The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) once said that a man was going through a jungle, suddenly he heard a voice in the cloud above him ordering the cloud to go and water the garden of a certain person. The piece of cloud moved forward and a rocky spot rained heavily.
The water collected in a drain and flowed forward. This man followed the water. At some distance he saw a man who was directing this rain water into his garden with the help of a spade. The man went to him and asked his name. In reply the owner of the garden gave the same name which he had heard in the cloud. The gardener asked him as to why he was asking his name. The man told him whatever he has heard in the cloud and then asked him as to what go0d deeds he does that he had become so dear to Allah. The owner of the garden replied, “Well, because you seem to be so keen to learn the truth, I will tell you. What I do is that when I collect the proceeds of this garden, I divide it into three parts. One-third of it I give in alms, the other one-third I keep for myself and my family and the remaining one-third I reinvest in this garden.
Allah be praised for His Benevolence. One who obeys Him, his needs are fulfilled by Him in such a way that no one knows about them. No doubt if one submits himself to Allah, he comes near Him.