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A Very Touching Hajj Story !
A Very Touching Hajj Story !
Assalamu-alaykum, Dear Guest of Allah
Soon you will be departing for the city of Allah Ta’aala. The angels will follow your progress from the skies and graciously escort you into the Blessed City of Makkah Muazzamah. Not only will they match you in your heartfelt cry of “Labayk”, but the very rocks and stones which you pass by will echo your “Labayk”.
Yes, your long cherished hopes will soon be realized, your tearful Du’aas shortly answered. In fact, one could forgive you if you are passing these days starry eyed and somewhat confused. “Is this all true? Perhaps I will wake up and find out that I was but dreaming!”
O, Hajee, the sweet Mercies of Allah always seem like dreams. Marvel at your good fortune and your awesome destiny. Indeed it is not your wealth that takes you, for many are the miserable millionaires who like last year and the year before promised themselves that they will go for Hajj, but never got down to it. They die rich in wealth but bankrupt in Imaan.
My name is gossip. I am your worst enemy. I am the cancer of your Thawaab and your good deeds. I have no respect for justice. I maim the innocent without killing them. I disfigure reputations for life. I break hearts and ruin happiness. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. No one should feel safe from my clutches. The more I am quoted, the more I am believed. I flourish at every level of society..
All my victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me, because I have no name or face. To track me down is impossible. The harder you try the more elusive I become. I am nobody’s friend. Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never quite the same.
I topple governments, wreck marriages, destroy partnerships and demolish old friendships. I ruin careers, cause sleepless nights, heartache and indigestion. I spawn suspicion and generate grief. I set brother against brother, husband against wife. I gain great satisfaction when they tear one another apart. O, how I celebrate when human beings tongues spi venom and poison! Even my name hisses. I am called gossip. I make headlines and am the talk of the town.
I am an expert at camouflaging myself. Have you not heard how holy people sound before they quote me:
“I don’t want to run him down, but…”
“I know we must not speak badly of him, but…”
“I could be wrong, but…”
A last word of advice, before you repeat a story, ask yourself, “Is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary?”
If not, don’t say it.
Allah Ta'aala says, “And do not gossip about one another. Does anyone of you love to eat the flesh of his brother; you dislike it.”
Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Gheebat is worse than Zina" (Mishkaat)
And what was the opinion of Nabi Salallahu alaihi wasallam concerning his beloved wife, Hadhrat Ayesha Radiallahu anha? Rasulullah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said that "The superiority of `Aisha to other ladies is like the superiority of Tharid (i.e. a meat and bread dish) to other meals."
Once Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said to her: "You were shown to me in a dream. An angel brought you to me, wrapped in a piece of silken cloth, and said to me, 'This is your wife.' I removed the piece of cloth from your face, and there you were." I said to myself. 'If it is from Allah, then it will surely be.’ Thus Allah Ta’ala chose Hadhrat Ayesha Radiallahu anha to be the wife of his beloved Nabi Salallahu alaihi wasallam.
When the mother of believers, Ummu Salamah (may Allah be pleased with her), asked the Prophet (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) to order people to give him the gifts wherever he is rather than only when he is with Aisha, he said: “Do not hurt me regarding Aisha, as the Divine Inspirations do not come to me on any of the beds except that of Aisha.”
His daughter Fatima (may Allah be pleased with her) asked him the same and he replied: “O my daughter! Don't you love whom I love?" She replied in the affirmative.
The messenger of Allah Ta’ala loved her more than anyone else so much so that he declared in front of his companions when Amru Ibn Al ‘Aas asked him: ‘Who is the most beloved person to you?" He said, " `Aisha’ (Radiallahu anha)”.