About 5 years ago, one of my friends uncle was coming in to the UK illegally. He was hiding under a lorry, and the British police were carrying out checks on every vehicle that night, with the help of police dogs. My friend was telling me that the dog saw his uncle under the lorry and sniffed him out, so he quickly started reciting a dua (Ayatul Kursi I think), and he blew it on the dog. The dog looked at this guy, saw him and just completely ignored him and walked away.

It really makes you think.

“My girlfriends and I talk a lot about feminism and the inequality between the way men and women are talked about, the kind of things we say are, ‘Why is it mischievous, fun and sexy if a guy has a string of lovers that he’s cast aside; loved and left? Yet if a woman dates three or four people in an eight-year period she is a serial dater and it gives some 12-year-old the idea to call her a ‘slut’ on the internet?’ It’s not the same for boys, it just isn’t and that’s a fact.”  
 ―    Taylor Swift

A true story.

A shaykh was telling a story about the time he left his home in Damascus to go away for a little while. His wife moved with her in laws so the house was completely vacant. He locked his office door which contained a small sum of money alongside some important documents, and placed the key in his bedroom. Whilst his home was vacant, a burglar forced his way inside through the kitchen door. He ignored all the expensive items and the small sums of money lying around the house and he headed to the office, as if he knew that the shaykh kept valuable items in there. The office door was severely damaged, but the burglar could not gain access. When the shaykh returned home he noticed what had happened, everything was untouched and nothing was missing, not a single thing. But he wasn’t shocked because of this, he was surprised why the thief didn’t use the second form of entrance from the balcony that was linked to his kids bedroom? This door was open and gave easy access to the office. Then he remembered that prior to leaving he had recited Ayatul Kursi by his office door.

It goes to show the true power of Ayatul Kursi, it had made the burglar dumb and blind, he spent his time trying to force entry, when not far away was another unlocked door, and not far away from that was the key to the office door.

I remember one time I was in the gym getting changed and this middle aged asian man was shaving his beard. He notices me and asks me what I think of his body. I was like ‘yeah man you look really good, how long you been working out for?’, he said something like 20 years. Conversation after conversation he was telling me how he lost his son and a few other family members not far apart. He looked quite hurt, you know when you’re broken but you’re holding yourself together no matter what? Like that. I could really see it in his eyes. Then he told me something along the lines of 'focus on yourself and worship God, nobody will help you in this world.’ This really hit me, because I think on that day I was very very very upset for some reason, and this guy just unusually out of nowhere comes and uplifts my soul with what he said.

I remember feeling so grateful and thanking God, I put my headphones on, sat on the bus, and just reflected on life.