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Unformatted text preview: any such great moments. Once he was walking along with some of his Companions as they passed by a woman crying over the grave of her child. The Prophet said to her, "Fear Allah and have patience." The woman was crying and overwhelmed with grief and did not recognise the Prophet . So she said, "Leave me alone! What do you care about my calamity?" The Prophet remained silent and simply walked away from her. He had conveyed to her what he had to and had realised that the woman was not in a state to receive advice more than what she had heard. Some of the Companions turned to her and said, "This is the Messenger of Allah!" The woman felt remorse over what she said. She got up to look for the Prophet and reached his home. She found no one at the door so she sought permission to enter and said, "O Messenger of Allah! I did not know it was you. I will have patience now." He replied, "Patience is to be observed at the moment a calamity strikes." (al-Bukhari and Muslim) Kill gently... "Verily, Allah has enjoined excellence with regard to every- 283 Whip me gently! 40 thing. So, when you kill, kill in a good way; when you slaughter, slaughter in a good way; so every one of you should sharpen his knife, and let the slaughtered animal die comfortably." 284 (41) Run away from problems! I think if he were to go for a medical examination in a hospital, he would have discovered ten different types of diseases in his body, the least serious of which would be high blood pressure and diabetes. This poor person used to torture himself because he used to demand perfection from others. You would always find him frustrated with his wife, because she broke a new plate, forgot to clean the lounge or burnt his new garments with the iron. As for his children, Khalid still hasn't memorised his timetables, and Sa'd has not yet achieved an A grade. Sarah and Hind also have their own problems. This is his how he is at home. As for with his friends, for even worse, he thinks to himself, "Abu `Abdullah intended me when he related the story of a stingy person! Yesterday, Abu Muhammad was talking about me when speaking abou...
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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