Story about Shukr

There once lived a bird in the desert, he was very sick with no feathers and nothing to eat or drink and no shelter, he kept on cursing his life day and night. 

One day an Angel was crossing the desert, the bird stopped the Angel and inquired ” where are you going?” The Angel replied ” I am going to meet Allah(swt) ”

So the bird asked the Angel ‘ please ask Allah(swt) when my suffering will end?’ And so the Angel said ” sure, I will and bid farewell to the bird. The Angel reached Allah(swt)’s place and shared the message of bird.

The Angel told Allah(swt) how hopeless the condition of the bird is and inquired when the suffering of the bird will end? Allah(swt) replied ‘ for the next seven life times the bird has to suffer like this, no happiness till then’. 

The Angel said when the bird hears this news he will be disheartened could Allah(swt) suggest any solution for this. 

Allah(swt) replied, tell him to be greatful for everything’. The Angel once again met the bird, and delivered the message.

After seven days the Angel was passing the same path and saw that bird again and he was so happy, feathers grew on his body, a small plant grew in the desert area, a small pond of water was also there, the bird was singing and dancing cheerfully. The Angel was astonished to see this. Allah(swt) said, for seven life times there would be no happiness for that bird with this question in mind He went to visit Allah(swt)

The Angel asked his query, then Allah(swt) replied yes it was true there was no happiness for the bird for seven life times but the bird was repeating Thank you Allah(swt) for everything’ in every situation.

When the bird fell down on the hot sand it said Thank you Allah(swt) for everything, ‘ when it could not fly it would say thank you Allah(swt) for everything, so whatever the situation may be, the bird kept on repeating Thank you Allah(swt) for everything and therefore the seven life times got dissolved in seven days.

When I heard this story it landed me in a different energy zone, i felt a tremendous shift in my way of feeling, thinking, accepting and viewing life. 

I adopted this in my life whatever the situation was i faced It. I started reciting THANK YOU Allah(swt) FOR EVERYTHING’ It helped me shift my view from what I did not have to what i have in my life. 

For instance if my head used to pain i would thank Allah(swt)that the rest of my body is completely fine and healthy and no more headaches 

In the same manner I started making SHUKR for Everything in life. I shared this story with my spouse and children too which brought a great shift in their behaviour.

The purpose of this message is to make us all aware of the power in gratitude. It can reshape our lives.

A simple word, a simple thought, which teaches us to be grateful for everything that we have in our lives has the power to dissolve baggage which we are carrying for so many life times. Lets continuously make Shukr to experience the shift in our life. 

Be grateful,and see the change in your attitude.

Be humble,and you will never stumble.

Much Love Always♥

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