I heard this story from my friend Ishaq Qadri, who happens to be from the descendants of Shaykh Abdul Qadir. A wonderful principle to bring into our lives. To praise God in all situations, and have trust in Him that it all happens for the best.
Sometimes our Love and Faith in God is like in the Anecdote above. We say we love Him and have full faith, but at the same time we’re so easily distracted from this Love & Faith! Reminds me of this verse in the Quran:
Your Lord is He Who speeds the ships for you in the sea that you may seek of His grace; surely He is ever Merciful to you. And when distress afflicts you in the sea, away go those whom you call on except He; but when He brings you safe to the land, you turn aside; and man is ever ungrateful. (Quran 17:66-67)