A Life Lesson - The Carpenter

A highly skilled carpenter who had grown old was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire.The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor.

The carpenter agreed to this proposal but made sure that this will be his last project. Being in a mood to retire, the carpenter was not paying much attention to building this house. His heart was not in his work. He resorted to poor workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.

When the job was done, the carpenter called his employer and showed him the house. The employer handed over some papers and the front door key to the carpenter and said "This is your house, my gift to you."

The carpenter was in a shock! What a shame! If he had only known that he was building his own house, he would have made it better than any other house that he ever built!

Our situation can be compared to this carpenter. Allah Ta'la has sent us to this world to build our homes in paradise by obeying His commands. Now, we have to decide how well we wish to build the homes where we will live forever.

Source: www.islamcan.com




you know what --- we have some very greedy carpenters who are ruining OUR house.

take care

zaitgha said...

this posting of yours reminded me of those people waiting for their last day in office be it due to retirement or resignation...i was even chided for working as usual during my last few weeks in my old office...thats the mentality of most our people...btw i noticed your note too...

Mior Azhar said...

Kak Ena,
And the unfortunate thing is that these greedy carpenters tak reti2 pulak nak resign ker pencen ker...kan kan

Thanks, your blog is simply moutth watering he he

tokasid said...

Salam mior:

MasyaALLAH! This story is very true. We must be amanah in whatever we do and to whoever the service we provide for.

What we see now are poor quality carpenters and carpenter wannabes who had very little knowledge about carpentering but loves the carpentering fat paycheck.

As for Muslims: we had been given a good masterplan and had been told of the materials and procedures needed to built a house in Paradise. Unfortunately, some have doubts about the promised house. Some have doubt about the masterlpan and design provided to us. Some thought the material and procedures told to us is not good enough thus they modified and innovate the procedures to their own liking.


( aku link hang kat tempat aku...tak apa kan?)

Mior Azhar said...

Well said, sir! Of course, I'll be very honoured to have my blog linked.

anom said...

abg a.. the same message in the Petronas ad for the merdeka celebration..very true..

Mior Azhar said...

mana pergi? lama x dgr citer. And yes the Petronas ad, how very true.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

bg mior,

my brain has yet to get into 3rd gear today but somehow i managed to get the drift.

amanah is the key word. to gain the trust, you've got to earn it.

thank you.

Mior Azhar said...

Kerp bro,
right on! You've got to work at it to earn trust. But you slip once, people will conveniently forget your other good deeds. Well, life as such.

Man U drew lar bro! Masih warming up lg kar...

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

bg mior...

aiseh, i'm no ManU fan lar..haha..
not sure to feel good abt their little crisis or not. season is just 2 games old.

Mior Azhar said...

ooops kerp, wrong person heheh