Date :Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 | Time : 10:35 |ID: 54255 | Print

Thirty years of repentance for one particular saying of “Alhamdulillah”

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated that Sirri Saqti a famous scholar of the time said: I have been repenting for the past thirty years for one particular saying of “Alhamdulillah” (praise be to God). He was asked why? He replied: I had a shop in Baghdad, and I heard the news that a market in Baghdad was burned due to fire breaking in there. My shop was in that market, and I went quickly to see if my shop had burned or not, and a person told me that the fire had not reached my shop. I said: “Alhamdulillah”; then thought to myself: Are you the only one in this world? After all other shops have been burned, your shop is not burned, meaning someone else shop has been burned, “Alhamdulillah” means the fire has not burned my shop, but burned his shop. So, I became satisfied that fire burned his shop and not my shop. Then, I told myself: Don’t you feel the grief of other Muslims in your heart? (Pointing to the Narration from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Whoever wakes up in the morning and he/she does not intend/try to serve other Muslims, he/she is not Muslim.) And it is thirty years that I have been repenting for saying that particular “Alhamdulillah” [1.]

[1] Falsafeye Akhlaq, Martyr Mortaza Motahhari (RA), PP 18-19.

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