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The Simple Pious Labourer, the Son of the Wealthy King….

September 7, 2014 Leave a comment

 

Imam Abu Bakr al-Ajurri (d.330AH) mentions the following incident his treatise Sifatul Ghuraba….

It has reached us that Abdullah ibn al-Faraj, the worshipper, said, ‘I was in need of someone to make something for me so I went to the marketplace looking for a suitable person. At the end of the market I found a pale young boy before whom was a large basket, he wore a garment of wool and had a woolen towel.

I asked him, “Do you work?”

He replied, “Yes,”

“How much do you charge?” I asked.

“One and one-sixth of a dirham.”

I said, “Stand and come to work.”

He said, “I have one condition..”

“What is it? Read more…

The Dunya has changed us all but not you!

May 27, 2014 1 comment

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In the time of Hazrat Umar ibn al-Khattab (radhiallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) was made the governor of Shaam (Greater Syria, the Levant) since he had captured most of Shaam. At that time Shaam used to be a vast province constituting present day states Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon. Shaam was a wealthy province. It was Rome’s favourite region.

Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) used to execute his responsibilities in Madinah. Once he was on an inspection visit to Shaam when he said to the governor:

“O Abu Ubaidah, I want to see the place where you live my brother”.

Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) was thinking that Abu Ubaidah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) is the governor of such a wealthy province I should see how much he has collected for himself.

Hazrat Abu Ubaidah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) said why do you want to see my house? Because after seeing my house the only thing you will do is weep.

But Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) insisted and so they both set out for the house. They passed the main city and the residential areas.

Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) asked him: “Where are you taking me?”

Hazrat Abu Ubaidah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) replied, “Its not far now”.

And then at the outskirts of the wealthy city of Damascus came the house of the Governor of Shaam Read more…

…..I would have made Abu Bakr my beloved

May 27, 2014 1 comment

 

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Allah ta’ala has made this heart in such a way that it can have in it only one true love. There can be several relationships as and when necessary but true love can only be one, other Love cannot be of the same degree. For this reason the Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wasalam) said about Hazrat Abu Bakr (radiallahu ‘anhu):

“Had I made a friend (khalil) in this world I would have befriended (took as a khalil) Abu Bakr. [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No.466]

The Prophet’s (salallahu ‘alayhi wasalam) relationship with Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiallahu ‘anhu) was so strong that Read more…

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake!

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

‘O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. The trunk of the date tree you would lean upon to deliver the sermon before the erection of the pulpit cried after you ascended the pulpit, saddened by your separation. You passed your hand over it and comforted it. O Messenger of Allah, your ummah has more reason than this date tree to cry over your separation.

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. Your status with Allah is so high that your obedience has been declared His obedience. Allah says, “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah.” (4:80)

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. You are so great in the eyes of Allah that your mistakes were excused befoe you even requested pardon. Hence Allah says, “Allah pardon you! Why did you give them leave?” (11:43)

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. Your exalted rank with Allah is such that Read more…

‘Amr bin Al-‘As on his deathbed…

May 27, 2012 1 comment

Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyah mentions in Kitab ar-Ruh:

Narrated Ibn Shumas Al-Mahri:

We went to ‘Amr bin Al-‘As, and he was about to die. He wept for a long time and turned his face towards the wall.

His son said, “O father! Did the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, give you the tidings of this?”

He turned his face (towards the audience) and said Read more…

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Follow the way of the Sahaba (Companions of Prophet ﷺ)

May 7, 2012 2 comments

Allah the Most High states:

“And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad ﷺ) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination.”

(Surah An-Nisaa, Verse 115)

The Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ)  said Read more…

A Conversation Between Abu Bakr & Ali (radhiAllaahu ‘anhuma)

November 13, 2011 Leave a comment

It is recorded in Sunan ad-Darimi, upon the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radiAllahu anhu) that both Abu Bakr (radiAllahu anhu) & Ali (radiAllahu anhu) arrived at the door of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa wasalaam).

 

Abu Bakr said: “Ya Ali, you go first.”

Ali replied: “Please you go before me. I will never Read more…

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