Monday, April 26, 2004

Anas Ibn Malik reports that a Bedouin came to the

Anas Ibn Malik reports that a Bedouin came to the
Messenger of Allah andgreeted him in the mosque. The

Messenger of Allah asked him where did he come from.

The Bedouin said:"I came from far seeking answers to

somequestions".Our master told him to ask his

questions":



* I wish to be an intelligent man, what should I do?*
Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Fear Allah".



* I wish to be a loyal servant to Allah and do what He

wants me to do?


Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Read the Qur'an."



* I wish to be enlightened and have peace of heart?
Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Remember Death".



* I wish to be protected against enemies?
Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Trust in Allah".



* I wish to follow the Straight Path?
Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Do good to others for Allah's sake".



* What should I do so that Allah does not abase me?
Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied, "

Do not respond to the desires of your flesh".



* I wish to have a long life?
Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Praise and thank Allah".



* I wish for prosperity?
Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Be in a state of ablution at all times".



* How can I save myself from the hellfire?

Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Protect your eyes and your tongue and your hands and

what is below your waistline against evil".



* How can I cleanse myself from my sins?

Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Shed tears for what you have done and repent by

undoing what you have done wrong".



* I wish to be a respectable person?

Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Then, don't ask for anything from anybody".



* I wish to be honorable?

Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Then don't divulge the wrong doings of anybody".



* What should I do to protect myself from the tortures

of the grave?

Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Recite the Surah Mulk".



* What should one do to be rich?

Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Replied,

"Read the Surah Muzammil".



* How should I calm my fear of the day of last

judgment?


Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)

Replied,"Remember Allah before you eat anything and

before you sleep".



* What should I do to feel the presence of Allah when

I make my prayers?


Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)

Replied,"Give the utmost care in taking your ablutions

and in being clean and pure.