March 6, 2008
Caliph caught up with Abu Hazem at Kaaba one day.
“Abu Hazem, ask for anything we will grant it for you!” the Caliph offered.
“I am bashful to ask from someone else at His Home.” Abu Hazem replied in great modesty.
After they left Mecca, the Caliph went to Abu Hazem making the same offer again.
“Abu Hazem, ask what you need.”
“Are you offering something of this world or the Hereafter?”
“The Hereafter is for Allah, it is not within my grasp. I am offering something you may need from this world.”
“Caliph, I did not ask worldly matters from Who owns it. How is possible to ask it from who does not own it?!”
March 4, 2008
A man passed away and was survived by his wife and nine girls. At his funeral people were wondering in sympathy how can she provide for her children and take care of them. She said to them with great faith “What I have known about my late husband that he was a consumer of Allah’s bounties, but was not the giver. The giver is always closer and always here!”
March 2, 2008
During the ruling of Haroun Alrashid (Aaron the Upright) a man came to him saying that he have a miracle. Haroun told him to show the miracle. So the man pulls out a long needle and stick it in the floor. He gets out a bag full of needles and starts throwing them at the needle in the floor. Needle after needle they get attached to the longer one in the floor, its magnetic. After the man is done Haroun Al-Rashid said “give him 100 Dinars for his intelligence, and 20 whips for he wasted our time in something useless”.
February 29, 2008
A man spoke to Hassan Al Basry backbiting another man which drove Al Basry to ask him these questions.
– “Did you contribute in opening Persian or Roman territories?” Hassan asked
– “Was you part of North African missions?”
– “Did you participate in such and such battle?”
– “Strange! All the enemies of Islam did not suffer any hardship from you, but your Muslim brother is not safe from the harm of your tongue.” Al Hassan exclaimed.
February 29, 2008
For years in Kufa poor people during the night would find food and other necessities at there door steps. People never knew who wonders the night to give away fortune worth of supplies.
One day, Zain Alabedin Bin Ali, the grand son of Ali Ibn Abu Talib passed away. While preparing his body for its last home, people found scars and rope markings on his shoulders and around his neck from carrying heavy bags which he used to hide his charity. These how people of the good ages of Islam used to expend their selves for the sake of Allah.
February 28, 2008
Ibn Masoud, one if the great companions of the Prophet, was walking down the street one day and he noticed people walking behind to follow him out of respect.
“Where are you going?!” he turned and asked. “We love you, Ibn Masoud” one answered.
Ibn Masoud said”This only humiliates the follower, and brings the followed arrogance”.