2010/02/15

The Day of the Scarf


Narrated Aisha (ra)


There was a black slave girl belonging to an 'Arab tribe and they manumitted her but she remained with them. The slave girl said, "Once one of their girls (of that tribe) came out wearing a red leather scarf decorated with precious stones. It fell from her or she placed it somewhere.

A kite passed by that place, saw it lying there and mistaking it for a piece of meat, flew away with it. Those people searched for it but they did not find it. So they accused me of stealing it and started searching me and even searched my private parts." The slave girl further said, "By Allah! while I was standing (in that state) with those people, the same kite passed by them and dropped the red scarf and it fell amongst them. I told them, 'This is what you accused me of and I was innocent and now this is it.' " 'Aisha (ra) added:

That slave girl came to Allah's Apostle  (pbuh) and embraced Islam. She had a tent or a small room with a low roof in the mosque. Whenever she called on me, she had a talk with me and whenever she sat with me, she would recite the following: "The day of the scarf (band) was one of  the wonders of our Lord, verily He rescued me from the disbelievers' town. 'Aisha added: "Once I asked her, 'What is the matter with you? Whenever you sit with me, you always recite these poetic verses.' On that she told me the whole story."

Sahih Bukhari  1.430

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"Good deeds are not equal to the evil ones. Repel other's evil deeds with your good deeds. You will see that he with whom you had enmity, will become your close friend.
But none will attain this quality except those who patiently endure and none will attain this quality except those who are truly fortunate."

Chapter: 41, Verses 34-35, Al-Quran
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Melinda on February 15, 2010 at 11:50 PM said...

Oh my goodness! This site looks fabulous! I love all the changes Guiding Friends has made to the layout.

I also really loved this story. I would love to hear more such stories here at the Guiding Friends. I have learned so much from all of you.

Take care,

Melinda

baili on February 16, 2010 at 9:40 AM said...

slam brother great story i would love to read more,you have nice new changes on your blog i found it beautiful ,god bless you

Ibn Hanif on February 16, 2010 at 2:15 PM said...

Melinda, Thank you!

Baili,

Wa alaikum salaam Sister,

I'm collecting more stories from Hadith books. Keep visiting, you will see more, InshaAllah!

Nuriddeen bint Yusuf on June 17, 2010 at 2:03 AM said...

Wow! Masha Allah, such an evil event -them accusing her and violating her in that way but Masha Allah that it gave her a reason to leave the people of disbelief and become Muslim :-)!

 

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