Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Story of A Farmer and His Watermelon

A Moroccan proverb that says…

Love truth even if it harms you, and hate lies even if they serve you

Prophet SAW has advised us this…

‘Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt, for truthfulness is certainty and tranquility, whilst lying is doubt and confusion.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 2520; al-Nisaa'i, 8/327; and Ahmad, 1/200)

Let me share with you a story of a farmer and his watermelon…

There was a farmer who grew watermelons. He was doing pretty well, but he was disturbed by some local kids who would sneak into his watermelon patch at night and eat his watermelons. After some careful thought, he came up with a clever idea that he thought would scare the kids away for sure.

He made up a sign and posted it in the field. The next day, the kids showed up and they saw the sign which reads, "Warning! One of the watermelons in this field has been injected with cyanide."

The kids ran off, made up their own sign and posted it next to the farmer's sign. When the farmer returned, he surveyed the field. He noticed that no watermelons were missing, but the sign next to his reads, "Now there are two!"

Yikes! I know…

Indeed, our beloved Prophet SAW was right.

For truthfulness is certainty and tranquility, whilst lying is doubt and confusion.

And confused, will the farmer be…

Care for a slice of melon, anyone? :))


Neeza Shahril said...

hehee.. lying wouldn't do any good..
it harms!

maza said...

sekali watermelon lah. huhuhu

sedap tu. hehe

salam ainur itew.. hehhehe

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