Praise be to God!
An elderly lady was well-known for her
expressive devotion to God. She would stand in front porch and say Alhamdulilah
"God be praised" to all those who passed by.
Next door to her lived an atheist who would get angry at her proclamations
and would shout back, "There is no God lady!"
hard times came upon the elderly lady, and she prayed
to God for assistance. She would pray out loud in her night prayer" Oh God! hard
times have come upon me, I often have to go with out food. Please Lord, PLEASE LORD,
through your mercy provide me sustenance!!"
The atheist happened to hear her as she was praying, and decided to play a
trick on her. The next morning the lady went out on her porch and saw a bag of groceries.
With joy she shouted, "Alhamdulilah, God be praised!."
The neighbor jumped from behind a bush and said,
"Aha Haa! I told you there was no God. I got those groceries, God didn't."
hearing this the old lady was more elated and said, "ALHAMDULILAH WA SHUKRILLAH”. He not only sent me groceries, but he made the
you pay for them!"