When a BLACK MUSLIM boy, Ahmed Mohamed decided to build a clock, he never knew he was building success and global attention for himself. The 14-year-old, Irving, Texas, high school freshman took homemade clock with him to McArthur high Monday morning which he had assembled the night before, hoping to impress his teachers.
He was met with the unexpected when he showed it to his teachers, they took it for a bomb and the boy was led out of school in handcuffs. After interrogations, he was vindicated and attracted global attention. After being vindicated, he turns US Teenager https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ahmed-mohammed-us-teenager-accepts-scholarship-in-qatar-after-barack-obama-meeting-a6703536.html
In late 2015, his family decided to accept a scholarship from the Qatar Foundation and move to Qatar, partially because of unsupported accusations of terrorist links and continued harassment by conspiracy theorists
However, a greater irony awaits the boy.
There are lessons we can derive from this event…
THE CASE OF AHMED MOHAMED IS SIMILITUDE TO THAT OF PROPHET YUSUF (A)
In the Quran, Prophet Yusuf’s brothers plotted how to get rid of them out of jealousy, they(his brothers) came across a dry well. They removed Prophet Yusuf’s (A)
shirt, and threw him into the well. Ignoring their young brother’s pleas, they heartlessly left him to die of hunger.
On the way back, they slaughtered a goat and stained Prophet Yusuf’s (A) shirt with its blood. They arrived home weeping and told their father that while they were grazing their sheep, a wolf came and ate their brother. He did not believe their story and could do nothing but remain patient and wait for Allah to reunite him with his beloved son. Meanwhile, a caravan of traders passing by the well stopped
to draw some water. They were surprised to see Prophet Yusuf (A) come up holding the bucket. They hid him with their merchandise and sold him to some slave traders for a
few pieces of silver.
The young Yusuf(A) was sent to success in guise of slavery. In Egypt, he got the success he never expected. This is congenial to the case of Ahmed Mohamed. When he was assembling his clock, he never dreamt of being in the white house, never thought of Barack Obama addressing him personally. The teachers who were Genesis to his arrest played the role of prophet Yusuf’s (A) brother while the police who arrested him played the role of the slave traders who bought prophet, Yusuf.
THIS DUNYA IS A PRISON FOR THE BELIEVERS
Narrated Abu Huraira, the Prophet (saw) said,
“The dunya is a prison for the believer and Paradise for the kafir (disbeliever),”[Sahih Muslim, vol.4, #7058]
Imam Ahmad narrated from Abu Hurayrah , that the Prophet
“The dunya is a prison for the Believer and a garden of paradise for the Kafir.”
Indeed, this world is a prison for believers. If we look at what led to Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest, we can see that the ridiculous suspicion stemmed up because the boy is a Muslim. He’s not the first person to build a homemade clock . Let’s see others who had done this.
Peter Mattis of Gregory elementary made a clock.
Haley Zinke and Tasha Williams of
Turtle Lake, North Dakota made theirs
Logan Weimer of Holland, Ohio
There was another anonymous kid who took an inert bomb to school and wasn’t suspended but his teacher was…
Read about others too here http://gawker.com/
Here, it’s Muslim lands being invaded, there it’s a Muslimah getting kicked because of hijab, and in another place, you see female Muslim students sent home for wearing long skirts. Imagine having to seek the government’s permission to put on hijab, jubilating that the hijab is now legalized in a particular country. If non-Muslims have a right to go about with uncovered head, why should Muslimahs be oppressed for covering their heads??
We live in a world where the kuffar become sad at our success and they merry at our pains, such was displayed when some idiots claimed it was their god who avenged by making a crane fall in masjid Al-haram.
IF ALLAH INTENDS GOOD FOR SOMEONE, THEN HE AFFLICTS HIM WITH TRIALS
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and
blessings be upon him, said:
ﻣَﻦْ ﻳُﺮِﺩِ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﺑِﻪِ ﺧَﻴْﺮًﺍ ﻳُﺼِﺐْ ﻣِﻨْﻪُ
If Allah intends good for someone, then He afflicts him with
Source: Sahih Bukhari 5321, Grade: Sahih….
Ahmed Mohamed was not expecting the global attention he got. He never thought of displaying his clock to the world, he never though Barack Obama would invite him to bring his homemade clock to the white house.
When he was being led away in handcuffs, he never knew he was being handcuffed to success. Indeed, the arrest was a blessing in disguise.
When Allah(SWT) intended good for prophet Ibrahim (A), prophet Yusuf (A) etc, HE tested them and when Allah intended good for Ahmed Mohamed, he was tested(via his arrest)…
In all cases, trials can be good for the true believer. If he is tested with prosperity, he should remain grateful and he will receive a reward. If he is tested with hardship, he should remain patient and he will receive a reward.
Lastly, In Qur’an 8:30,Allah said ;
” And (remember) when the disbelievers plotted against you (O Muhammad SAW) to imprison you, or to kill you, or to get you out (from your home, i.e. Makkah); they
were plotting and Allah too was planning, and Allah is the Best of the planners.
*Indeed, And (remember) when the teachers and police plotted against you (O Ahmed Mohamed to imprison you); they were plotting and Allah too was planning, and Allah is the Best of the planners.
So, Ahmed, be grateful to your Lord, the Most Merciful, Most Beneficent.
Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman