Unformatted text preview: d the repentance of Ka`b and his two companions and revealed in that regard Qura'nic passages, saying: "Allah has already forgiven the Prophet and the Muhajirin 164 Be concerned about others 24 and the Ansaar who followed him in the hour of difficulty after the hearts of a party of them had almost inclined [to doubt], and then He forgave them. Indeed, He was to them Kind and Merciful. And [He also forgave] the three who were left behind [and regretted their error] to the point that the earth closed in on them in spite of its vastness and their souls confined [i.e., anguished] them and they were certain that there is no refuge from Allah except in Him. Then He turned to them so they could repent. Indeed, Allah is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful." The point to note in this story is that Talhah may Allah be pleased with him when he saw Ka`b, he stood up for him, hugged and congratulated him. Hence, Ka`b's admiration increased for him, so much so that he would say after Talhah's death, whilst narrating this story years later: "By Allah! I will never forget what Talhah did!" And what did Talhah do to captivate the heart of Ka`b? He demonstrated a great skill, by showing concern for him and sharing in his moment of happiness with him, and hence he became beloved to Ka`b. Being compassionate and sympathising with people captivates their hearts. If one was in the midst of his exams and received a text message saying: "Give me some good news about your exams. By Allah, I am concerned about you and praying for you. Your friend, Ibrahim." - Would this not increase his admiration for the friend? No doubt, it would. If one's father was ill in hospital, and he was to remain with him in his room, distressed and preoccupied with concern, and his friend were to phone him, asking after the father, saying: "Do 165 Be concerned about others 24 you need any help? I am always there if you need me," he would certainly thank him. Then, if he were to call in the evening again, saying: "Does your family need anything that I can buy for them? Please let me know," he would have thanked him and prayed for him. Do you not think that...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
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