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From Where DoesThe Prophet Get His Food ?-A Short Sufi Story

A short Sufi story works as a practical instruction.


An utterly poor fool with no money to even buy his next meal, assumed the role of a preacher. One day he scrambled up to the pulpit and enquired the congregation if they had any questions regarding religion to ask him.

Somebody asked, “Where is Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) now?"

The fool could obviously not answer the question. Somehow he tried his luck, “In heaven"

“Which level?" asked the questioner

Prompt came the reply, “Fifth"

The questioner further enquired, “What will he do for food there in that unearthly place"

The fool burst out, “I have been living in your town for about a month. Nobody bothered about what and how I ate, but you are bothered about Prophet Mohammed's (Peace be upon his name) food in the heaven! Shame on you all for your negligent ways!"

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Story first published: Thursday, August 4, 2011, 17:51 [IST]
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