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Unformatted text preview: at he would often lock him up in the house out of fear for what may happen to him. Allah entered faith into the heart of Salman may Allah be pleased with him. He left his father's house and travelled to Syria in search of the truth. A person tricked him and sold him to a Jew, pretending that he was a slave. After many other events, he finally reached the Prophet . The Messenger of Allah appreciated him greatly. One day, as he was sitting amongst his Companions, Surat al-Jumu'ah was revealed to him. The Prophet began to recite it to his Companions, as they listened attentively. He recited, "He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them, and teaching them the Book and the wisdom. And verily, they had been before in manifest error." When he recited, "And others from among them who have not yet joined them. And He is the Mighty, the Wise", a man from amongst the Companions said, "Who are those people, O Messenger of Allah?" He did not respond. He asked again, "Who are those people, O Messenger of Allah?" 557 Look with both eyes 84 The Prophet turned to Salman, placed his hand on him, and said, "Even if faith were near the Pleiades, a man from amongst them (i.e., the Persians) would surely find it." (al-Bukhari and Muslim) A point of view... Be optimistic and have good opinion of people. Encourage them so they give more. 558 (85) The art of listening The skills of attracting people and winning their hearts are many. Some involve doing certain actions while others involve avoiding certain actions. Being cheerful attracts people, as does not frowning. Beautiful words, interesting comments and jokes attract people, as does listening attentively to others and reacting to their words. How about if we now discuss the `calm attraction' effect? Yes, some people do not tend to speak much. You never get to hear their voice in gatherings and congregations. In fact, if you notice them in a sitt...
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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