The Lost Finger – Inspirational Story

kingAn Emperor had a minister in his court who used to always advice the Emperor not to be disheartened and always be positive no matter what the situation was and used to tell the Emperor everything that God does is perfect and best for us.

One day the minister accompanied the Emperor on a hunting trip into the forest. A Tiger attacked the Emperor and the minister managed to kill the Tiger and save the Emperor’s life, but couldn’t prevent the Emperor from losing one of his fingers. The Emperor with extreme anger and without any appreciation or thankfulness turned toward his minister and said, “You always tell me God is Great, He is Perfect, He can make no mistakes and that whatever He does is best for us, if that was really true I would not have been attacked in first place and lost my finger”. The minister replied, “In spite of what happened with you I still believe God is great, perfect and whatever He does is for our own good”. Outraged by the response, the Emperor ordered his soldiers to arrest the minister and put him in prison. While he was taken to the prison the ministered shouted, “God is GREAT God is PERFECT”.

Once again the Emperor set out for hunting into the forest alone this time and was captured by barbarians who had this tradition of giving human beings to their gods as sacrifice. They made the Emperor lie on the altar and made all preparations to sacrifice him when they noticed that one of the Emperor’s fingers was missing, so they released the Emperor as he was considered not complete to be offered to their gods.

The Emperor returned to his palace happy and ordered his minister to be released and said, “Indeed you were right, God was really good to me. I was almost killed, but because I had lost one finger I was saved and released.” The Emperor was still confused and asked the minister “If God is so good, why did He allow me to put you in the prison ? He could have easily saved you.” Minister replied, “My Majesty, if I had not been put in prison, I would have accompanied you today, and would have been sacrificed in your place as I have no missing finger. So everything God does is PLANNED, PERFECT and the BEST”.

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29 Responses to The Lost Finger – Inspirational Story

  1. neha January 23, 2016 at 12:35 PM #

    so amazing story n convincing too.

  2. Damiano Chipeta October 22, 2014 at 1:13 PM #

    Moral story

  3. kvkarunakaran April 9, 2014 at 11:58 PM #

    very good

  4. Jamil Ahmed April 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM #

    good story

  5. Mudasser Ahmad April 5, 2014 at 8:09 AM #

    Very nice story

  6. Mahmood April 4, 2014 at 12:17 PM #

    Superb,and off course our creator (ALLAH) is great and he knows everything better than all what is good or bad faithful or harmful to us. And we don’t have enough knowledge to understand him but finally after we realise and believe.
    So guys don’t loose your faith and patience.

  7. muhammadakbarmy April 2, 2014 at 5:43 PM #

    Allahu Akbar

  8. muhammadakbarmy April 2, 2014 at 5:42 PM #

    Allah always does good for us

  9. nazmat1 April 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM #

    Anything is happen is good for us…………

  10. Saad March 26, 2014 at 9:15 PM #

    Indeed, GOD is all knowing and is the most Merciful.
    Nice story.

  11. Mosa February 23, 2014 at 6:58 PM #

    Sobhan ALLAH wabehamdeh Sobhan ALLAH ALATHEEM

    Thank you very much

  12. Mosa February 23, 2014 at 6:54 PM #

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    thank you very much

  13. NEHMAN AHMAD February 20, 2014 at 11:22 PM #

    v.nice story sara..

  14. Binta February 20, 2014 at 10:03 PM #

    God is really the Greatest, and patience is the best attribute one can be endowed with. May He grant us patience and strengthen our iman.

  15. Stephen February 20, 2014 at 12:17 PM #

    No doubt, it is faith and trust in God. Man Proposes, God Disposes. We always need fast food & instant results, but God gives in his time not ours.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ February 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM #

      very well said

      • mohnooh March 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM #

        All is good..whatever bad situations we go through, we have to learn to accept that as Allah always do good for his true slaves

  16. Rania February 19, 2014 at 11:52 PM #

    There is no doubt that everything happens for us is something from God but we need to hold on faith and patience cause it might not reflect in our time but for sure it will lead us to a better way without our knowledge.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ February 21, 2014 at 12:23 PM #

      Very true May Allah guide us to the right path

  17. adegoke wahab February 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM #

    This is a serious food for taught and good moral lesson

  18. aaRVee February 19, 2014 at 2:36 PM #

    whatever happens, happens for good!

  19. Nameer February 19, 2014 at 12:22 PM #

    Truly a touching moral story to remember allah in all our doings.

  20. Nazeer Ataullah February 19, 2014 at 12:09 PM #

    “….it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know” Chapter 2 : Verse 216.

  21. abdulla February 19, 2014 at 11:56 AM #

    However I heard this story before, it is a very good story and has a meeningfull moral that God is great and whatever he does to any of his creatures is for his benefit.
    Thank you for bringing this moral story.

  22. Mateen Salim Ukaiye February 19, 2014 at 11:45 AM #

    So true.. Allah is Greatest of All!

    • Saleem February 19, 2014 at 11:57 AM #

      Allah o Akbar