The Innocent Minded Bedouin Ran Away From The Prayer
A bedouin prayed behind an imaam who was reciting from the Qur’aan:
“Did We not destroy the first ones?
” [Qur'aan 77:16]
The bedouin happened to be in the first row, and upon hearing that Verse, he moved to a row that was further behind. Then the Imaam recited:
“So shall We make later ones to follow them.
” [Qur'aan 77:17]
The bedouin then moved to another row. Next, thr Imaam recited this Verse:
“Thus We will deal with the Mujrimoon (polytheists, disbelievers, sinners, etc)!
” [Qur'aan 77:18]
The bedouin, whose name happened to be Mujrim, ran away from the congregational prayer saying, “By Allaah, I am his target.
When some other bedouins met him, they said, “What is the matter, O Mujrim?
He said, “Indeed the Imaam destroyed the forst ones and the last ones, and he wanted to destroy me as well. By Allaah, I do not want to see him after this day!
[Taken from "Gems And Jewels", P. 170]