Funny, Isn’t it?

3 09 2007

I received this in an e-mail and found it was a very good reminder and sorry to say for many it’s accurate. In reality it’s anything but funny.

Funny, Isn’t it?
* Funny how a $20 bill looks so big when you take it to the mosque, but so small when you take it to the market.

* Funny how long it takes to do Zikr (remember Allah) for an hour, but how quickly a team plays 60 minutes of basketball.

* Funny how long a couple of hours spent at the mosque are, but how short they are when watching a movie.

* Funny how we can’t think of anything to say when we pray, but don’t have difficulty thinking of things to talk about to a friend.

* Funny how we get thrilled when a baseball game goes into extra innings, but we complain when a “Tarawih” during Ramadhan is longer than the regular time.

* Funny how hard it is to read a chapter of the Holy Quran, but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a best selling novel.

* Funny how people want to get a front seat at any game or concert, but scramble to get a back row at mosque so that they can scramble out fast.

* Funny how we need 2 or 3 weeks advance notice to fit a mosque event into our schedule, but can adjust our schedule for other events at the last moment.

* Funny how hard it is for people learn a simple preaching well enough to tell others, but how simple it is for the same people to understand and repeat gossip.

* Funny how we believe what the newspaper says, but question what the Quran says.

* Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do not have to believe, or to think, or to say, or do anything.

* Funny how you can send a thousand ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding Allah, people think twice about sharing.


Are you laughing? Are you thinking?
Give thanks to Allah for He is good & Merciful!




8 responses

4 09 2007

Im laughing and thinking. How much the words are true.. Now i am crying that how much we are oblivious..

Funny how we remember words of backbite about other people, yet we forget good words of UmmYusuf.. 🙂

4 09 2007

Mash’Allah, I absolutely could not agree more with how the things we do and say can affect choices.

thanks for sharing this.
hey, it made me wonder too.


4 09 2007

Alhamdulillah! A really good post, true and painful, as most truth is that shatters complacency.

Ya Haqq!

4 09 2007

Assalamu alaikum umm yusuf,

Excellent reminder!!! just in time for ramadan…

5 09 2007

Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

so true 😦

5 09 2007

Dear UmmYusuf,

i thank Allah the day you drop by my site….for from that day onwards, the bud of friendship has been develop and the learning journey started for me and insya-Allah will continue to do so. Jazakillah ya ukhti!

Ramadan Al-Mubarak to you and your family… *hugs* 🙂

5 09 2007
Lalla Mona

It makes you feel so small…

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