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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

#36


(36) Show compassion to all Creation. Nasr ibn Muhammad reports that Junyad realated that there was a sheikh in Damascus called Abu Musa al-Qumasi who was a man of Futuwwah; everyone praised him.

One day, the sheikh's house collapsed on top of him and his wife. When people began to dig in the ruins, they found his wife first. "Leave me," she said. "Go and try to find the sheikh and save him. He was sitting in a corner over there." They left the woman, dug where she pointed, and found the sheikh. "Leave me," he said. "Go and save my wife."


Each wanted the other to be saved. That is the state of those who are together for the sake of Allah and who are friends and brothers in the name of Allah. They are in that compassionate state at all times.


- from, The Way of Sufi Chivalry by Ibn al-Husayn al-Sulami , An interpretation by Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi

Isnad(Part2/ #36): Nasr b. Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Ya'qub-Ja'far b. Muhammad b. Nasr.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. There truly is a special sweetness and a unique bond when people come together with the love of Allah in their hearts.

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