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Passion Islam I March 2009 CORRESPONDENCE I 27

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& Hell
Holy man was having a
conversation with his Creator one
day and said, ‘I would like to know
what Heaven and Hell are like..’
His Creator led the holy man to
two doors. He opened one of the
doors and the holy man looked in.
In the middle of the room was a
large round table. In the middle of
the table was a large pot of stew,
which smelled delicious and made
the holy man’s mouth water..
The people sitting around the
table were thin and sickly. They
appeared to be famished.
They were holding spoons
with very long handles, that were
strapped to their arms and each
found it possible to reach into the
pot of stew and take a spoonful.
But because the handle was
longer than their arms, they could
not get the spoons back into their
The holy man shuddered at the
sight of their misery and suffering.
His Creator said, ‘You have seen
They went to the next room and
opened the door. It was exactly
the same as the first one.
There was the large round
table with the large pot of stew
which made the holy man’s mouth
The people were equipped with
the same long-handled spoons,
but here the people were well
nourished and plump, laughing
and talking. The holy man said, ‘I
don’t understand.’
It is simple,’ said the Creator .
‘It requires but one skill.
You see they have learned to
feed each other, while the greedy
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