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We, the Fortunate Ummah!

5th December 2013

We, the ummat of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam, are without doubt the most fortunate. May Allah Ta’aalaa grant us the tawfeeq to appreciate this fact, aameen.

I have heard Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat (Hafizahullah) relate a hadith whereby Rasoolullaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam compares his ummat with other ummats with the following example.

A man hires a group of workers to work for him from morning till Dhuhr, followed by another group who work from Dhuhr till 'Asr. He pays the workers of both groups the going rate of one keraat each (take these two groups as the Yahood - Jews, and the Nasaaraa - Christians).

Then a third group work for him from 'Asr till Maghrib, however each worker from this group is paid two keraats even though they worked fewer hours (i.e. us, the fortunate ummah).

On hearing this, the workers from the first two groups complained of injustice. They were told that no injustice had taken place since the rate they were paid for their work was correct and if he decided to pay the third group more by his own will, then that was his choice.
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