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anecdotes of pious men: the stranger

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10/9/2016 4:35:33 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
this is a true Islamic story .

The Stranger

Tired and exhausted with the water-skin on her back, she was gasping and going towards her house where her innocent children, their eyes fixed at the door, were eagerly waiting for the arrival of their mother. On her way, an unknown man approached her. He took the water-skin from her and placed it on his back and told the woman that he will carry it for her to her house.

The door opened and the children saw their mother entering the house with a stranger. He placed the water-skin on the ground and said:

"Well, it seems that you don't have anyone to fetch water for you; how come you are so forlorn?" he said.

"My husband was a soldier; Ali sent him to the frontier where he was killed. Now I am alone with these little children." said the woman.

The stranger said no more. Bowing down his head he went away. But the thought of the helpless window and orphans remained in his mind.

he rushed to his house, picked up a basket; put some meat, flour and dates in it; went straight to her house and knocked at the door.

"Who are you?"

"I am the man who brought your water. Now I have brought some food for the children"

"May God bless you and judge between us and Ali"

She opened the door. Entering the house he said:

"I wish to do some good acts. Either let me knead the flour and bake the bread or allow me to look after the children."

"Very well, but I can do the job of kneading and baking better than you. You take care of the children till I finish baking the bread."

She went to knead the flour. Immediately he grilled some meat which he had brought and fed it to the children while saying to each and every one of them:

"My son, forgive Ali if he has failed in his duty towards you"

The flour got ready; she called: "Gentleman! Put fire in the oven:" He went and put fire in the oven. When flames rose up, he brought his face near the fire and said, "Taste the heat of this world. what answer are you going to give to God if you fail in your responsibilities towards orphans and widows."

By chance, a woman from the neighboring house came in. Recognizing the stranger, she cried: "Woe, don't you recognize the man who's working for you like a servant? He is -Amir aL-Mu'mineen (commander of the faithful) Ali bin Abi-Talib."

The widow came forward and shamefacedly cried: "Curse and shame to me. I beg your pardon:"

"No, I beg your pardon for I failed in my duty towards you." said Ali.

leaving the house, Ali started making some strange and funny faces and made the children laugh. a man who knew Ali and had come there, told him:

"oh, Amir-al_Mu'mineen, in all the years I've been with you, I'd never seen you do this kind of thing. what was the reason behind this behavior of yours?"

Ali replied: "when I entered this house, the children were sad and they were crying; I just wanted to make them happy and cause them to laugh before leaving this house; and this alone was the reason behind that behavior."
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10/9/2016 7:23:44 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/9/2016 4:35:33 PM, lightseeker wrote:
this is a true Islamic story .

The Stranger

Tired and exhausted with the water-skin on her back, she was gasping and going towards her house where her innocent children, their eyes fixed at the door, were eagerly waiting for the arrival of their mother. On her way, an unknown man approached her. He took the water-skin from her and placed it on his back and told the woman that he will carry it for her to her house.

The door opened and the children saw their mother entering the house with a stranger. He placed the water-skin on the ground and said:

"Well, it seems that you don't have anyone to fetch water for you; how come you are so forlorn?" he said.

"My husband was a soldier; Ali sent him to the frontier where he was killed. Now I am alone with these little children." said the woman.

The stranger said no more. Bowing down his head he went away. But the thought of the helpless window and orphans remained in his mind.

he rushed to his house, picked up a basket; put some meat, flour and dates in it; went straight to her house and knocked at the door.

"Who are you?"

"I am the man who brought your water. Now I have brought some food for the children"

"May God bless you and judge between us and Ali"

She opened the door. Entering the house he said:

"I wish to do some good acts. Either let me knead the flour and bake the bread or allow me to look after the children."

"Very well, but I can do the job of kneading and baking better than you. You take care of the children till I finish baking the bread."

She went to knead the flour. Immediately he grilled some meat which he had brought and fed it to the children while saying to each and every one of them:

"My son, forgive Ali if he has failed in his duty towards you"

The flour got ready; she called: "Gentleman! Put fire in the oven:" He went and put fire in the oven. When flames rose up, he brought his face near the fire and said, "Taste the heat of this world. what answer are you going to give to God if you fail in your responsibilities towards orphans and widows."

By chance, a woman from the neighboring house came in. Recognizing the stranger, she cried: "Woe, don't you recognize the man who's working for you like a servant? He is -Amir aL-Mu'mineen (commander of the faithful) Ali bin Abi-Talib."

The widow came forward and shamefacedly cried: "Curse and shame to me. I beg your pardon:"

"No, I beg your pardon for I failed in my duty towards you." said Ali.

leaving the house, Ali started making some strange and funny faces and made the children laugh. a man who knew Ali and had come there, told him:

"oh, Amir-al_Mu'mineen, in all the years I've been with you, I'd never seen you do this kind of thing. what was the reason behind this behavior of yours?"

Ali replied: "when I entered this house, the children were sad and they were crying; I just wanted to make them happy and cause them to laugh before leaving this house; and this alone was the reason behind that behavior."

That's a nice tale. What is islamic about it?
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10/9/2016 9:11:15 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/9/2016 7:23:44 PM, Looncall wrote:
At 10/9/2016 4:35:33 PM, lightseeker wrote:
this is a true Islamic story .

The Stranger

Tired and exhausted with the water-skin on her back, she was gasping and going towards her house where her innocent children, their eyes fixed at the door, were eagerly waiting for the arrival of their mother. On her way, an unknown man approached her. He took the water-skin from her and placed it on his back and told the woman that he will carry it for her to her house.

The door opened and the children saw their mother entering the house with a stranger. He placed the water-skin on the ground and said:

"Well, it seems that you don't have anyone to fetch water for you; how come you are so forlorn?" he said.

"My husband was a soldier; Ali sent him to the frontier where he was killed. Now I am alone with these little children." said the woman.

The stranger said no more. Bowing down his head he went away. But the thought of the helpless window and orphans remained in his mind.

he rushed to his house, picked up a basket; put some meat, flour and dates in it; went straight to her house and knocked at the door.

"Who are you?"

"I am the man who brought your water. Now I have brought some food for the children"

"May God bless you and judge between us and Ali"

She opened the door. Entering the house he said:

"I wish to do some good acts. Either let me knead the flour and bake the bread or allow me to look after the children."

"Very well, but I can do the job of kneading and baking better than you. You take care of the children till I finish baking the bread."

She went to knead the flour. Immediately he grilled some meat which he had brought and fed it to the children while saying to each and every one of them:

"My son, forgive Ali if he has failed in his duty towards you"

The flour got ready; she called: "Gentleman! Put fire in the oven:" He went and put fire in the oven. When flames rose up, he brought his face near the fire and said, "Taste the heat of this world. what answer are you going to give to God if you fail in your responsibilities towards orphans and widows."

By chance, a woman from the neighboring house came in. Recognizing the stranger, she cried: "Woe, don't you recognize the man who's working for you like a servant? He is -Amir aL-Mu'mineen (commander of the faithful) Ali bin Abi-Talib."

The widow came forward and shamefacedly cried: "Curse and shame to me. I beg your pardon:"

"No, I beg your pardon for I failed in my duty towards you." said Ali.

leaving the house, Ali started making some strange and funny faces and made the children laugh. a man who knew Ali and had come there, told him:

"oh, Amir-al_Mu'mineen, in all the years I've been with you, I'd never seen you do this kind of thing. what was the reason behind this behavior of yours?"

Ali replied: "when I entered this house, the children were sad and they were crying; I just wanted to make them happy and cause them to laugh before leaving this house; and this alone was the reason behind that behavior."

That's a nice tale. What is islamic about it?

the man was Ali. our first Imam.
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10/10/2016 9:59:18 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/9/2016 9:11:15 PM, lightseeker wrote:
At 10/9/2016 7:23:44 PM, Looncall wrote:
At 10/9/2016 4:35:33 PM, lightseeker wrote:
this is a true Islamic story .

The Stranger

Tired and exhausted with the water-skin on her back, she was gasping and going towards her house where her innocent children, their eyes fixed at the door, were eagerly waiting for the arrival of their mother. On her way, an unknown man approached her. He took the water-skin from her and placed it on his back and told the woman that he will carry it for her to her house.

The door opened and the children saw their mother entering the house with a stranger. He placed the water-skin on the ground and said:

"Well, it seems that you don't have anyone to fetch water for you; how come you are so forlorn?" he said.

"My husband was a soldier; Ali sent him to the frontier where he was killed. Now I am alone with these little children." said the woman.

The stranger said no more. Bowing down his head he went away. But the thought of the helpless window and orphans remained in his mind.

he rushed to his house, picked up a basket; put some meat, flour and dates in it; went straight to her house and knocked at the door.

"Who are you?"

"I am the man who brought your water. Now I have brought some food for the children"

"May God bless you and judge between us and Ali"

She opened the door. Entering the house he said:

"I wish to do some good acts. Either let me knead the flour and bake the bread or allow me to look after the children."

"Very well, but I can do the job of kneading and baking better than you. You take care of the children till I finish baking the bread."

She went to knead the flour. Immediately he grilled some meat which he had brought and fed it to the children while saying to each and every one of them:

"My son, forgive Ali if he has failed in his duty towards you"

The flour got ready; she called: "Gentleman! Put fire in the oven:" He went and put fire in the oven. When flames rose up, he brought his face near the fire and said, "Taste the heat of this world. what answer are you going to give to God if you fail in your responsibilities towards orphans and widows."

By chance, a woman from the neighboring house came in. Recognizing the stranger, she cried: "Woe, don't you recognize the man who's working for you like a servant? He is -Amir aL-Mu'mineen (commander of the faithful) Ali bin Abi-Talib."

The widow came forward and shamefacedly cried: "Curse and shame to me. I beg your pardon:"

"No, I beg your pardon for I failed in my duty towards you." said Ali.

leaving the house, Ali started making some strange and funny faces and made the children laugh. a man who knew Ali and had come there, told him:

"oh, Amir-al_Mu'mineen, in all the years I've been with you, I'd never seen you do this kind of thing. what was the reason behind this behavior of yours?"

Ali replied: "when I entered this house, the children were sad and they were crying; I just wanted to make them happy and cause them to laugh before leaving this house; and this alone was the reason behind that behavior."

That's a nice tale. What is islamic about it?

the man was Ali. our first Imam.

Thanks.
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