A person once heard a pious Muslim say that ” For the last thirty years I am repenting for a sin and I don’t know how Allah will deal with me regarding it.”
The listener asked: “What was your sin?”
The man said, ” I used to have a shop in the bazaar, one day I heard that the whole bazaar was burning so I rushed to see my shop.
When I reached there I saw except my shop all the others were razed to the ground. I said
“Alhamdulillah” (All praise be to ALLAH); but immediately I realized my mistake. How can I call myself a Muslim when I couldn’t feel the loss of my neighbours? That is why I am repenting for that lapse on my part for the last thirty years.”
KHATHIJA G III