Thursday, December 30, 2010

He Tolerated the Harm of His Christian Neighbor for 20 years


He Tolerated the Harm of His Christian Neighbor for 20 Years

by Lives of the Salaf (facebook) on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 1:38pm

Assalaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful 


“He Tolerated the Harm of His Christian Neighbor for 20 Years Which Was the Reason for His Acceptance of Islam

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This is a clear example from the Salaf (i.e. pious predecessors) of how to call to the religion of Allah indirectly with your character, as sometimes calling a person directly may not prove the most effective way. Many accepted Islam because of hearing about the divine character of Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu alaihi wa salam), even before they met him…as all of us did!

Hassan Al Basree (Rahimahillah) had a neighbor who was a Christian. This neighbor had a toilet on the roof of his apartment and it used to leak through a hole in the roof of Hassan Al Basree’s apartment. Hassan placed a bucket beneath the hole to catch the urine that would leak through it and discard the contents at the end of each day. This continued for 20 years.

Then one day, Hassan fell ill and his Christian neighbor came to visit him. When he entered, the neighbor noticed the bucket of urine that was leaking through the hole in his ceiling and asked Hassan astoundingly: “How long have you been tolerating this harm from me?!” Hassan replied: “For 20 years!”

So the Christian neighbor took off his belt (which was the clothing of the Christians during that time) and accepted Islam…!

3 comments:

lala said...

MasAllah. WONDERFUL post. I love the reminder. May Allah ST grant us the patience and humility to be a better role model for Islam like this, ameen. This reminds me... the story of the Prophet PBUH livinng among Christians totally reminds me of how we must obey the laws even in a non-Muslim country as long as they don't go completely against Islamic values. The whole "have I not made this world big enough" thing. LOL random but it does!!

Barbie Jones said...

Man!That sure is a lesson well learned for me.Thanks for sharing it.

single4now said...

Harshness is common in today's world. Even if you explain something in a kind and gentle to another Muslim, you'll get told off. People wouldn't think twice about the difficulty they are putting you in. I think more than anything else, this story teaches patience when dealing with such individuals.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

He Tolerated the Harm of His Christian Neighbor for 20 years


He Tolerated the Harm of His Christian Neighbor for 20 Years

by Lives of the Salaf (facebook) on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 1:38pm

Assalaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful 


“He Tolerated the Harm of His Christian Neighbor for 20 Years Which Was the Reason for His Acceptance of Islam

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a clear example from the Salaf (i.e. pious predecessors) of how to call to the religion of Allah indirectly with your character, as sometimes calling a person directly may not prove the most effective way. Many accepted Islam because of hearing about the divine character of Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu alaihi wa salam), even before they met him…as all of us did!

Hassan Al Basree (Rahimahillah) had a neighbor who was a Christian. This neighbor had a toilet on the roof of his apartment and it used to leak through a hole in the roof of Hassan Al Basree’s apartment. Hassan placed a bucket beneath the hole to catch the urine that would leak through it and discard the contents at the end of each day. This continued for 20 years.

Then one day, Hassan fell ill and his Christian neighbor came to visit him. When he entered, the neighbor noticed the bucket of urine that was leaking through the hole in his ceiling and asked Hassan astoundingly: “How long have you been tolerating this harm from me?!” Hassan replied: “For 20 years!”

So the Christian neighbor took off his belt (which was the clothing of the Christians during that time) and accepted Islam…!

3 comments:

lala said...

MasAllah. WONDERFUL post. I love the reminder. May Allah ST grant us the patience and humility to be a better role model for Islam like this, ameen. This reminds me... the story of the Prophet PBUH livinng among Christians totally reminds me of how we must obey the laws even in a non-Muslim country as long as they don't go completely against Islamic values. The whole "have I not made this world big enough" thing. LOL random but it does!!

Barbie Jones said...

Man!That sure is a lesson well learned for me.Thanks for sharing it.

single4now said...

Harshness is common in today's world. Even if you explain something in a kind and gentle to another Muslim, you'll get told off. People wouldn't think twice about the difficulty they are putting you in. I think more than anything else, this story teaches patience when dealing with such individuals.