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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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A Good Neighbour

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 11:43

Sulaiman bin Jahm Al-Ansaari (rahimahullah) once offered to sell his house in exchange for a hundred thousand dirhams. When those who were interested approached him, he asked them: “The house is for sale in exchange of a hundred thousand dirhams, but how much will you pay for being the neighbour of Sa'eed bin 'Aas (rahimahullah).” They replied: “Is that something anyone ever “pays a price for?” He said: “Then in that case, call this deal off! By Allah, I can never leave such a neighbour who, whenever he does not see me he enquires about me and whenever he sees me, he is most warm and welcoming towards me. If I leave home for any errand then he takes special care of whatever belongings I’ve left behind. If I am at home then he always makes himself available to assist me. If I have to ask him for anything then he grants it to me most willingly. And when I don’t ask then he approaches me enquiring whether there is anything I need. If any calamity befalls me then he is first to come to my aid.”

When this reached Sa’eed (rahimaullah) he sent a hundred thousand dirhams as a gift to him. (Risaalatul Mustarshideen pg. 197)

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