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Unformatted text preview: anyone for me, and do not avenge my blood from anyone." It is said that when this news reached the Prophet , he said regarding him, "He was among his people like Yaseen among his people." Take notice! People have feelings. No matter how close you get to them, do not be bold with them in your humour or dealings. Avoid the red line. Do not hurt them, no matter how high
398 The red lines 59 they hold you in regard, even if they be like your brothers or sons. For this reason, the Prophet drew our attention to this and forbade us from frightening a believer. One day the Prophet was on a journey with his Companions. Each one of the Companions had with him his belongings including weapons, sleeping mats and food. They stopped over at a place and a man amongst them fell asleep. His friend turned to a rope he had and took it jokingly. When the man woke up and found the rope missing from his belongings, he was terrified and began looking for it. Thereupon the Prophet said, "It is not allowed for a Muslim to frighten another Muslim." (Abu Dawud) On another occasion, when the Companions were travelling with the Prophet , a man was overcome by slumber whilst mounted on his ride. His friend took advantage of his negligence and took out an arrow from his quiver. The man realised that someone was playing with his weapons, so he became terrified, frightened and alert. Thereupon the Prophet said, "It is not allowed for a Muslim to frighten another Muslim." (al-Tabarani and others, reported by reliable narrators). Similar is the case with someone who jokes with you thinking that you will be happy, whereas in reality, he only harms you, or even worse, fills your heart with fright and anxiety. For instance, he notices that you have just parked your car outside a grocery with the engine running, so he comes and drives off in your car, causing you to think that your car has been stolen - obviously as a joke. The one on the receiving end of such jokes may respond courteously and may...
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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.
- Spring '12