A Real Life Story With Moral

Trust in what is ‘written’

Recently, I planned to take my family on a weekend trip to a nearby kids activities farm. The plan was to leave at 9:00am when the builder arrives to do carry out some repair work at our house. It was a cold and frosty morning and when he did not turn up by 9:15am I began to get impatient and by 9:30am I had to phone him to check.

It turned out that a car skidded against his van that same morning and some damage occurred but he should be on his way in 5 or 10 min. By 10:00am I was quite tense and almost angry that this is happening and no sign of the builder. My good wife kept reminding me the poor guy is having problems and anytime he arrives is good for us to leave. Trust in what is ‘written’, she said.

By 10:30 I ran out of patience and picked up the phone to reschedule the repair work for another day. At that very moment he knocked on the door. Needless to say that I got out of the house as fast as I could to avoid having a long chat with the builder and losing my temper with him (you may even laugh at this!).

We were finally on the road at 11:00am. Till then the sun had risen and the roads were clear. When we returned to the house later on that evening we found that the building work was nearly complete.

Next morning, while my wife was chatting to her friend on the phone, she heard that the latter’s niece had died in a car accident the previous day. The cause of the accident was black ice on the roads. This was unexpected as the temperature was not too low and there was no warning on the weather report nor was there any gritting done. As it turned out, several people in the village had accidents and it dawned on me how close to disaster my family and I were the previous day and how my impatience and temper nearly got us into a major accident.

When I checked the car’s tyres I realised that we were destined to live that day. The thread level was non-existent on 3 tyres! If we traveled any earlier than we did with black ice we could have been history by now.

By 11:00am the ice melted on the road and it was safe to drive again.

I remembered the Quranic verse: ‘ … and it may be that you love something and there is great harm in it or you may dislike something and God puts in it a great deal of good’.

Moral: If things happen against your wishes it’s because it is better for you that way. Anger and bad temper can only be harmful.

This story was contributed by our FFJ Reader Reef.

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29 Responses to A Real Life Story With Moral

  1. Binta January 18, 2017 at 1:32 PM #

    Allah has a reason for whatever happens in our lives.

  2. Farouk Kamal November 16, 2016 at 1:21 AM #

    Almighty God is with the patient people.

  3. Mohammad Younus September 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM #

    Thanks good story. We have to learn the lesson by Quran

  4. Husainali Dharamsi May 19, 2013 at 6:35 AM #

    Assalam Alaikum
    TRUST in Allah.
    HE takes Trial everythime.
    HE knows what is GOOD for you and BAD.
    if HE does not give you now.HE may give later.
    if YOU have any problem, HE saves you from that and everything GOOD or bad happens it is as per his WILL

    Hence Pray to HIM and Thank HIM for your destiny and life..

  5. Husainali Dharamsi May 19, 2013 at 6:34 AM #

    Assalam Alaikum
    TRUST in Allah.
    HE takes Trial everythime.
    HE knows what is GOOD for you and BAD.
    if HE does not give you now.HE may give later.
    if YOU have any problem, HE saves you from that and everything GOOD or bad happens it is as per his WILL

    Hence Pray to HIM and Thank HIM for your destiny and life..

  6. nafiu November 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM #

    Allahu Akbar!!! We should always know that Allah has a good purpose for any disappointment we may encounter in our quest to achieve an aim. Kudos Sarah, kudos!

  7. Sonah November 2, 2012 at 11:45 PM #

    There is a saying, “We cannot have all that we desire, but God gives us all that we deserve.
    Another one. A Sufi fakir, while praying, said, God in my prayer I ask you for so many things, but I am ignorant.You give me only that of which I am worthy”

  8. nizamhm1944 July 23, 2012 at 3:47 PM #

    Every one has to meet the death, There is a time for all.and it fixed by Allah. Other than this all these are mere excuses.

  9. sharif123 July 16, 2012 at 12:18 PM #


  10. Shakabansh5 January 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM #

    Nice story thanks

  11. isabel_jhon January 7, 2012 at 8:25 AM #

    seriously , anger is no good for us . we should accept the life the way it is . thanks for make it relavent to quranic verse.

  12. Zaher January 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM #

    This story remember me the verses of our holy Quran, which said: you may heat something and it’s may has good thing for you. You may love something and it’s may has bad thing for you. And god know and you don’t know.

  13. godfreyjhon January 4, 2012 at 12:28 PM #

    one should control the anger for fruitful results . moral of the story is really nice.

  14. gabrieljhon90 January 4, 2012 at 11:51 AM #

    thanks for sharing,good content , am interested to read more of it .

    • Sara January 5, 2012 at 1:52 AM #

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  15. Junedayz January 3, 2012 at 11:18 PM #

    Subhanallah alatheem
    All praise be to Allah swt the Great

    The quranic verse brought tears to my eyes because of how much we do things and at times don’t realize that what we don’t get is like a gift, because we could be saved from unfortunate events.
    May Allah swt bless us all with His love and mercy.
    Inshallah we take the verse into consideration when we don’t get what we want.

    Salamualikum =)

  16. Rizwan Khan January 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM #

    Allah-o-Akbar……….Amazing story love the quranic verse

  17. Rooshhi January 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

    superb! may God give us serenity to understand the facts.

  18. HAIDER ALI786 January 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM #

    Nice one thanks for sharing

  19. Muhammad Amjad Ayub December 31, 2011 at 9:10 PM #

    It’s true. God know what’s better for us. We should always be thankfull

  20. Megan Forgee December 31, 2011 at 3:59 PM #

    Nice story. 

  21. Riad December 31, 2011 at 12:29 PM #

    In The Bible: In all things God works for the good of those who love Him. (Roman 8:28)

  22. Shaheeusw December 31, 2011 at 11:55 AM #

    Amazing story love the quranic verse at the end!

  23. Humayundaud December 31, 2011 at 11:27 AM #

    🙂 …

  24. Selma Elmokrani December 31, 2011 at 8:23 AM #

    Nice experience .. thx for sharing

  25. Msnewton2001(at)yahoocom December 31, 2011 at 7:05 AM #

    now, more moral, less fun. Enough for moral stories.

    • Follower December 31, 2011 at 8:13 AM #

      Do you speak English? What does that even mean?? Anyway good story OP.

      • Sachbol December 31, 2011 at 8:26 AM #

        He means he has had enough of moral stories.I guess sara should jumble all mails so that topics don’t become predictable.

        • Funnyali December 31, 2011 at 8:38 AM #

          I love the suggestion by @twitter-102068387:disqus 
          Shuffle stories