» 5th February 2012
An Incident With Junayd Baghdadi (rahimahullah)
Junayd Baghdadi رحمة اللہ علیه was walking along the banks of the Tigris when a boat appeared in the river close to him. It carried some youngsters who looked like vagabonds. They were singing songs. In every situation when a group a young men sing and have fun, they do not fail to ridicule a religious man who happens to be there.
Accordingly, these young men lived up to the reputation of naughty boys and they made fun of the respected Junayd Baghdadi رحمة اللہ علیه. They also passed some nasty remarks on him. There was another man with him who asked him to curse them because at the same time as committing a sin by singing and frolicking, they also made fun of Allaah's friends.
Junayd Baghdadi رحمة اللہ علیه immediately raised his hands in prayer, "O Allaah! You have granted happiness to these young men in this world. Make their deeds such that they get happiness in the Hereafter too."
Observe! He did not despise them; they were creatures of his Allah سبحانه و تعالى.
[Mufti Taqi Usmani, Discourses on Islamic way of life, volume 4]
See also: Looking Down Upon Others - http://www.muftisays.com/forums/virtues/5806/looking-down-upon-others.html
» posted by Seifeddine-M on 5th February 2012 - 1 comment