Once there was a farmer who was a very good man. He
worked hard on his farm and prayed salaa (namaz) on time
One day he saw a sick man lying on the roadside. He helped
him up and took him home to look after him.
The next morning when the farmer woke up to pray salaa
he woke up his guest who said he did not want to pray.
The man said that he could not see Allah so how could he
pray to One whom he could not see. The farmer did not say
The next day the man was feeling better and wanted to go
home. The farmer walked with him across the fields.
Suddenly they saw footprints. The man told the farmer
that they were the footprints of a tiger.
“I don’t believe that ! ” said the farmer . “I can’t see a
tiger here !”
The man looked surprised and said “Are these footprints
not enough to tell you that a tiger was here?”
The farmer said, “Dear brother! When you saw the
footprints you believed that a tiger had passed here; so
are not the moon, the sun, the flowers, and the trees
enough to make you believe that there must be One who
The man thought for a while and said, “You are right ! We
cannot see Allah with our eyes but we can understand from
the things he has made that He exists.”