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Who does the Gold Belong to?

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:14

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) once mentioned an incident of a person who purchased some land from another. The purchaser found an earthenware utensil filled with gold buried in the ground. Hence he went to the seller and told him: “Take your gold, for I have purchased from you only the land and not the gold.” The former owner replied: “Well! I have sold you the land together with whatever is in it.”

Hence both the buyer and seller presented their case to a third person in order to resolve their dispute. He asked them: “Do you have any children?” One of them replied: “I have a son.” The other replied: “I have a daughter.” The one presiding over their case then said: “Get the boy married to the girl. Spend some of this wealth in seeing to their needs and give the rest in charity.” (Saheeh Bukhari #3472)

Lesson: The end result of having a big heart is always sweet. In this incident due to the big-heartedness of both parties, Allah Ta’ala blessed them in a wonderful manner and both benefitted.

   

Forgiveness and Kindness Win the Day

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:16

Once while Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and the Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum) were on a journey, there was a heavy downpour which caused them to be drenched. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) hung his clothes on a nearby tree and lay down to rest beneath it. The Ghatfaan tribe who were till then enemies of Islam saw this to be an opportune moment to assassinate Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Hence they challenged Du’thoor, a gallant young man, to accomplish this task. They said: “Muhammad is lying down all alone under that tree. All his companions are scattered about. Why don’t you finish him off?”

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Qurbaani with a Passion

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:17

Shaikhul Hind Moulana Mahmoodul Hasan Deobandi (rahimahullah) was a great saint and scholar of his time. He would tend to his qurbaani cow for the entire year. He would personally wash and feed the animal. The cow would also become very attached to him. When he would leave his home to deliver the lessons of Saheeh Bukhaari and other books of hadith at Darul Uloom Deoband, it would follow him right to the madrasah gate where it would sit down. When he would return at noon after lessons, it would follow him back home.

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Artificial Honour

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:18

Abdur Rahman bin Mahdi (rahimahullah) narrates an incident regarding his tutor and mentor Ubaidullah bin Hasan Al-Anbari (rahimahullah), who was among the leading scholars of Basrah. He says: “Once we attended a janaazah at which I asked him a question. He answered the question but he erred in his response. Hence I politely submitted: ‘May Allah shower his mercy onto you and always keep you guided. The ruling here is something else.’” He lowered his head in thought for a moment and then said: “I retract immediately from what I told you initially, even though this retraction may seem outwardly disgraceful. To be apparently disgraced but be on the truth is far more beloved to me than being outwardly honoured but being on falsehood.” (Tahzeebut Tahzeeb vol. 7 pg. 7)

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