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Unformatted text preview: h be pleased with him. Upon arrival, he went to the Prophet . When the Prophet saw him he said, "Tell me what happened." He informed the Prophet about the expedition including what took place between Abu `Ubaydah and `Amr bin al-`Aas. The Prophet said, "May Allah have mercy on Abu `Ubaydah bin al-Jarrah."
335 Be content with what Allah has apportioned for you 48 Indeed! May Allah have mercy on Abu `Ubaydah bin al-Jarrah! A thought... Look to the brighter aspects of your life before looking at the dark side and you will surely be happy. 336 (49) Be a mountain During the early days of my career in Da`wah, I was called to give a lecture in a certain city. One of those responsible for Da`wah in that city came to collect me. I got into his car which was pretty old. I spoke with him and he told me that he had just got married. He then complained to me about the extravagance in dowry in their city, so much so that he was not able to buy a new car, or at least a car in a better condition than the one he had. I prayed that Allah help him in his situation. I then entered a mosque and delivered a lecture. Towards the end, when questions were being read out to me, there came a question about extravagance in dowry. I was very pleased and said, "Here's a question I like!" I then began to speak about extravagance in dowry and its evil effects on young men and women. I mentioned that the Messenger of Allah did not marry off his daughters for more than five hundred dirhams. I then raised my voice and said, "Meaning, your daughters, O such-and-such tribe are you more precious than the daughters of the Prophet ?" Upon hearing this, an old man shouted out from a corner, "Why are you speaking about our daughters?" Another rose up 337 Be a mountain 49 and said, "He is speaking badly about our daughters!" Another stood up and said, "Oh! Is he speaking about our daughters?" I was in a situation that no one would like to be in. I was...
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