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- Qatada -
08-24-2007, 04:28 PM
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"This flame is nothing ..."


Qari Muhammad Qayyam (may the mercy of Allah be upon him) related that a great deal of fighting and bloodshed had started prior to the Indo-Pakistan partition of 1947. He said that a very beautiful daughter of a very rich man in a certain community stepped out of her house to visit her aunt, who lived no more than a few streets away. Suddenly a riot erupted as she had gone halfway and she found herself trapped with apparently nowhere to go. She saw a mosque nearby and quickly went inside, sitting in the women’s section. The rioting continued late into the night and this girl did not know what to do.

The custodian of the masjid was a very young student there and late at night when he walked through the masjid before locking up he noticed this beautiful young lady. He was a respectful young man who feared Allah and so politely asked her to leave, saying that if she was found there then both would be dishonored and thrown out. She pleaded with him because of the extreme danger outside and so he agreed that she could spend the night, and sat down to study at the opposite end of the masjid.

The girl was unable to sleep with the events of the day in her mind and so watched the young man sitting studying by candle light at the opposite end of the masjid. She kept watching him and was very surprised at something she saw. From time to time this young man would extend his hand and keep it over the open flame, only withdrawing it when the flame obviously became unbearable. He then would resume his studies and continued this throughout the night until the dawn broke.

The young man called the adhan and asked the girl to leave before the congregation started coming to pray since now everything was calm outside. She agreed on the condition that he tell her why he was placing his hand on the candle flame throughout the night. The young man said that that was his own business and so the girl refused to leave until he told her what she wanted to know. The young man gave in and said, “I am at the age of youth and strong desire. We were alone and my desire was increasing, and although I was studying the shaytan would occasionally put temptation in my heart. Hence whenever I would feel any temptation I would put my hand on the flame and my fingers would burn. I would say to myself that this flame is nothing compared to the fire of Hell.”

The girl left the masjid and reached home, calming her parents’ fears as to what had happened to her. She also confided in her mother that she wanted to marry the custodian of the mosque near their house. She related the night’s events to her parents and said that only such a man with true fear of Allah in his heart can be true to his wife. Only such a man who truly fears Allah can fulfill a wife’s rights properly.

Hence the poor custodian of the mosque earned the daughter of a rich household in marriage. He received this honor not because of his looks but because of his character. Everything disintegrates and turns to dust but character remains strong. Honor is not bestowed because of handsome clothes or beautiful jewelry but because of what is in the heart. Knowledge is only beneficial when it is captured within the heart, and not merely written in books.
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- Qatada -
08-24-2007, 04:29 PM
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Temptation:


(NB. this narration may not be authentic)


Two youths were seated together, when a beautiful woman came and sat beside them. In plain view of the three was a monastery of a monk who would spend his days and nights busy in worship. While they were talking, the woman noticed the monastery, and an idea came to her head. She said to her two companions, "What would you say if i told you that i was going to go and tempt the monk towards evil?"

"We would tell you that you will fail in the attempt," said the two youths.

"You are wrong, for i am able to do so." She then stood, applied perfume to her body, and wore her best and most enticing attire. Instead of going immediately, she waited until the night, for she knew that devils are most active during that time. When night-time came, she went to the gates of the monastery and called out "O slave of Allaah, open the gate for me, for i am afraid and am in need of a safe shelter."

Having no reason to doubt the stranger and wanting to help her, the monk quickly opened the gates for her. When he let her in, he saw her beautiful figure and face and realized it was not safe to be alone with her, and so he climbed the stairs of the monastery, instructing her to remain alone on the first floor. Upon reaching the second floor, he was suprised to see that she had followed him; he had nowhere to escape, and so he tried to keep a safe distance away from her. She then removed all of her clothing and came near to him, offering her body for his pleasure.

He had dedicated all of his life to worshipping Allaah, and now, in the middle of the night and hidden to all created beings, he had before him a temptation that was very difficult to resist. If he could have escaped, he probably would have tried, but the woman stood between him and the door that led to the lower floor. There was a lamp burning beside him and so he quickly put his smallest finger into the fire of the lamp, and as his finger burned, he tried to think about the hellfire. Thus he lost his smallest finger, but the woman still stood there, tempting him towards evil. Again, to remind himself about the fire of the Hellfire, he placed his nxt finger into the fire of the lamp.

When the light of morning appeared through the wondows, the monk had not succumbed to evil, but he had no more fingers remaining on his hands. So overcome was the woman by the experience of the previous night, that she repented and changed her ways: she built a monastery alongside that of the monk, and she spent her remaining days worshipping alongside him.
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08-24-2007, 04:36 PM
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but he had no more fingers remaining on his hands.
:omg: Speechless....

If only we had that strong Imaan imsad
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IbnAbdulHakim
08-24-2007, 05:26 PM
i feel as though i read this countless times.. jazakAllahu khair, it never ceaases to amaze me...
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^..sTr!vEr..^
08-24-2007, 06:47 PM
That was definitely something to take lesson from...excellent morals..mashAllah!!
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Sami Zaatari
08-24-2007, 06:51 PM
the story of the monk seems pretty fake :)
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^..sTr!vEr..^
08-25-2007, 09:01 AM
lol yeah ^ . Thats what i was also thinking. But the important thingis LESSON so we should just concentrate on it and thats all :D
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IbnAbdulHakim
08-25-2007, 09:49 PM
^ GO AWAY!!! i dnt wanna think this is fake :( it helps my emaan !!
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08-26-2007, 11:07 AM
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Lol bhai. Fake or real, we can take a lesson from it nevertheless.
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^..sTr!vEr..^
08-27-2007, 08:17 PM
yeah thats wht i was also saying.... :-/
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12-09-2007, 06:37 PM
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*bump
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