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Unformatted text preview: realised that the people delayed attending the prayer because he prolonged the prayer. He now knew why the people felt overburdened with the prayer. He turned to Mu`adh and said, "Are you a troublemaker, O Mu`adh?" Meaning, why are you distressing the people and repelling them from the religion? Recite, "was-Sama'i wat-Tariq", "was-Sama'i That al-Buruj", "was-Shamsi wa Dhuhaha" and "wal-layli itha yaghsha." He then turned to the young man and said very kindly,"What do you do, dear nephew, when you pray?" He said, "I recite the Fatihah, then I ask Allah for paradise and seek His refuge from Hell." The man then remembered that he 104 Use the right flavour 17 often saw the Prophet making long supplications and Mu`adh doing the same. He said, "I do not know what you and Mu`adh chant." Meaning, I do not know what type of long supplication you make. The Prophet said, "Mu'adh and I make the same supplication." Meaning, they both make supplications about paradise and hell. The young man was greatly affected by Mu`adh's accusation of hypocrisy against him. He said, "Rather, Mu`adh will come to know on the day the people come to tell us that the enemy is approaching!" Meaning, Mu`adh will discover what I will do in Jihad in the path of Allah, where my faith will become clear to Mu`adh, as he has accused me of hypocrisy. Not long afterwards, there occurred a battle in which the young man was martyred.When the Prophet found out about it, he said to Mu`adh,"What happened to your opponent?" Meaning, the one you accused of hypocrisy, O Mu`adh. Mu`adh said, "O Messenger of Allah, he was truthful and was not a hypocrite. He has been martyred." Notice the difference between people's nature and their status, and how it affected the Prophet's way of dealing with them. Look at how the Prophet dealt with Usamah bin Zayd, who was from the most beloved of all people to him, as he...
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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