The Story of Hunger Pang - Inspirational Story about Gratitude


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The Story of Hunger Pang - Inspirational Story about Gratitude

A few days back, I had a very early dinner, too early in fact. And my very early dinner was actually also my very late lunch.

So, needless to say, halfway thru the night, at right about midnight, my tummy started growling and I have this sudden hunger pang. An extremely huge pang I must say.


Eating late midnight snack is something I really must avoid, really...

Although there is a proverb that said,

“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.”

... I was lucky that I did not dream of pancakes, cup cakes and cakes that night, alhamdulillah

In the morning, after my Fajr prayers, I logged unto the internet and click on the link sent by one of my friends.

SubhanAllah.... after a few minutes watching the clip, I realized something.

That clip that was sent to me by my friend is really something related to my last night's episode of hunger pang.

At the end of the clip, I was very ashamed of myself.

The clip has humbled me to my feet.

It made me realized that last night as I was hungry but battling by restricting myself from eating the vast choice of food I had in my refrigerator, there are some people who are hungry as well but not because they purposely stopped themselves from eating.

They are hungry simply because there was really no food for them to eat!

Ya Allah...

And these people are from a small town in Ethiopia called Denan.

Denan is a small town with a camp for refugees and internally displaced persons located in the Ogaden region of remote eastern Ethiopia. It is not far from the border of Somalia and about 80 kilometers from Gode, the nearest town with electricity, sometimes. The Ogaden region is populated mostly by ethnic Somalis and has been devastated by drought, famine and an armed separatist movement. Temperatures soar daily to well over 110 degrees creating some of the most unbearable living conditions in all of Africa.

Here is the video clip, my friends. Let us watch to realize how lucky we are, and how bless we are to have food on our table every single day, every single night, alhamdulillah....

And let us remind ourselves His Words and His Reminders to us all,

Do you not see that God has made serviceable unto you whatsoever is in the skies and whatsoever is in the earth, and has loaded you with His bounties seen or unseen? (31:20),

And in another verse, Allah, our Lord, has told us,

He gives you of all that you ask Him; and if you reckon the bounties of God, you can never count them (14:34).

Alhamdulillah Ya Rabb... Alhamdulilah... indeed I am your grateful servant...

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Devanand said…
same things happened for me also,I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.