Lastnight, a dead fly landed in my coffee so I took it out (ok, my husband did) and then I drank it.
Not because I am disgusting…
lazy to make a fresh one…
Not because I like insects/have no feelings of disgust towards them…
Nor because I am bracing myself to go on “I’m a celebrity get me out of here…”
Because I remembered the Hadith of the Prophet (saw).
Narrated Abu Huraira: “If a fly falls in the vessel of any of you, let him dip all of it (into the vessel) and then throw it away, for in one of its wings there is a disease and in the other there is healing (antidote for it) i e. the treatment for that disease.”
Although, I’ll be honest, I didn’t dunk it like I would a digestive but I did continue drinking it…
So, without sounding boastful, nor arrogant in sha Allah I thought about it a few hours later and realised that I must Trust Allah because I never, normally would do such a thing… according to me (a nobody) I would normally suggest drinking from a cup where a dead fly has been would be wrong, disgusting & unhygienic.
But what do I know compared to Allah swt and His Messenger?
This is why I don’t need scientists to prove that Allah and His Messenger were in fact, right, nor do I need society to tell me what is socially normally or bizarre, nor do I rely on people, who just hold opinions like my own but I try my best to rely on Allah swt, The Most Knowledgeable, in every way.
To some, we are nuts. Religious people live in another world but I will leave you with this quote…
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise.
– Charles de Secondat