Lions, mices, and snakes!

The other day i was listening to this shaykh speak of how there was this old burzug (pious man) who saw the world in the form of a prostitute. He asked her “o woman how many relationships have you had?” and the prostitute replied “millions”, then she was asked “to how have you been loyal to?” she replied “to none”. What a example! It is indeed the nature of the dunya.
Thereafter the shaykh went to to say how imam ghazali (rahimullah) said imagine a man is being chased by a lion, with it behind him he run and runs not looking back. Then all of a sudden he sees a well with a rope in front of him, which he jumps and holds onto to avoid the lion. Unfortunately to his luck there is a snake at the bottom of the rope with its mouth wide open ready to eat him as soon as he falls. When he thinks that all is well he sees a black mouse and a white mouse begin to nibble on the top of the rope. in front of him he sees a bee hive in which he inserts one of his fingers into the hive and tastes the honey from his finger tip. This makes him forget the difficult situation he is in and enjoys the pleasure momentarly. Now the lion is his death which is constantly upon him, the snake is his grave and the white mouse denotes the day and the black mouse denotes the night. The honey is the temporal pleasures of the dunya and the beehive is the dunya itself.

…creating the thirst, providing the solution.

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2 replies on “Lions, mices, and snakes!”

It is a sad story…

There is no evidence of life after death. There is no evidence of heaven or hell…

This world is not like a beehive — momentary pleasure… Its not all fine and dandy… There is a lot of pain and struggle in this world too.

Muslims in the world have been left stranded because they don’t focus on making this world better, but all they are concerned with is the afterlife, which is foolish thinking.

I urge all the Muslim brothers to start preparing for this world first. Peak Oil is upon us, which would bring huge shortages of food and water, and we will see mass starvation across the planet in the next 10 years…



yeah, i agree with you on some aspects. yes the world is an unjust place, with sufferings and hardships. The point of the story is to point out this very fact of how the world is deceiving. It paints a picture of its self as ‘fine and dandy’, not showing its true colour to the vast majority of the human race. The instabilities of the world point to the fact of how this world is not our final abode. It is only in paradise that the world or our lives will be perfect, free of sufferings, and hardships.
secondly, what is proven to be factual today, is often times discredited as ‘baseless’, ‘not based on evidence’ or ‘insufficient evidence’, by the next generation of researchers, and scientists. Take for example the point of evolution, put forward by Darwin. Now due to scientific advancement it is proven that the argument is baseless, there is no evidence for it: now the only way to know if a statement is true is if it stands the test of time. now the statements issued by the prophets, Jesus, Moses and Muhammad (peace be upon them all) is still standing the test of time. Many people have come and gone, trying to make their statements baseless, when all have failed miserably. now only, scientific endeavors are beginning to tread on the possibilities of life after death, with quantum physics, and the like we are beginning to understand that there is more to life than the five senses. for instance ‘matter’ is not absolute, it is merely the projection of the senses onto the outer world. i could go on and on….but im sure you get what im trying to say, what we know to be a fact now is being dismissed as false on a regular basis the next day, due to scientific advancement. do we relay know what is factual and what is not? who defines what is a fact and what is not?


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