THE HOUSE VALUE USED TO DOUBLE ITS VALUE DUE TO MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS

THE HOUSE VALUE USED TO DOUBLE ITS VALUE DUE TO MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS

A Jewish neighbour of Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mubarak decided to sell his house. On being asked the selling price, he responded, “Two thousand.” They (the potential buyers) said to him, ‘It’s not even worth one thousand!’ He said, ‘You’re right. But I am taking one thousand for the house and one thousand for having a neighbour [such as] Abdullah Ibn Mubarak.’ When Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mubarak heard of this, he supplicated for the man and he gave the money to him saying, ‘Do not sell your house.’

A JOURNEY OF MONTHS IN THE DESERT, JUST TO RETURN A PEN

Hadhrat Hasan Bin Arfah (rahmatullah alayh) narrated that once while Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Mubaarak (rahmatullah alayh) was in Syria he borrowed a pen from someone. Forgetting to return the pen to its owner, Hadhrat Ibn Mubaarak journeyed to Marwa. On reaching Marwa, he was distressed to discover that he had not returned the pen. He immediately set out for Syria. After reaching Syria, he returned the pen to its owner

[Account narrated by Al-Dhahabi in Siyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ]

TWENTY YEARS OF BEARING THE NEIGHBOUR’S FILTH

Hasan al-Basri (rahmatullahi alayhi) had a Christian neighbour who had a toilet on top of his house. Urine used to seep through from the toilet into the house of Hasan al-Basri (rahmatullahi alayhi), who ordered that a container be placed beneath that area so that the drops would fall therein. At night, he would dispose of the contents. One day, he was ill and his Christian neighbour came to visit him. When he noticed what was going on, he asked,

“How long have you been patiently bearing my filth?”

Hasan al-Basri (rahmatullahi alayhi) replied, “Twenty years.”

On hearing this, he decided to accept Islam.

[Pearls of the Path]

TOLERATING AND FORGIVING THE NEIGHBOUR’S MALICIOUS ABUSE

Once, Maalik Bin Dinaar rented a room next to the home of a Jewish man. His room was adjacent to the entrance of the Jewish man’s home. The man would always spitefully deposit garbage and filth in Maalik’s entrance. Even his musalla (special place reserved for prayers) would at times be soiled. This treatment continued for a long period, but Maalik Bin Dinaar never complained. One day the Jewish man came to Malik bin Dinaar and asked him:

“Does the garbage I deposit in front of your room not distress you?”

Maalik: “It does distress me, but I wash and clean the place.”

Jewish man: “Why do you tolerate so much distress?”

Maalik: “Allah has promised substantial reward for those who contain their anger and forgive people.”

Jewish man: “Truly, your Deen is beautiful. It commands toleration of even the hardships presented by enemies.”

The man was so affected by the beautiful conduct of Maalik Bin Dinaar that he eventually embraced Islam. [Scattered Pearls]

USING NEIGHBOUR’S PROPERTY WITHOUT PERMISSION – A SIN CRIED OVER FOR 40 YEARS

Ibn Al Hasan (rahmatullahu alayh)) once remarked: “I am grieving for forty years over a sin committed by me.” Someone enquired, “What sin is that which has caused great concern and grief in you?”

He replied, “Once I was visited by a friend and in order to entertain him, I bought fish which we subsequently ate. After the meal, I scraped some sand from my neighbour’s wall without his permission, to wash my hands. I am still crying over that sin.”

The questioner expressed surprise over the fact that such a small fault has created so much of anguish and concern. So Ibn Al Hasan explained that according to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) the biggest sin before Allah is that little slip or error which man regards as trifle and unimportant and therefore thinks it unnecessary to seek forgiveness.

On the other hand, if he acknowledges his wrongs considering them to be quite serious, he would certainly feel guilty and ashamed of his actions and this would induce him to repent, seek Allah’s forgiveness through which he receives pardon and in this way obliterates all trace of the sin.

A PERFECT BELIEVER FEELS THE PAIN OF ALL THOSE SUFFERING

The Great Sufi Saint, Abul Hasan al-Kharqani, stated:

If a thousand miles away there be a human being who pricks his finger – I feel his pain. And if a thousand miles away there be a human being upon whose foot falls a rock – it would be as if I had been wounded. And if there be a distraught heart [somewhere] – it would be my heart that would be afflicted with pain.”

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BEAUTIFUL CONDUCT, HONESTY, JUSTICE ENJOINED BY ISLAM

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