Where is third piece of bread?

Undo sending your mailA man once came to Prophet Isa and said, ‘I wish to stay in your company so that I may acquire the knowledge of Shariah. He permitted the man to stay with him. During a journey, they reached a canal where he said, ‘Let’s eat.’ He had three pieces of bread. After both of them had eaten one piece of bread each, Prophet Isa went to drink water from the canal. In the meantime, the man hide the third piece of bread. Having returned, he asked, ‘Where is the third piece of bread?’ The man told a lie, ‘I do not know.’ He did not say anything. After a while, Prophet Isa said, ‘Let’s go ahead.’ On the way, they saw a deer with its two fawns. He called one of the fawns that came to him. He then slaughtered and roasted it and both of them ate it together. After they finished eating, he collected the bones of the fawn and said, (Rise from the dead by the command of Allah). In no time, the dead fawn stood up and returned to its mother running. Thereafter, he said to the man, ‘I make you swear to Allah who has empowered me to show this miracle. Tell the truth, where is that third piece of bread?’ The man again replied, ‘I do not know.’ He said, ‘Let’s move ahead.’ As they walked further, they reached a river where he held that man’s hand and continued to walk on the river water until they crossed the river and reached the other side. Thereafter, he said to the man, ‘I make you swear to Allah who has empowered me to show this miracle. Tell the truth, where is that third piece of bread?’ The man again replied, ‘I do not know.’ He said, ‘Let’s go ahead.’

As they walked further, they reached a desert where Prophet Isa piled up some sand and addressed it, ‘O pile of sand, turn into gold by the command of Allah.’ It immediately turned into gold which he divided into three parts and said, ‘One part is mine, the other is yours and the third one is for the one who has taken the third piece of bread.’ Upon hearing this, the man immediately said, ‘O Prophet of Allah, it was me who had taken the third piece of bread.’ Hearing this he said, ‘Take all this gold’, and then left the man behind. Wrapping the gold into a shawl the man moved ahead. On the way, he came across two other men. As the two persons noticed that the man had gold, they intended to kill him but he managed to prevent them from doing so by suggesting that the gold be divided into three parts and distributed among them equally. This seemed to satisfy the other two men. He then said, ‘One of us should go to the nearby city with a little gold and buy some food so that we would enjoy a luscious meal and distribute the gold afterwards.’ Therefore, one of them went and bought food but, overpowered by his greed, he poisoned
the food so that the other two men would die and he would take all the gold. On the other hand, the other two had already conspired to kill him as soon as he would return so that they would divide the gold between them equally. When he returned with food, they both murdered him brutally. After this, they happily ate the food, which had already been poisoned. As a result, the two men also died writhing and the gold remained lying there. When Prophet Isa returned along with his companions and came across the dead bodies, he pointed to the gold and the bodies of the three men and said, ‘See, this is the reality of the world. It is obligatory for you to stay away from it.’ (Ithaf-us-Sadat-il-Muttaqin, vol. 9, pp. 735)

Dear viewer of the Blog! Did you see! The love of the world leads human to committing in human acts and sins like deceiving, defrauding, robbing and even killing others but still, it is not loyal to anyone. Even those enjoying transient worldly luxuries have to face extreme hardships and troubles in return. Our saints were highly cautious and careful about wealth and world. Here are some saints’ sayings in condemnation of worldly wealth.

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About Nasir Memon
I am Abdul Nasir Memon. I am a Project Manager. I have experienced of more than 15 years in IT field. I did complete various Projects of Website and Mobile Apps. I have expertise to manage Projects of Android Applications.

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