

Suddenly, the Scholar slapped the young man’s face very hard.

Young Man (feeling pain): Why do you get angry at me?

Scholar: I am not angry. The slap is my answer to your three questions.

Young Man: I really don’t understand.

Scholar: How do you feel after I slapped you?

Young Man: Of course, I felt the pain.

Scholar: So do you believe that pain exists?

Young Man: Yes.

Scholar: Show me the shape of the pain!

Young Man: I cannot.

Scholar: That is my first answer. All of us feel God’s existence without being able to see His shape… Last night, did you dream that you will be slapped by me?

Young Man: No.

Scholar: Did you ever think that you will get a slap from me, today?

Young Man: No.

Scholar: That is takdir (fate)…….. My hand that I used to slap you, what is it created from?

Young Man: It is created from flesh.

Scholar: How about your face, what is it created from?

Young Man: Flesh.

Scholar: How do you feel after I slapped you?

Young Man: In pain.

Scholar: Even though Shaitan (Devil) and also the hell were created from the fire, if Allah wants, insha-Allah (God willing), the hell will become a very painful place for Shaitan (Devil).

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11 Responses to Three Questions..

  1. ummkhaleel says:

    Lol yeah I read this before and I was thinking how can people still reject the existence of God when His signs are everywhere.. the worst is when they start to get all philosophical that He doesn’t exist when Allah swt has made everything plain and easy for us to know Him.

  2. x@hu says:

    Hehe, I see this story popping up every now and then over the years. Must be quite famous :)

    I stumbled upon a similar but different story a few days back. It’s about a little boy and a messenger from Rome who asks him three questions:

    “What was there before Allâh?”
    “In which direction does Allâh face?”
    “What is Allâh engaged in at this moment?”

    Have you come across this story? If not, here’s the link. It’s rather interesting when you find out who the boy is at the end :)

    • Nasmira says:

      LOL yeah!! this was one saved looong ago in my drafts! :D
      and that was Imam Abu Hanifa right??..that story is saved in my drafts too..i can never get enough of it! he was so smart rahimahullah! :) :)

  3. Sara says:

    I read it before in Arabic, and loved it a lot! :)
    P.S: What happened to your Arabic course? :)

  4. Serenity Pearls says:

    Subhaan Allah.. the wisdom of our scholars :)

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