The great Shaykh along with his many followers was travelling to Hajj when they happened to pass through a village. In need of water they found a well where they made ablution, however Shakh Andalusi seemed to be taken by a beautiful young Christian girl who was nearby. So taken with her was the great Shaykh that he ignored his companion’s advice and in fact refused to continue the journey. With heavy hearts the rest of his group left leaving Shaykh Andalusi behind.
He declared his
Updated 21-07-2011 at 06:31 PM by ummitaalib
Many will be familiar with the famous heart rending love story of Majnoon and Laylaa. Majnoon was in fact Qais ibn Aamir and he was a pious young man. When he fell in love with Laylaa he wanted to marry her but unfortunately (or fortunately, one changes one’s mind as the story unfolds) their families stood in the way of their being united. It is said that he used to walk down her street and touch the walls and even the dog which wandered the area as everything connected to his beloved was beloved
A man had bought a goat and was on his way home when a few people decided to trick him out of it. As he walked with the goat the first person greeted him and commented, “Nice dog”. The man immediately said angrily, “Cant you see? It’s a goat!”, and so saying carried on. Further on a second man said the same thing. This time he looked back at the goat and with a little less confidence said, “It’s a goat”.
When a third person did the same he became doubtful and his confidence dwindled
Updated 21-07-2011 at 06:30 PM by ummitaalib
Talking of Mothers on:
reminded me of this story about the mother of Imam Ghazali and his brother.
Being an Imam of the masjid, the great Imam once complained to his mother that his brother, Ahmed, did not perform salaat behind him. She in turn reprimanded the younger son and he therefore began attending jamaa’at at the masjid.
During this time Imam Ghazali
Updated 21-07-2011 at 09:03 AM by ummitaalib
Zoon Noon Misri relates the observance of one of his devotees.
A state of ecstasy had overtaken a person and he was roaming around in this state. He passed by a house where a mother was severely scolding her child. She was so angry that she slapped him and then told him to go where he pleased and shut the door. The person observed the child who was very upset and crying wretchedly. He started walking away as if to state that he didn’t need his mother. He roamed around from one place
Updated 21-07-2011 at 09:00 AM by ummitaalib