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Sorrow for her Statement​

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Last Updated on Monday, 31 December 2018 16:02

(Ummul Baneen [rahimahallah] – Part Five)

On one occasion, a woman named ‘Azzah came to visit Ummul Baneen (rahimahallah). When ‘Azzah entered, Ummul Baneen (rahimahallah) asked her “Kuthayyir recites the following poetry regarding you. What debt is he referring to in this poetry?”

قضى كل ذي دين علمت غريمه     وعزة ممطول معنى غريمها

Every debtor whom I know has fulfilled his debt to his creditor.

However, ‘Azzah is procrastinating and distressing her creditor.

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Attaining the Highest Stages in Jannah​

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Last Updated on Saturday, 29 December 2018 17:17

Rabee‘ah bin Ka’b Aslami (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentions, “I would spend the night near Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) (where I would be able to hear him if he had any need and called for me). (At the time of tahajjud,) I would bring him his water for wudhu and whatever else he required (miswaak, etc). (On one occasion, when I served Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in this manner,) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to me, ‘Ask (me for whatever you want)!’ I replied, ‘I ask you to be close to you in Jannah.’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked me, ‘Is there anything else?’ I answered, ‘That is all.’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then instructed, ‘Assist me against your nafs (carnal self) by making excessive sajdah (i.e. engaging in abundant nafl salaah).’” (Saheeh Muslim #1094 and Sunan Abi Dawood #1320)

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A Promise Made is a Promise Kept​

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Last Updated on Saturday, 29 December 2018 17:08

‘Abdu Rabbihee Al-Qassaab recounts the following incident:

I once promised Muhammad bin Seereen (rahimahullah) that I would purchase his qurbaani animals for him. Accordingly, we arranged to meet at a certain time and place. Subsequently, I became preoccupied and completely forgot that I had promised to meet him.

Later on, when it was already close to midday, I remembered my meeting with him and thus set out towards the place where we had arranged to meet. On arriving there, I found that he was still waiting for me! I greeted him with salaam. He then raised his head and said, “Listen well! Sins that are smaller than this can sometimes be overlooked and accepted (but this sin, of breaking one’s promise, is very serious).”

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Worried for the Welfare of Others

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Last Updated on Saturday, 29 December 2018 16:46

(Ummul Baneen [rahimahallah] – Part Four)

‘Abdullah bin Qais was a renowned poet who had joined Mus‘ab bin Zubair (rahimahullah) in fighting against ‘Abdul Malik bin Marwaan. When Mus‘ab bin Zubair (rahimahullah) was defeated, ‘Abdullah bin Qais was forced to flee for his life, as the soldiers and police of ‘Abdul Malik were relentlessly searching for him and were seeking to execute him. Eventually, ‘Abdullah bin Qais fled from Kufah to Madeenah Munawwarah.

On his arrival in Madeenah Munawwarah, he went to the home of the Sahaabi, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma), in the evening, covering his face so that no one would recognize him. When he entered the home, he found Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) seated, about to partake of supper, and thus joined him with the other guests who were present. After the other guests had departed, ‘Abdullah bin Qais exposed his face, allowing Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) to know that it was him.

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The Demand of True Love​

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:20

(Haarithah bin Nu’maan [radhiyallahu ‘anhu] #3)

On the occasion when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) performed hijrah to Madeenah Munawwarah, he sent for his family in Makkah Mukarramah so that they could also perform hijrah and join him in Madeenah Munawwarah.

In due course, the family members of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), as well as Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Zaid bin Haarithah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), arrived from Makkah Mukarramah. On their arrival, it was Haarithah bin Nu’maan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) who had the privilege of hosting them in his home.

Further, many of the houses in the close vicinity of the musjid belonged to Haarithah bin Nu’maan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). This Sahaabi had a heart of such generosity that one-by-one, he gave all his houses to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to use as residences for his blessed family.

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