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Unformatted text preview: with a camel's offspring?" The Prophet said, `Does a camel give birth to anything but an offspring?' Meaning; I will give you a grown camel, however, no doubt, it is still another camel's offspring! Once, he jokingly said to Anas, "O you, the possessor of two ears!" A woman once came to the Prophet complaining about her husband, so he said to her, "Is your husband the one whose eyes are white?" The woman became worried and thought that her husband had become blind, in light of what Allah said about
64 With children 11 Jacob, "His eyes whitened from grieving so much..." meaning, he became blind. She went back to her husband terrified and began to look into his eyes carefully. He asked her what the problem was. She said, "The Prophet said that there is whiteness in your eyes!" The man said, "O woman! Did he not tell you that the whiteness in my eyes is more than the blackness?" meaning; everyone has whiteness and blackness in his eyes. The Prophet would react positively to whoever joked or bantered with him and he would smile. Once `Umar bin al-Khattab came to the Prophet who was at that time angry with his wives, due to their demanding of more allowance. `Umar may Allah be pleased with him said, "O Messenger of Allah! If you recall us when we were men of the Quraysh, we always controlled our women. If any of our women were to ask for more allowance, we would have jumped up and grabbed her neck! But when we came to Madinah we found the women controlling their men, so our women began to learn these tricks from their women!" Thereupon the Prophet smiled. `Umar continued to speak and the Prophet continued to smile. We read in various Ahadith that often the Prophet would smile till his molar teeth would show. He was indeed an extremely kind and friendly companion. If we were to train ourselves to embrace such skills, we would surely taste the sweetness of life. A thought... A child is like soft clay that we shape according to our treatment of it. 65 (12) With slaves and servants The Prophet was an expert on how to win hearts using appropriate techniques. Whe...
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