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Maalik bin Dinaar (r.a.)’s Repentance on 15th Sha’baan

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Last Updated on Saturday, 22 June 2013 13:43

Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) was one of the renowned pious men of his time. In his early life, he was not a pious man, and when someone asked him how he came to repent of his sins and abandon his evil ways, he related the following story about himself:

I was a policeman in my youth, and was addicted to wine. I drank day and night and led a care-free life. I bought a beautiful slave girl whom I loved most dearly. I had a daughter from her, and I was very fond of her. When this baby daughter began to walk and talk, I loved her all the more and she was very fond of me as well. The innocent child had a strange habit. Whenever she saw a glass of wine in my hand, she would snatch it away and spill it on my clothes. Being fond of her, I did not scold her. As fate would have it, my innocent child died when she was two years old and I was stunned with shock and heart-sore.

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Highway Robber becomes the Saint of the Time

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 20:47

Fudhail bin ‘Iyaadh (rahimahullah) was a great saint and scholar of his time. His initial years were spent in highway robbing. The incident of his repentance is as follows: 

One night, as he was climbing a wall to meet a girl that he was infatuated with, he heard someone reciting the verse: 

أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ اللَّـهِ

“Has not the time come for the people of imaan that their hearts surrender to the remembrance of Allah Ta‘ala”

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Great Service to Humanity

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 14:05

Zubaydah was the wife of Haroon Ar-Rashid, the great khalifah of his time. Her monumental work was the construction of the Zubaydah canal. There was a serious shortage of water in Makkah Mukarramah. Local inhabitants and the pilgrims were equally in great distress.  A time came when the scarcity of water endangered the lives of people and livestock. The officials reported the gravity of the situation to the empress. She resolved to solve the problem by ensuring a constant supply of water to the people of Makkah Mukarramah and the pilgrims. She summoned the hydro engineers and the master architects and ordered them to find out some springs in the mountainous suburbs of Makkah Mukarramah. After months of surveying, they succeeded to find two springs and the 16 km canal was built at a cost of 7 million dinars (gold coins). (Refer to Wafayaatul A’yaan vol. 2, pg. 314)

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The Appreciation of the Quraan in Russia

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Last Updated on Saturday, 11 May 2013 08:30

There was a time in Russia under the Communist rule when it was a crime to recite the Quraan and to take the name of Islam. For a long period no Azaan was heard nor any Salaah was performed. When Communism had just ended, a very inspiring incident had taken place. An old woman who was standing at the door of her house saw some foreign Muslim brothers passing by. They were out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. She called them and asked them if they have a copy of the Quraan. So they presented a copy of the Quraan to her as a gift. The moment she saw the Quraan, she took it, held it close to her chest, and then burst out crying uncontrollably. She then said, “Seventy years have passed and I have never seen the Quraan. I made du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala that let not death come to me until I am blessed with the sight of Your Quraan”. Thereafter she presented a huge box to them. They refused to take it. She told them that they must take it since she took an oath in the name of Allah Ta‘ala to present it to the one who allows her to see the Quraan. They opened it and found it full of gold and silver jewellery. 

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