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18 June 2019 CE | 15 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Visitors of Allah

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who does Wudhu properly in his house, and then comes to the Masjid, is Allah’s visitor, and it is incumbent on the Host that He honour His guest.” [Tabarani]

Once upon a time there lived a pious man by the name of Ahmad in the city of Khurasan in Iran. One night a thief entered his house and began looking for something to steal. He searched for long but could not find anything. Ahmad was awake and he watched the thief silently.

When the thief was about to leave empty handed Ahmad called out: “Oh young man! Take the bucket and fill it with water. Then perform Wudhu and Salah. When something comes, I’ll give it to you. I don’t want you to leave my house empty handed.”

When the thief heard this he became afraid. Then he thought, “Since the owner of the house knows about me now, I might as well do as he says. If I refuse he might take me to the police.” So he took the bucket and filled it with water. Then he performed Wudhu and Salah.

A man came in the morning and gave Ahmad one hundred gold coins. Ahmad gave the coins to the thief and said, “Oh young man, take this. This is the payment of your one night’s Salah.”

On hearing this, the thief’s whole body began to shiver. His eyes began tearing. He cried and said: “Till now I was involved in wrong acts. I only worshipped Allah for one night and He favoured me with one hundred gold coins. If I were to worship Him for my whole life, I cannot imagine how much He will favour me.”

After saying this he repented from all his wrong work and began worshipping Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) night and day.

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