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Unformatted text preview: Generally speaking, whoever uses the blessings that Allah has given him to cause harm to others is disliked. Allah may even afflict such a person before punishing him in the Hereafter, thereby soothing and healing the wounds of those he harmed. I recall a friend who was a student of law and had memorised the Qur'an. He was a pious man to whom many people would come for treatment, so he would recite some Islamic incanta483 Restraining oneself from harming others 74 tions from the Qur'an, and Allah would cure by his hands whoever He willed. One day, a man came to him who looked very rich. He sat in front of the him and said,"O Shaykh, I have severe pains in my left hand. I can neither sleep at night nor rest in the day. I have visited many professional doctors, and they have run several tests on me. They asked me to do exercises, but none of this has helped me. The pain only continues to increase and it has made my life a torment. Dear Shaykh, I am a businessman and an owner of a number of institutions and companies. I fear that I may be afflicted with an evil eye, or someone may have put a spell on me." The brother said to me, "I recited over him Surat al-Fatihah, Ayat al-Kursi, Surat al-Ikhlas and the last two Surahs of the Qur'an, and yet his condition did not change. He thanked me and left only to return to me after a few days complaining of the same pain. I recited over him again, he went and came back. I recited over him again, yet he did not seem to recover at all. When his pain became really severe, I said to him, `Perhaps your ailment is a punishment for a sin you committed, perhaps you wronged a weak person or took someone's right. Perhaps you oppressed someone by not giving him his share of his wealth, etc. If you did any of this, then hurry to repent for your crimes and give up the rights of others that you may have usurped. Seek Allah's forgiveness for all your past sins.' The businessman did not like what I had said, he replied to me quite arrogantl...
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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