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Upholding the Respect of His Elder

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Monday, 06 January 2020 09:08

On one occasion, an argument transpired between Sayyiduna Rabee‘ah Aslami (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). During the course of the argument, Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) happened to utter something, against Sayyiduna Rabee‘ah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), which he regretted immediately thereafter.

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) instantly said to him, “O Rabee‘ah! Say those words back to me in retaliation!” However, Sayyiduna Rabee‘ah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) refused to do so. Hearing his refusal, Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “You must say those words to me, or else I will refer the matter to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)!” Even then, Sayyiduna Rabee‘ah refused to repeat the words and retaliate against Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then departed, proceeding to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), with Sayyiduna Rabee‘ah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) following behind.

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Foolish Beyond Belief

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Thursday, 02 January 2020 09:03

Among the Arabs, there was a person known as “Jahaa”. Many humorous anecdotes have been reported in his regard. A few of these have been mentioned below:

On one occasion, due to demolishing (some building), a huge heap of sand piled up at the house of Jahaa’s father. Jahaa’s father began to complain saying, “Now the neighbours will force me to clear this sand! It will take a lot of effort and this type of sand cannot even be used to make bricks! I don’t know what to do with this sand!” Jahaa piped up and said, “Can’t you understand a simple thing like this!” When his father asked him what it was, he replied, “You should dig some wells. Then you can dump your sand into those wells!”

Once, Jahaa bought some flour and hired a porter to transport it for him. However, the porter stole his flour and disappeared. A few days later, Jahaa spotted the porter, but then concealed himself and hid from him! When Jahaa was asked as to why he was hiding from the porter, he replied, “I fear that he will ask me to pay him the transport fee!”

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The Fruit of Charity and Fire of Jealousy

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Monday, 30 December 2019 15:24

There was once an evil king who threatened his subjects announcing, “If any person gives anything in charity, I will ensure that I have both his hands amputated!”

Thereafter, it so happened that a man approached a certain woman and begged her saying, “Please give me something in charity!” The woman responded, “How can I give you charity when the king is cutting the hands of all those who give charity?” The man implored her saying, “I beg you to give me something for the sake of Allah!” The woman finally relented and gave him two loaves of bread as charity. However, when the news reached the king, he sent for this woman and had both her hands amputated.

After some time had passed, the king said to his mother, “Find me a beautiful woman whom I can marry.” His mother replied, “There is a woman who is so beautiful that I have never seen beauty such as hers before. However, her beauty is marred by one severe defect.” The king enquired, “What is it?” His mother answered, “Both her hands are amputated.”

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Assisted by an Angel

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Monday, 23 December 2019 15:54

Sayyiduna Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates the following incident:

Among the Sahaabah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was a man of the Ansaar known as Sayyiduna Abu Mi’laq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). He was a businessman who would do business in various lands and regions using his own wealth and wealth which was invested by others. Together with being a competent businessman, Sayyiduna Abu Mi’laq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) would engage in (excessive) ‘ibaadah and was also very pious.

One day, while Sayyiduna Abu Mi’laq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was travelling to some place, he was accosted by a thief. The thief, who was clad from head to toe in armour, said to him, “Give up all your wealth, for I am going to kill you!” Sayyiduna Abu Mi’laq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) responded, “Why do you want to kill me? Just take the money!” The thief replied, “As far as the money is concerned then it is certainly mine. However, I am determined to kill you!”

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Passive Participation in Wrong

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Saturday, 21 December 2019 09:12

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