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Insha'Allah I would appreciate some guidance on where to look for this:
It goes something like this: it is raining and the roads are muddy. A dog is sleeping on the sidewalk where there is no mud. The person wants to walk but if they go through the street, they'll get muddy so a thought enters their mind that they'll just wake the dog and have it move since it is an impure animal anyway, it doesn't matter if it gets muddy or not but their clothes are clean... and right away, it enters his heart that "your clothes may remain clean but you would have soiled your heart with pride thinking that you're better than a dog... if your clothes get dirt, you can wash them right way; but, if your heart gets soiled, it will take a lot of effort and years to clean it."
The person later said: "I learned tasawwuf from a dog."
Alhamdulillah, it was said that the narration could either be from Maulana Rumi رحمة الله عليه, Hasan al-Basri رحمة الله عليه, or Bahauddin Naqshibandi رحمة الله عليه. I was not successful in locating anything specific through a search on the Internet.
Alhamdulillah, one other suggestion was provided by User Invalidum who suggested it might be Shaykh Abdur Rahman Jami رحمة الله عليه, though he can't be sure. Again, I was not successful in locating anything specific through the Internet.
There is a sea of information out there and I don't know where to turn, where to look. I am not familiar enough with any of the above listed so it is a daunting task and then I don't know if I'm delving into something I shouldn't be - in terms of what I actually end up reading while searching for a simple story.
Help would be much appreciated insha'Allah.
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