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sistajannah
05-20-2005, 07:59 PM
True Story....
There was once a man who was an enemy to Islam. He had three famous questions that no person could answer. No Islamic scholar in Baghdad could answer his three questions...thus he made fun of Islam in public. He constantly ridiculed Islam and the Muslims. One day a small boy, who`s age was 10, came along and heard the man yelling and screaming at Muslims in the street. He was challenging people openly to answer the three questions.
The boy stood quietly and watched. He then decided that he would challenge the man. He walked up and told the man, "I will accept your challenge".

The man laughed at the boy and ridiculed the Muslims even more by saying, "A ten year old boy challenges me. Is this all you people have to offer!"

But the boy patiently reiterated his stance. He would challenge the man, and with Allah`s help and guidance, he would put this to an end. The man finally accepted.

The entire city gathered around a small "hill" where open addresses were usually made. The man climbed to the top, and in a loud voice asked his first question.

"What is your God doing right now?"

The small boy thought for a little while and then told the man to climb down the hill and to allow him to go up in order to address the question.

The man says "What? You want me to come down?"

The boy says, "Yes. I need to reply, right?"

The man made his way down and the small boy, age 10, with his little feet made his way up.

This small child`s reply was "Oh Allah Almighty! You be my witness in front of all these people. You have just willed that a Kafir be brought down to a low level, and that a Muslim be brought to a high level!"

The crowd cheered and screamed "Takbir"...."Allah-hu-akbar!!!"

The man was humiliated, but he boldly asked his Second question... "What existed before your God?"

The small child thought and thought.

Then he asked the man to count backwards. "Count from 10 backwards."

The man counted..."10, 9 ,8 , 7 , 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,0"

The boy asked, "What comes before 0 ?"

The man: "I don`t know...nothing."

The boy: "Exactly. Nothing was before Allah, for He is eternal and absolute."

The crowd cheered again...."Takbir!"...."Allah-hu-akbar!!!!"

The man, now completely frustrated, asked his final question. "In which direction is your Allah facing?"

The boy thought and thought.

He then asked for a candle. A candle was brought to him. The blessed child handed it to the man and asked him to light it.

The man did so and remarked, "What is this supposed to prove?"

The young boy asked, "In which direction is light from the candle going?"

The man responded, "It is going in all directions."

The boy: "You have answered your own question. Allah`s light (noor) goes in all directions. He is everywhere. There is no where that He cannot be found.

"The crowd cheered again...."Takbir!"...."Allah-hu-akbar!!!"

The man was so impressed and so moved by the boy`s knowledge and spirituality, that he embraced Islam and became a student of the young boy.

So ended the debate.

Who was the young boy?

The young boy was one of our leaders and one of the greatest scholars, Imam Abu Hanîfa (May Allah bless him).
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h1jabi_sista
05-20-2005, 08:26 PM
:sl:
mashallah! that made me smile :)

:w:

p.s jazakallah for sharing!
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Akhira
05-21-2005, 07:39 PM
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mashaAllah sister really good :thumbs_up

:w:
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Ra`eesah
05-21-2005, 07:44 PM
Assalamu'Alaykum

Mashallah i love that story... no matter how many times its posted :)
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niqaabii
05-21-2005, 08:00 PM
salam
the story is beautiful, ive heard it many times before, but i neva knew that the lil boy ws imam abu hanifa.. :)
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Arwa
05-21-2005, 08:09 PM
wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Read it before but masha'allah this is a top top top story! :thumbs_up

jazakallah for sharing :thumbs_up
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Bin Qasim
05-21-2005, 08:18 PM
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I have one question.
age of Imam Abu Hanifa was 10 yrs old that means in yr 689/90 when some of the companions were alive living in almost every big city. was there none to answer quetions like, "What existed before your God?" I mean it is a bit surprising.
Allah knows best.
:w: :brother:
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Al-Zaara
02-25-2006, 10:26 PM
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That story is excellent and I love it very much!!
JazakAllah khair for sharing it with us!

To brother Bin Qasim, maybe they (the companions) weren't in Baghdad at the time this enemy of Islam had come up with the question and begun asking it around... :?
But as you said, Allah (swt) knows best. :)

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