Hasan al Basri (ra) was told, “So-and-so has gossiped about you.”  So, he sent him a dish of dates, with the message: “I heard that you had given me your Hasanat (good deeds) as a gift, and I want to return the favor; please excuse me for not being able to pay back in full.”


*actual rant removed.  JazakAllah khair Rebecca and Umm Layth*


4 thoughts on “hasanat

  1. This type of thing is a waste to respond to. Increase your reward by not mentioning it at all and ask Allah ta’ala to forgive them and grant them jannah; you know Allah ta’ala will handle it justly.

  2. On one hand, I really would like to ignore it. But on the other, if we turn a blind eye to this vicious behavior and don’t confront it, then we’re witnessing an evil and not moving to stop it.

    They probably won’t stop, but at least we’ve done our duty in warning them.

  3. You ask Allah ta’ala to rectify it; that is moving to stop it.

    In my class yesterday, the shaykh said that a step in following the spiritual path is not seeking justice for ourselves in the dunya, only concerning ourselves when the rights of others are transgressed.

  4. I’m sorry they are saying that about you guys. As humans we can really talk a lot of rubbish!

    I read something in Ash Shifaa yesterday that I think you may benefit from.

    ‘A’ishah (radhiyAllahu ‘anha) said, “I never saw the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, ever take revenge for an injustice done to him as long as it was not regarding one of the orders of Allah which must be respected. He never struck anyone with his hand at all except when doing jihad in the way of Allah. He never hit a servant or a woman.”

    Lots of good examples. Rebecca, thank you for the reminder.

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