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Unformatted text preview: measuring out, both its good and its evil." Remarking that he had spoken the truth, he then said, "Now tell me about doing what is beautiful." He replied, "Doing what is beautiful means that you should worship God as if you see Him, for even if you do not see Him, He sees you." Then the man said, "Tell me about the Hour." The Prophet replied, "About that he who is questioned knows no more than the questioner." The man said, "Then tell me about its marks." He said, "The slave girl will give birth to her mistress, and you will see the barefoot, the naked, the destitute, and the shepherds vying with each other in building." Then the man went away. After I had waited for a long time, the Prophet said to me, "Do you know who the questioner was, `Umar?" I replied, "God and His messenger know best." He said, "He was Gabriel. He came to teach you your religion." 1 1 Sources for hadiths are provided in the appendix....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course AAS 280 taught by Professor Schittick during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '10