Even Before I Was A Muslim, I Loved This Story
Channel: Tom Facchine
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One story that I've always loved and I love that even as a before I was a Muslim as a Christian was a story of a YouTube story of Job. And even within the Quran it's sort of like an oddball in the sense that it's, it's unlike kind of the other stories that are told about, you know, the prophets. And what I like about the story. So you know, you know, a YouTube is like this rich guy, and he has like everything that anybody could ask for. And then the people are kind of saying, Well, you know, a tube is only like this because, and he's pious. He's super pious, right? And so people are saying, well, he's only like this because he's got a good and he's got it easy. And if you took away all
that stuff from him that he had just be, you know, just like the rest of us people are jealous, basically. And so Allah Spano Tata, he takes everything away from his family, his health, you know, all he's got it really, really bad, every single thing is taken away from him. And he just holds on, he just he white knuckles, and he just grabs on for dear life. And he leans into the worship of Allah and the dependence on a lie, just doesn't care what the other people say. And he just sees it through. And then in the end, no, nobody can shake him. Nobody can take him away from gratitude, right? And it's just amazing to me, because everything's changing. And that's just how life is I
think that's what that why I connect with the story because that's how life is some you know, what the one the one song says, right? And hi in April shot down in May, like that's that's life, right? That's like sometimes it's gonna go through cycles, you're gonna have times in life when you're riding high and everything's, you know, rollin easy for you. Then other times, you're just really you're struggling your grip. And then, as we say, and au is a model of how to turn towards gratitude and not have your worship be contingent upon your status in the dunya. But to have your worship and your relationship with Allah be the constant thing that's going on, no matter what's going on around
you. And nobody was able to knock him off from that nobody was able to shake him from that. And then in the end, it's sort of an amazing thing because he doesn't just die as a martyr. Right? He He's given everything back and then some right but he's still the same, right? It doesn't it doesn't change him. I mean, if it changes him at all, it just makes them even more grateful and more thankful and a better, more pious person.