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Submitters Perspective

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MASJID TUCSON United Submitters International

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The Butterfly And Cocoon

A man found a cocoon of
a butterfly.
One day a small opening
appeared, he sat
and watched the butterfly
for several hours
as it struggled to force its body
through that little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making
any progress.
It appeared as if it had gotten as
far as it could and it could go no farther.
Then the man decided to help the
so he took a pair of scissors
and snipped off the remaining
bit of the cocoon.
The butterfly then emerged easily.

But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch the butterfly
because he expected that,
at any moment, the wings would
enlarge and expand to be able to support the body,
which would contract in time.

Neither happened!

In fact, the butterfly spent the
rest of its life crawling around
with a swollen body and
shriveled wings.

It never was able to fly.

What the man in his kindness
and haste did not understand
was that the restricting cocoon
and the struggle required
for the butterfly
to get through the tiny opening were God's way of forcing fluid
from the body of the
butterfly into its wings
so that it would be ready for flight
once it achieved its freedom
from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly
what we need in our life.
If God allowed us
to go through our life
without any obstacles,
it would cripple us.
We would not be as strong as
what we could have been.

And we could never fly.

Author unknown

[2:155] We will surely test you through some fear, hunger, and loss of money, lives, and crops. Give good news to the steadfast.


Reader’s Comments

Beloved brothers: As-salam Alaikum.
This is just a small reminder to inform you brothers and sisters at Masjid Tucson on the wonderful job you are doing on spreading the true authentic tenets of Allah’s message.

After years of being a Sunni, I had come to agree that the Quran is the best and only Hadith we Muslims have, and only authentic one. I also truly feel that we Muslims need to embrace modern knowledge and technology, and overcome divisions over religious dogma that has left us weakened on the world stage.

After coming across a few material of the message of the Submitters from another incarcerated brother (Submitter) at the institution, I’d come to fully accept this message wholeheartedly because nothing is lacking, or is its anything superfluous about it. It’s the complete composition of a whole. Brother, my knowledge is very limited on this beautiful message, so inshallah, can you please send any update material you may have.

Leaving you as I come in “peace.” As-salam Alaikum. May Allah be your constant companion. Thanking you in advance. Thanks!!


Keith S