Tooba For The Strangers, Part 2


Aboo Bakr ‘Abdullaah Ibn Humayd recited the following lines of poetry:

Someone wearing threadbare
garments, mocked by all –

It is well possible that the world
be safe from his evil.

Penniless is he and it only
takes note of the affluent.

Yet, if he took an oath by Allaah,
the oath would He implement.

Likewise, Ibraheem Ibn Al-Junayd recited:

Indeed, it is well possible that one wearing
rags, disheveled and dusty,

Turned away from every door,
facing difficulty,

Obedient, fearing Allaah in all his affairs.

From sadness he almost collapses.

But if he were to take a thousand oaths
all of them would He implement.

His answer and assistance,
he fully warrants.

Mu’aad Ibn Jabal reports, with his conversation with ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab, that the Messenger of Allaah said:

“Allaah, Might and Magnificent, loves the unknown, pious and righteous people; those who are not missed when absent and who go unnoticed when present; their hearts are niches of guidance and they emerge [unscathed] from every dark, blinding tribulation.”

Concerning the strangers, ‘Alee (ra) said:

“They live in this world with their bodies but their souls are attached to heavenly matters, they are the ambassadors of Allaah in His lands and His callers to His Religion. O how I desire to see them!” [Aboo Nu’aym, 1/79]

[Taken from “The Journey Of The Strangers” translated by Shaykh Aboo Rumaysah]

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