Assalamualaikum dear readers,
From today onwards, I would like to share with you inspiring stories from @ponderingmuslim on every Friday, on my "Food For Soul" section. Hope it awaken and incite you to be a better Muslim/Muslimah as much as I hope it will for me, insyaAllah... :)
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Ibn Aqeel Rahmatullah alayh was really poor, one day he was doing tawaaf around the kaaba and he spotted a necklace. Being a poor man, he was tempted to take it thinking that he'd be able to provide for himself and no one would even realise it's been taken, but fear of Allah stopped him. But now that he lifted the necklace he felt like he had to find out whom it belonged to.
After announcing it to the people, a blind man approached saying it belonged to him.. He stopped for a moment and thought, 'the man's blind, i could easily walk away from him with the necklace and he wouldn't realise, he can't even see me so i wouldn't get caught' - But again the fear of Allah stopped him and he returned the necklace and made du'aa that Allah Ta'aala provides for Him.
He then reached a little village called hallaah, the people of the village noticed that a pious man has entered and so approached him saying their Imaam passed away and asked him to lead salaah, so He did, after salaah they asked him if he could be their new Imaam, he had nothing to lose, he'd be getting a place to stay as well as lots of thawaab, so he agreed.
He settled down in the village and after some time, the people of the village asked him if he was willing to marry the previous Imaams daughter as the Imaam had written it in his will that His daughter be given to a pious man, he accepted and soon noticed that his wife had on the same necklace that he found during tawaaf, he was really puzzled so questioned her and told her about the situation, she said the necklace was a gift given to her by her father.
Allah accepted both their duaa's, the poor man made du'aa Allah provides for him, and he was provided for in many ways and the father made du'aa at that point that "Oh Allah give my daughter a trustworthy husband like this man, and he was the one who married her"