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No to Courts!

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 07:10

Salm bin Qutaybah al-Baahili (rahimahullah) had an argument with his cousin. He pursued the case until it reached the court. While sitting there waiting for his case to be presided over, Basheer bin ‘Ubaidillah (rahimahullah) met him and enquired: “Why are you sitting here?” He replied: “Because of an argument between my cousin and me. He has made some claims against me in my property.” Basheer said to him: “Your father has been very kind to me and I would like to return this favour to you. (Listen to my advice): I have not seen anything more destructive to one’s religion, more humiliating, more distasteful and more stressful on the heart than arguments.”

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It’s not a Place to Hang Around

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 16:48

On the way to Tabuk, when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) passed by Hijr, the ruins of Thamood, he instructed the Sahaabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) to move on quickly and said to them: “Do not enter the dwellings of those who have oppressed themselves except in the condition that you cry, out of the fear that the same punishment may afflict you.”

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The Missing Ingredient

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Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 14:28

Once ‘Uthmaan bin ‘Affaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) purchased an orchard from a person. After agreeing on the price, ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said to him: “Give me your hand” (as it was their practice that whenever they agreed on a transaction, they would shake hands in order to confirm it). When the seller saw the hand of ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), he said: “By Allah, I will not sell it to you until you give me 10 000 dirhams (silver coins) more (than the agreed price).”

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“All that Glitters is not Gold”

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Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 14:35

A person had once gone to visit the ruler of his area. The ruler asked him about his condition and the man complained to him about numerous worries and concerns that were troubling him. He also said to the ruler: “You are very fortunate. You are enjoying a very wholesome life. Your food, drink and sleep are all enjoyable and your life is free from all disturbing things. You are the ruler and everything is at your service.” The ruler remained silent and did not reply to him.

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