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Unformatted text preview: s always his way of dealing with things. Once he was sitting with his Companions and there came a woman with a cloak. She said, "O Messenger of Allah! I wove it by my hands for you to wear." The Prophet took it, as he was in need of it. He got up, left for his house, wore it as a lower garment and came out to his Companions. A man from amongst the people said, "O Messenger of Allah! Please, allow me to wear it!" The Prophet said, "Certainly," and instantly returned home, took it off and folded it up, wore his old lower garment and sent the new one to the man. The people said to the man, "What you did was not right!
288 Run away from problems! 41 You asked him for it, knowing that he never refuses whoever asks him for anything!" The man said,"By Allah, I did not ask him except that it should be my burial shroud the day I die." When the man died, his family shrouded him in that garment. (al-Bukhari) How beautifully were people affected by this treatment! Once, the Prophet led his Companions in `Isha prayer. Meanwhile, two children entered the mosque, al-Hasan and alHusayn, the two sons of Fatimah. They headed straight for their grandfather, the Messenger of Allah while he was praying. Whenever he prostrated, al-Hasan and al-Husayn would jump on his back.When he wanted to raise his head, he would gently grab them, take them off his back and make them both sit next to him. When he returned to prostrate, they would jump back on his back. When he finished his prayer, he took them both gently and sat them on his thigh. Abu Hurayrah may Allah be pleased with him then got up and said, "O Messenger of Allah! Shall I take them back?" meaning, shall I return them to their mother? But the Prophet was in no hurry to return them. He remained for a while until he saw lightning and heard thunder from the sky. He then said to them both, "Go back to your mother." The two children then left and went back to their mother. (Narrated by A...
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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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