A Traveller in the Desert

141

views


Kufa was now the seat of the Islamic rule. The entire Muslim world with the exception of Damascus
looked towards Kufa for guidance. They travelled to Kufa often.
Two men were in each other's company on the road to Kufa. One was a Muslim and the other was a
non-Muslim. As they progressed, the non-Muslim traveller asked his companion:
I am going further than Kufa, to a small village where I live. Where are You going ?
His Muslim companion said:
I live in Kufa.
They proclaimed happily, discussing various things, helping each other, all in a spirit of cordiality. When
they drew near to Kufa, the non-Muslim took a side road towards his village. Just as he was about to bid
farewell, he observed that his Muslim companion was coming with him.
Didn't you tell me that you are going to Kufa where you lived?
The Muslim replied:
Yes, of course.
On this the non-Muslim inquired:
Then why were you coming this way? That is the only road leading to Kufa?
I know, said the Muslim, but we have long been companions. Our Prophet (S) said that when two are
companions to each other on a journey they have obligations and duties towards each other. You gave
me company and now it is my duty to follow you a few steps and then make a gentle departure.
No wonder that your Prophet (S) managed to spread his faith so quickly. His teachings were indeed
great.
And then it so happened that once the same non-Muslim entered Kufa. There he found that his Muslim
companion had been none other but the Khalifa of his time, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra). He soon became a
Muslim and remained the most faithful of companion of the Imam.

Pearls Of Wisdom , Assafina Publications, The World Federation of K.S.I Muslim Communities, London - 1985

Sharing is caring. Please spread the story around your friend and show your love to us! May Allah (swt) bless us, forgive us and give us more rewards.


THE THREE WISE MEN

One day some wise men, who were going about the country trying to find answers to some of the great questions of their time, came to Nasreddin’s district and asked...

TO TELL THE TRUTH

“Who did this?” asked my teacher. Thirty children tried to think about not only what they had done, but also what our teacher may have found out. “Who did this?”...

How to win your wife's heart (Part-32)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Thaur ibn Yazid (Ra) says that when Muadh ibn Jabal (Ra) used to offer the tahajjud (pre-dawn) prayers, he used to say:...

Abu Hurairah (Ra) and his Miraculous Bag of Dates

Abu Hurairah (Ra) tells the story of his miraculous bag of dates saying, “I was with the Prophet of Allah on a journey and the Prophet (SM) asked me, “O...

Yes! I Converted to Islam and here is Why? (Part-19)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Conversion to IslamIn my studies about Islam, I found out that Islam teaches the purest form of monotheism in the fullest...

How to win your wife's heart (Part-39)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Their signs are that they are strong in Islam, resolute in their softness; firm in their belief. They crave for knowledge and...

Abu Sa'id al-Kharraz (Part-1)

Abu Sa'id Ahmad ibn 'Isa al-Kharraz of Baghdad, a cobbler by trade, met Dho 'l-Nun al-Mesri and associated with Beshr al-Hafi and Sari al-Saqati. To him is attributed the formulation...