Buzrjamhar, the wise man of Persia, related the story
of Khosrau the king and the old lady. The latter possessed a chicken and a
small hut, which was situated on a small plot of land that neighbored the palace
of Khosrau. One day, she had to travel to another village, and before departing
she prayed, "O' my Lord, I entrust my chicken to You. " During her
absence, Khosrau usurped her property in order to expand the gardens of his
palace. His army slaughtered the chicken and destroyed the cottage. When she
returned and discovered the deplorable act, she turned her gaze to the sky and
said, "O' my Lord, I was absent and where were You?" Then Allah
granted revenge for her. It came to pass that the son of Khosrau attacked his
father with a knife and killed him.
(Is not Allah Sufficient for His slave? Yet they try
to frighten you with those [whom they worship] besides Him! And whom Allah
sends astray, for him there will be no guide) (Qur'an 39: 36)
Would that we were all like the worthier of Adam's
sons, who said to the other:
(If you do stretch your hand against me to kill me, I
shall never stretch my hand against you to kill you…) (Quran 5: 28)
The Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him`) said:
"Be the slave of Allah, the murdered, and not the
slave of Allah, the murderer."
The Muslim has a mission and a
message that are more important than revenge, malice, and hate.