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Unformatted text preview: r did anyone leave the house, except that he was overcome by a state which he often became overcome with whilst receiving a revelation. Allah was revealing to His Prophet. As for me, then as I saw him receiving the revelation, by Allah I did not become afraid or worried, for I knew that I was innocent, and 234 Make it easy to rectify a fault 34 that Allah would not wrong me. As for my parents, then I swear by the One Who has the soul of `A'ishah in His Hands, as the Messenger of Allah recovered, I thought that their souls would depart at any time in the fear that Allah confirms what the people had been saying. However, when the Prophet recovered, he laughed and began to wipe the sweat of his face. The first thing he said was,`Glad tidings, O `A'ishah! Allah has declared your innocence!' I said, `al-Hamdulillah!' Allah had revealed, `Lo! They who spread the slander are a gang among you. Deem it not a bad thing for you; nay, it is good for you. Unto every man of them (will be paid) that which he hath earned of the sin; and as for him among them who had the greater share therein, his will be an awful doom. Why did not the believers, men and women, when ye heard it, think good of their own folk, and say: It is a manifest untruth? Why did they not produce four witnesses? Since they produce not witnesses, they verily are liars in the sight of Allah.' Allah further threatened them saying, `Lo! Those who love that slander should be spread concerning those who believe, theirs will be a painful punishment in the world and the Hereafter. Allah knoweth.Ye know not.'" The Messenger of Allah went out to the people and addressed them reciting what Allah had revealed unto him from the Qur'an concerning this affair. He then punished those guilty of slander. 235 Make it easy to rectify a fault 34 Hence, it is imperative that you deal with the one at fault as if he is a patient in need of treatment, not that you should exaggerate in condemning him and being harsh with him. This is be...
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