Allah in his infinite mercy provides the ability for every single person to make halal choices. This ramadan, lets think about THAT.
Here is another story from Gems and Jewels:
Ali bin Abi Talib (rh) entered the mosque of Kufah one day, where he saw a man standing at the door of the mosque. He asked that man to hold his mount for him so he could enter. Upon his exit, Ali had two Dirhams (money) in his hand that he was intended to give to the man in return for his services. However, he found that the mule was still there, without its reigns. So he gave the two Dirhams to his servant Qanbar to purchase new reigns for his mule. At the marketplace, Ali’s servant found the exact reigns that the thief had sold for two Dirhams. So Ali said to him, “Indeed, the slave forbids himself from lawful sustenance by abstaining from patience.”
The man stole Ali’s reigns and sold them at the market even though Ali had a reward ready for the man. By not being patient, the man received his reward in a forbidden fashion, by stealing the reigns and selling them at the market for the exact price Ali was going to pay him.
The month of Ramadan is also the month of patience and Allah confirms that patience is one of the greatest quality of the believers. From this story, we can see that statement is no bluff. The haram is just not worth it in the end and if we had a little bit more patience, we can see that Allah always presents us with a Halal opportunity.
This Ramadan, lets think about THAT.