The Scratch on a DiamondThe story is told of a king who owned a valuable diamond, one of the
rarest and most perfect in the world. One day the diamond fell and a
deep scratch marred its face. The king summoned the best diamond experts
in the land to correct the blemish, but they all agreed they could not
remove the scratch without cutting away a good part of the surface, thus
reducing the weight and value of the diamond.
Finally one expert appeared and assured him that he could fix the
diamond without reducing its value. His confidence was convincing and
the king gave the diamond to the man. In a few days, the artisan
returned the diamond to the king, who was amazed to find that the ugly
scratch was gone, and in its place a beautiful rose was etched. The
former scratch had become the stem of an exquisite flower!
Allah swt can turn the "scratches" on our souls into something beautiful. Patience and Trust in Almighty are the things required.