Knowledge & Wisdom

Three Questions

There was a young man who went overseas to study for a quite a long time. When he returned, his asked his parents to find him a religious scholar or any expert who could answer his 3 questions. Finally his parents were able to find a Muslim scholar.

Young man: Who are you? Can you answer my questions?

Muslim Scholar: I am one of Allah's slaves and Insha Allah (God willing) I will be able to answer your questions.

Young man: Are you sure? A lot of Professors and Experts were not able to answer my questions.

Muslim Scholar: I will try my best with the help of Allah.

Young man: I have 3 questions.

Questions 1 - Does God Exist? If so, show me his shape?

Questions 2 - What is Taqleed (Fate)?

Questions 3 - If Shaitan (Devil) was created from the fire, why at the end he will be thrown to hell that is also created from fire. It certainly will not hurt him at all, since Shaitan & the hell were created from fire. Did God think of this far?

Suddenly, the Scholar slapped the young man's face very hard.

Young man (felt pain): Why do you get angry at me?

Muslim Scholar: I am not angry. The slap is my answer to your questions.

Young man: I really don't understand.

Muslim Scholar: How do you feel after I slapped you?

Young man: Of course, I felt pain.

Muslim Scholar: So do you believe that pain exists?

Young man: Yes.

Muslim Scholar: Show me the shape of the pain?

Young man: I cannot.

Muslim Scholar: That is my first answer. All of us feel God's existence without being able to see His shape. Last night, did you dream that you will be slapped by me?

Young man: No.

Muslim Scholar: Did you ever think that you will get slap from

me today?

Young man: No.

Muslim Scholar: That is Taqleed (fate). My second answer. My hand that I used to slap you, what is it created from?

Young man: It is created from flesh.

Muslim Scholar: How about your face what is it created from?

Young man: Flesh.

Muslim Scholar: How do you feel after slapped you?

Young man: In pain.

Muslim Scholar: That's it. This is my third answer, even though Shaitan and also the hell were created from the fire. If Allah wants, the hell will become a very painful place for Shaitan.

Do you know who is that Scholar?

The Great Imam "Imam ul Ahzam" Abu Hanifa Radiyallahu Anhu.