The Story of Baby Crow

A scholar from Syria told me about the do’a that he always chanted. He always said the following:


ﺍَﻟﻠَّﻬُﻢَّ ﺍﺭﺯُﻗﻨَﺎ ﻛَﻤَﺎ ﺗَﺮﺯُﻕُ ﺍﻟﺒُﻐَﺎﺙََ


“O Allah, give me sustenance as You gave sustenance to Bughats.”

What are “Bughats”?

And how’s the story?

“Bughats” chicks of newly hatched crows. Crows when incubating their eggs will hatch to release cubs called “Bughats”. When he grew up he became a crow (Ghurab). What is the difference between bughats and ghurab?

It has been scientifically proven, the chick crow when newly hatched is not black like its mother, because it was born without feathers. His skin is white. When his mother witnessed him, he did not accept his son, so he did not want to feed and drink, and only stalked him from a distance.

The poor little chick that just hatched from the egg did not have the ability to move much, let alone to fly.

So how does he eat and drink?

Allah is the One who bears his sustenance, because He created it. God created a certain ‘scent’ that came out of the crow’s body so as to invite the arrival of insects to his nest. Then various kinds of caterpillars and insects came according to the needs of crow cubs and he ate them.


The condition continued like that until the color of the fur turned black, because the fur had already grown. Then the crow found out it was his son and he wanted to feed him so that he grew up to be able to fly for his own food.

Automatically the aroma that comes out of his body is lost and insects do not come back to the nest.

He is Allah, Ar Razaq, the Supreme Guarantor of Sustenance.


… نَحْنُ قَسَمْنَا بَيْنَهُمْ مَّعِيشَتَهُمْ فِى الْحَيٰوةِ الدُّنْيَا


“We are the ones who determine their livelihood in the life of the world…”

(QS. Az-Zukhruf: Verse 32)

Your sustenance will come to you wherever you are, as long as you keep your fear of Allah, as the Prophet shalallahu ‘alaihi wassalam said:

“Verily the angel Gabriel whispered in my qalbu that a man will not die until he is perfect in his sustenance. Know, fear Allah, and make your way of asking Allah. Do not let the delay in the arrival of sustenance make you seek it by means of meaning to God. There will be nothing that is in the sight of Allah except by obeying it.”

So it is not appropriate for those who believe in fighting for sustenance and often do not heed the haram of sustenance and how to obtain it. Let’s introspect, whether muamalah and the work we do is in accordance with the law or not. Knowing the legal status of the first act of doing first.

That’s the attitude of a Muslim.


اَللّٰهُمَّ اَكْفِنِيْ بِحَلَالِكَ عَنْ حَرَامِكَ، وَأَغْنِنِيْ بِفَضْلِكَ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكَ.


“O Allah, give me sufficiency with lawful sustenance, so that I do not need the haram, and give me wealth by your grace, so that I need no one else’s help, but Yourself.” (HR. Ahmad)

Therefore, O Muslims, let us not be afraid of the lack of sustenance, Allah Subhanahuwata’ala has arranged sustenance. Realize that we are never satisfied and Qona’ah (accept) in gratitude for blessings. Be grateful and blessed so that we are loved by Allah Subhanahuwata’ala.

Good work. May our lives be fulfilled by Allah with sustenance that is lawful and filled with blessings in seeking the gift of Allah Subhanahuwata’ala on the face of this earth.


آمــــــــــــــــــين يا رب العالمين


والله أعلمُ بالـصـواب

I hope there’s a benefit.

Ya Rabb…… Bring down the blessings and blessings. Aamiin.

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