Friday, 16 March 2012

The Apples and Sheikh Abdur Rahman Shaghouri

This is a nice story on helping people in following the true way of the Prophet. insha'Allah. 

“I watched for a moment as Sheikh Abdur Rahman Shaghouri stopped to buy some apples from a cart in front of the mosque. He took the plastic bag from the seller and filled it with the worst apples he could find nicked, bruised, and worm-holed which he chose as carefully as most people choose good ones, then paid for and with a smile shook hands with the man before we went up the hill to the sheikh’s home. Small and lithe, he had a light complexion, penetrating eyes, aquiline features with expressive lips, and a trimmed mustache and full beard. He dressed elegantly, wearing a few turns of white and gold cloth around a red fez on his head, a knee- length suit and vest over a shirt without a tie, and trousers tapering to the ankles. As we climbed higher and higher, I wanted to carry the bag, but he wouldn’t let me, saying that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) had said, The one who needs a thing is the one who should carry it. When I reflected on his strange shopping, I realized that it had been to save the apple man from having to throw any out. The incident summed up the sheikh’s personality and life, which was based on futuwwa or putting others ahead of oneself."

It shows how beautiful Islamic scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah can be, and that they represent the true Islam, as explained by the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). You will not see any other sect have such sincerity 

                                                    May we have such
 insha'Allah :)

The source of the story can be found here:

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