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Unformatted text preview: verjoyed. He said as he was fighting death, "Show me the letter from the Messenger of Allah ." The
531 Help by your speech if you cannot do so in any other way 81 letter was thus given to him. He took the letter, kissed it, placed it upon his chest and said, "I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah! I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah!" He then breathed his last breath and passed away. May Allah have mercy on you, O Abu Baseer! May Allah's prayers be upon you, O Prophet! To help someone with enchanting words indicates that you consider his feelings and show him kindness. It is said that once, a poor woman laid next to her husband on an old bed in an old cottage. Its walls were patchy and the roof was made from the trunks of palm-trees. Her eyes started to wander about as she looked at the walls and the roof and she drifted away, deep in thought. She then said, "Do you know what I wish?" The man said, "What do you wish?" She said, "I wish that one day you own a huge house wherein you would live with your children happily and to which you could call your friends over. I also wish that we own a nice car which you would drive comfortably, and that your income multiplies so that you could pay off all your debts, etc." She continued to eagerly mention all the different types of happiness that she wished for him. The man was, however, sunk in his thoughts about his failures. He had lost all hope of bettering his situation, and he was not very skilful in speech either. 532 Help by your speech if you cannot do so in any other way 81 When the woman became tired of speaking, she said to him, "What do you wish for?" The man looked at the roof for a while and said, "I wish that a part of the trunk falls off from this roof onto your head and splits it into two!"...
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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