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jawanazam
05-12-2005, 10:20 PM
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this is a popular story from saudi arabia and begins with a family where islam is not a strong force inside the house. so for example you find that in the family home the mother listens to pop music and encourages her children to dance in the house while the husband spends his time in front of the tv when at home, does not pray or go to the masjid and never reads quran or plays with his young son who had justed started school and is the centre of this account.
One morning at school the teavcher asks the class " who prayed fajr?"Our young boy was the only chld who did not raise his hand and the teacher further inquired "why?' "my father and mother dont pray in the house so I dont pray too" was his reply. "Well, you must pray your fajr" replied the teacher.
That night at home this young boy was determined to awaken for fajr and go to the mosque which was only a short walk from the home. He set his alarm clock and went to sleep early.he kept his alarm right by his head so that when it sounded he could immediately answer it without waking his parents. That morning when it sounded he arose from his bed changed his clothes and went to the front door to leave for the mosque. it at that moment when he opened the door to leave that fear struck his heart. It was very dark outside. Suddenly our young boy spotted an elderly man walking past the house and the boy knew that he could follow him at a distance and feel safe. thus he followed him to the mosque prayed fajr and then came home before his family awoke.
That day at school our young boy proudly raised his hand when the teacher asked, 'Who prayed fajr today"
So this became our young boys habit and method of making his fajr salah. he would even sleep earlier so he could feel rested in the morning. likewise his parents noticed his changed in behaviour but never knew he modified his behaviour to make his fajr . they thought something was wrong with him (ill)
eventually his mother thought too much of these changes and began to investigate, she found his alarm clock and removed it hoping to restore a longer sleeping partern. That night our young soldier had to stay awake the whole night as he feared he would not awake and miss the pray.. At pray time he went to the door to await the old man he followed but alas he did not come. it saddened the boy but he knew that tomorrow he will go to the masjid and pray fajr. Again the next morning our young fighter arose from his bed and went to the door once again the old man did not pass." insha allah I will pray tomorrow " he said with even more resolve" insha allah " That night after school and before putting himself to sleep our young mujahid over heard his mother and father talking about " the old man who died a few houses away" Immediately the tears flowed into our young sons heart and he ran screaming and wailing into his room. astonished his father ran in after him to see what was wrong. " my son what happened!"
tear eyed sobbing and pointing at his father he sceamed" I wish that it had been you who died and not that man!, he prayed fajr and I followed him to the mosque while you slept in your bed" Who will take me now!!!
As one can imagine these words had an impact on the very soul of his father and well eventually things changed in that house, the prayers were always performed , no more pop music, and the love of allah and his prophet governed everything this family did together and independently. I hope this story provides some enlightenment for those who read and perhaps a lesson or two to pass on to someone else

This story was originally narrated to me by Raja an Nasr al Qahtan, riyadh ksa april 2005

in all things let us ask allah for forgiveness.
ma assallama
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Junna
05-13-2005, 07:20 PM
Masha'allah, that was such a beautiful story. :thumbs_up
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S_87
05-13-2005, 07:44 PM
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JazakAllah lovely story :'(
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Tazkiyahtulnafs
05-13-2005, 11:46 PM
Masha'Allah that was a wonderful story :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Jazaka'Allahu khair for that wonderful reminder
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Ammar
05-14-2005, 05:23 AM
tear eyed sobbing and pointing at his father he sceamed" I wish that it had been you who died and not that man!, he prayed fajr and I followed him to the mosque while you slept in your bed" Who will take me now!!!
he shudnt have said that in that way..anyways a beautiful story
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Protected_Diamond
05-14-2005, 08:05 AM
wow!! mashalah im gobsmaked :zip:
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Ra`eesah
05-14-2005, 09:15 AM
Assalamu'Alaykum

Originally Posted by Ammar
he shudnt have said that in that way..anyways a beautiful story
I think he was a kid....

Mashallah its a nice story.
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Ammar
05-14-2005, 12:39 PM
who cares if he was a kid. if i had said that, my dad wud have ...... anyways ..i wud never talk to my dad like he did
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Ibn Syed
05-14-2005, 01:58 PM
Beautiful story but I agree with Ammar on that.
:w:
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Na7lah
07-09-2008, 10:55 PM
subhanallah!

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Patience7
07-10-2008, 03:07 AM
zazakallah for sharing..mashallah very inspiring story
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Eeman
07-10-2008, 03:42 AM
Masha'Allah...
Jazak'Allah khair for sharing that with us.
I always stay up until fajr time out of fear of not waking up and missing it.
is there anything wrong with that?
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Güven
10-27-2008, 07:22 PM
:bump:

SubhanAllah! :ooh:

:w:
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Nájlá
10-27-2008, 07:28 PM
:ooh: mashallah!
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FatimaAsSideqah
10-27-2008, 07:31 PM
What a inspiring story! :thumbs_up

Jazaak'Allah Khair for brought up the story.
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Ayesha Rana
10-30-2008, 03:47 PM
yeah i wouldn't hav spoken that way either and i wouldn't encourage anyone to but he was overcome with grief and it was probably the most important thing to him and he was just a little kid hu had just started school and anyway Allah willed it cos it had a good impact on his family. Allah knows best.
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-30-2008, 03:53 PM
amazing story !

mashAllah
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Zahida
10-30-2008, 06:30 PM
:sl: A beautiful story indeed, and very true children do copy and imitate what their parents do.......... In this case the child was meant to change the ways of his parents. Alhumdohlillah, and thankyou for sharing. I just read that to my children.:w:
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