Let this be a lesson
Watch out - there's an angel about. Another endarkening Hadith from Khalifah:
Ibn Ishaq said: Yazid bin Ruman told me that `Urwah bin Az-Zubayr or one of the other scholars said that Jibril came to the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم when he was performing Tawaf around the House (the Ka`bah). He (Jibril) stood and the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم stood next to him.
Al-Aswad Ibn Al-Mutalib passed by, and he (Jibril) threw a green leaf in his face, and he became blind.
Al-Aswad bin `Abd Yaghuth passed by, and he (Jibril) pointed to his stomach, which swelled up and he died (of dropsy).
Al-Walid bin Al-Mughirah passed by, and he (Jibril) pointed at a wound on lower of his ankle, which he got two years earlier when he once was trailing his garment and he passed by a man who was feathering his arrows. One of the arrows got caught in his garment and scratched his foot. It was an insignificant wound, but now it opened again and he died of it.
Rotten luck. Now that's what I call "remoteness of damage", both tortious and torturous. For a woman it is particularly difficult to proceed. If you don't trail your garments, you're uncovered meat, but if you do, you risk a scratch from a feathered arrow -- and we all know where that leads.
Al-`As bin Wa'il passed by, and he (Jibril) pointed to the instep of his foot. He (Al-`As) set off on his donkey, heading for At-Ta'if. He rested by a thorny tree, a thorn pierced his foot and he died from it.
Al-Harith bin At-Talatilah passed by and he (Jibril) pointed at his head. It filled with pus and killed him.'
Moral anyone? Feather your nest and not your arrows? Don't walk past when Jibril is standing next to the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم when he is performing Tawaf around the House? Mend your ways, whatever those ways might be, and Allah, SWT, knows best?
Posted on 05/31/2011 2:43 PM by Mary Jackson