How Did Your Grandfather Die?

MH900442400Once a man asked a truck driver “How did your father die?”

The Truck driver said, my father was a truck driver too and he died in a road accident.

The man asked, “How about your grandfather?” The Truck driver said, “My grandfather was also a truck driver and he died in a road accident just like my father.”

The man was shocked and said, “Really ? And you still work as a Truck Driver? Why didn’t you choose some other profession? Aren’t you afraid of the same destiny as your father and your grandfather?”

The Truck driver kept quiet for a while then asked the man, “What about your father, how did he die?” The man replied, “He passed away peacefully while he was asleep on his bed”

The Truck Driver asked, “And how did your grandfather die?”

The man replied, “He died peacefully on his bed too the same way my father died”.

Then the Truck Driver said, “What? And you still sleep on the bed every night?!”

Moral of the Story:

Each and every matter is already destined for us especially our Death. Death is a harsh and fearful reality faced by everyone who lives. No one has the power to avoid it neither can anybody decide how they are going to die. Two things we can just not decide for ourselves are life and death. God alone can grant life and then take it back after an appointed time. Being afraid of what our future will bring to us won’t stop our destiny from reaching us! If it is destined to reach us at a particular time it will reach us even if we think we are in the best of health.

“So let’s get rid of all our worries and prepare ourselves for our afterlife peacefully because the fear we live today won’t stop the fate of tomorrow!”

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15 Responses to How Did Your Grandfather Die?

  1. kvkarunakaran May 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM #


  2. Saad April 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM #

    That is true. Instead of being afraid from death, we should get prepared for the hereafter.

  3. Jamil Ahmed April 8, 2014 at 11:12 PM #


  4. Saad April 8, 2014 at 6:32 PM #

    Nice story and the moral is excellent.

  5. Jola Animashaun April 8, 2014 at 1:57 PM #

    Allah Akbar!
    What a great story to ponder on for there is nothing in this world.
    We shall all return to our creator when He so wishes.
    May Allah swt make it easy for us.
    Amin thuma Amin.

  6. abmalik49 April 8, 2014 at 3:51 AM #

    Indeed our destiny is certain. Only thing is that we know not it will come to pass. But each step we take, each effort we make is directed towards our destiny unconsciously. Our destinies are dynamic, predetermined and certain as much as we fulfill our numerous destinies as we go along the way.

    Sometimes we think our efforts could change our destinies, but we inadvertently gravitate towards them as just like saliva to the mouth.

    It is a pretty awesome reminder of the fact that we cannot change our destinies unless Allaah SWT wills it that way.

    Jazakallah bi Khair!

  7. adegoke wahab April 8, 2014 at 12:39 AM #

    This is a first class ‘ food for taught’. Sara, kindly keep it up

  8. sharif123 April 7, 2014 at 11:49 PM #

    Beautiful moral

  9. muhammadakbarmy April 7, 2014 at 6:54 PM #

    All are right

  10. Smile April 7, 2014 at 6:54 PM #

    That’s great moral story

  11. muhammadakbarmy April 7, 2014 at 6:54 PM #

    Everyone has to taste death. No one can escape it.

  12. Latheef April 7, 2014 at 5:57 PM #

    Live as it is your last day.

  13. nazmat1 April 7, 2014 at 4:06 PM #

    all we have to believe in destiny……

  14. Samra April 7, 2014 at 2:03 PM #

    Rather afraid from death, we just have to be prepared ourselves for afterlife by good deeds.

  15. khaled mohamed April 7, 2014 at 11:09 AM #

    Brilliant, if we fear death we have to be prepared every second, as we do not know when, how or where?