Islamic Anecdotes

‘What is meant to befall you cannot miss you and what is meant to miss you cannot befall you’

During the khilafah of Hazrat Noor-u-din Zangi (ra) a perfect illustration of the above quote took place.

Once Hazrat Noor-u-din zangi (ra) lost his way in a jungle while on an errand. He was in search of a shelter and finally found a lonely hut amidst the forest. He went near the hut and asked for permission to enter. An old lady confronted him there. He asked permission to stay for a night, the woman allowed him to stay as their guest. Soon he learnt that the old lady’s only daughter, a widow was going to deliver a child that very night. During the night Hazrat Noor-u-din Zangi (ra) was praying and immediately after the baby was born he saw an apparition outside. He followed it and asked it some questions. He was told by the apparition that this child born tonight was going to be killed at his wedding by a beast. Hazrat Nur-u-din Zangi (ra) wanted to return the gesture of the poor family’s hospitality by saving the life of their only heir. So before he left in the morning, he told the old lady who he was and insisted to be invited to the wedding of this child any how.

Years passed by and finally that fateful day was near. The child now potter was going to be married. The old lady went to Nur-u-din Zangi ra and told him about the wedding, he soon recollected the past and took cognizance of the situation. He went to the wedding with his swordsmen and directed them to kill any beast they see.

Meanwhile the bride and groom were married and were now talking to each other. The bride asked the groom to make something for her, the groom replied that pottery needed many materials, tools, conditions etc. The bride broke her bangle and asked the groom to at least draw something for her on the ground. The groom drew a beast and Allah breathed life into it. The beast sunk its teeth in the groom’s throat. Hazrat Nur-u-din Zangi ra swung his sword but not before Allah’s command was fulfilled!

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