In a small town in East Africa, a person decided to open up a Cinema business, which was right opposite to the mosque.
The Members of the community at the congregation started a campaign to block the theatre from opening with petitions and prayed daily against his
business. Work progressed. However, when it was almost complete and was about to open, a strong lightning struck the construction and it was burnt to the ground.
The mosque folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, till the theatre owner sued the mosque authorities on the grounds that the mosque authorities through their congregation & prayers were ultimately responsible for the demise of his project, either through direct or indirect actions or means.
In its reply to the court, the mosque autorities vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection that their prayers were reasons to the theatre’s demise.
As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork at the hearing and commented:
“I don’t know how I’m going to decide this case, but it appears from the paperwork, that we have a theatre owner who believes in the power of prayer and we have all the devotees from the mosque who don’t!!!