Witness

Once a traveler was passing through the city of Madina, he was intending to sell off his horse so as to have some money for further travels. It was quite early, the market was empty but he saw a buyer approaching him in the market. The buyer turned out to be our Prophet (saww). Deal was done and Prophet (saww) went to his home to fetch the money. Meanwhile, someone approached that traveler asking him for the price of his horse. The traveler said that he had already sold it to the Prophet (saww), the new buyer promised to pay more than what he has already sold it for. Since there weren’t many people around to witness the deal of the Prophet (saww), the traveler refused to acknowledge any deal with the Prophet (saww) upon Prophet’s arrival with the money.

Time was passing by and the market was getting started with more and more people joining in, many of whom started to take interest in what was happening with the horse deal. As it was decided, Prophet (saww) was asked to bring forth a witness or leave the deal. Since there was no one present at the time of the deal, Prophet (saww) had decided to leave the deal as such.

Suddenly, someone claimed that he had witness the deal taking place and favored the Prophet’s version of the events. Upon the completion of the deal, Prophet asked that witness, how was it that you claimed to be the witness despite you not being present at the scene and seeing it all? The witness replied, Ya Rasoolallah (saww), this was just a matter of a horse deal, you said that there is a God called Allah, when I trusted you over that I can trust you over this as well!

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Ways And Means

This Islamic anecdote has given me hope in dark times, it is quite soothing and contenting if you happen to be a muslim. It makes your trust in Allah more than anything and it tells you that Allah is the creator of ways and means, ways that might appear implausible to you are very much plausible in the eyes of Allah.

 

Once Hazrat Musa (as) was ill and he tried some common medications but they all proved to be useless. So while going on the mount Toor, he thought of asking Allah for some remedy. So it happened and Allah advised him to travel to such and such place and there he will find such and such plant and the cure for his ailment lies in the leaves of that plant.
After coming back from the Toor, Hazrat Musa (as) straightaway went to that place, searched for that plant and ate its leaves; and as told by Allah he got cured right there.

 

After some time passed, Hazrat Musa (as) again felt the same pain. This time he rushed to that same spot, got hold of the leaves of that plant and began to eat them; to his surprise the pain began to get worse! He ate some more and it worsened more. It developed into an excruciating pain and to know the reason, he rushed to the Mount Toor.

 

Hazrat Musa (as): “Ya Allah! I had the same pain as last time and I did the same as you told me the last time but to my surprise the pain didn’t subside rather it worsened. Why?”

Allah: “Did I tell you to have those leaves this time?”

Hazrat Musa (as): “No, but they are the same leaves that cured me last time.”

 

Allah: “It was I who cured you the last time not those leaves, they were only the means for the cure!”

 

 

Tolerance

Jahanum has got 7 divisions and the most painful among them is the bottommost division which is reserved for the Munaafiq of this Ummah; even one of the greatest enemies of Islam, Abu Jahl isn’t in it.

And among those Munaafiq, the greatest one was named Abdullah bin Ubai. His fate and emaan was known to all of the Muslims. But, he was blessed with a righteous son named Abdullah (ra).

When Ubai was at his deathbed, Abdullah (ra) came to the Prophet pbuh while the Prophet pbuh was drinking water.

Abdullah ra: Ya Rasooluallah, will you please save some of that water.

Prophet pbuh: Why? What’s it for?

Abdullah ra: I want to give that to my father and perhaps emaan will enter his heart because of that.

Prophet pbuh gladly have away the leftover water to him.

So, Abdullah ra ran to his father and offered him the water.

Ubai: What’s that?

Abdullah ra: This is the water that has touched the beloved Prophet pbuh, drink it so that Allah will bless you with emaan.

Ubai: Go away, and bring me some urine, I’ll prefer drinking that instead.

At this, Abdullah ra was infuriated, he went back to the Prophet pbuh and asked for permission to slay his own father. Listening to this, Prophet pbuh advised Abdullah ra to take care of his ailing father.

After sometime, Ubai passed away. Again Abdullah ra came to the Prophet pbuh, this time with a new request.

Abdullah ra: Ya Rasooluallah, can I get your robe?

Prophet pbuh: Why? What do you need it for?

Abdullah ra: I’ll make it the shroud for my father, and hope Allah will forgive him because of that.

Prophet pbuh gladly gave away his robe.

Finally, when the funeral procession commenced, Prophet pbuh came forward to lead the funeral prayers. Hazrat Umar ra stood before the Prophet pbuh.

Hazrat Umar ra: Ya Rasooluallah, what are you doing? He’s a Munaafiq.

Prophet pbuh: Yes, I know but I’ll still pray perhaps Allah might forgive him. And I know Allah has revealed that,  “even if you pray for them 70 times, they won’t be forgiven.” Had Allah said, “if you pray for them 70+1 times, then only I’ll forgive them.” I’d have prayed 70+1 times for them.

At last, Ubai was laid in his grave. Prophet pbuh asked him to be taken out. Now, Prophet pbuh put his saliva into the mouth of Ubai and prayed for his forgiveness.

Witnessing this event, 100 Munaafiq proclaimed Shadahh!

We inherit such a beautiful deen but are busy in issuing Fatwas against every other sect. There’s not a single sect left within Islam that hasn’t got a fatwa of kufr issued against them by some other sect. We’ve become so intolerant and self-righteous that we think that we are the custodians of Jannah. With an internet connection and YouTube Shiekh at disposal, everyone considers himself akin to a Mufti.

That guy is not going to Jannah despite him being nice and all. Why? Because, while praying, he holds his hands at his chest! Astagfirullah! And that guy surely is going to hell. Why? Because, dude, he doesn’t even hold his hands while praying! And don’t get me started on that guy who doesn’t do rafayadain (raising hands in prayer), he’s rotting in hell. Why? Go check this ‘link’!

The Prophet pbuh even hoped to find Ubai in Jannah while you don’t hope to find the guy praying next to you!

A Nimaz of its kind

Once Hazrat Urwa bin Zubair (ra) suffered from some disease. The disease had damaged his entire foot. So, the doctors at that time recommended to amputate his foot to stop further damage to the leg. He complied to the expert advice.

Now, on the day of operation, he was asked to have some sort of anesthetic medicine to escape from writhing pain endured during the surgery. He didn’t agree. They further told him that after cutting his foot, he had to undergo another process where to stop further blood loss his wound would be scalded with boiling oil!

He told them that he has a better solution to escape from pain. He told them that he would offer Nimaz and during that they (surgeons) should carryout the whole operation.
And it happened as such, he offered the Nimaz while being operated on and didn’t feel any pain whatsoever! Later, after finishing the Nimaz, he asked them if they had done the surgery and to his surprise, they showed him the amputated foot!