Saturday, 2 June 2012

Calling Someone to Islam Indirectly with your Character



As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh!

Insha Allah this finds you in the best of health and Iman.
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THIS WAS SENT TO ME BY SOMEONE VERY DEAR TO ME & I WANTED TO POST!


This is clear example from the Salaf of how to call to the religion of ALLAH(swt) 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(saw), even before they met him, as all of us did.

Hassan Al Basree(ra) had a neighbor who was a christian. This neighbor had a toilet on the roof of his apartment and it use 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 accepted islam.

We can learn so much from this. Especially here in America. How would we react if our neighbor did that today? What would we do in that situation. Sometimes our actions can guide through Islam instead of our mouths, with the help of ALLAH(swt)






This article is from:http://my-beautiful-muslim-life.blogspot.com/search/label/Calling%20Someone%20to%20Islam%20Indirectly

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