A Story of a Man of Allāh by Ustaz Amin Yusuf
In our last class, Ustadh Amin share with us a story of a man called Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad al-Jufri who lead a simple farmer’s life in Yemen. He attended to his field everyday and didn’t go into business like most of counterpart as he wanted to eat only from that which he was certain was Halal.
Due to this, he was known throughout the village as someone who could cure illness and one day a man come to a local doctor and told him that he has stomach discomfort, the doctor gave him some medicine but to no avail. The doctor then said to that man, “Go to Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad al-Jufri and he will cure you.”
Upon reaching the small hut, he asked Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad al-Jufri about the cure for his stomach discomfort and Abdul Rahman went over to his field and collected some produce of his field and made the sick man drink of it. He told the man to wait in the hut and that he will be cured by the evening.
The man noticed that from the time of Asr till Maghirb, Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad al-Jufri didn’t stop working at his field to do the Asr prayer and a thought came to him, “Doesn’t this man pray his Asr?” As evening came, the man of cured and he asked the Abdul Rahman, “I didn’t see you pray your Asr.” To that he replied, “I did.” The man asked, “How? When you were working in field and I saw you.”
Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad al-Jufri said, “Let me show you something and he brought the man to a door and after he opened the door, the man saw that there were 7 of Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad al-Jufri each attending to a different task. The man was astonished and Abdul Rahman said, “This is from the bounty of my Lord.”
Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad al-Jufri then went on to say that the reason why you are having this stomach discomfort is because your food intake is mixed with the ambiguous – you do not care about the source from which the food comes and you take that which is from interest knowingly while having the ability to avoid it. Thus the cure for you is to eat that which is Halal, Wholesome and Blessed and thus is the crops that I produce.
The man was so happy that he brought bags of money to repay his service but Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad al-Jufri refused and said to the man, “I have more than you, so don’t trouble yourself.” The man was puzzled, he said, “How so? When you live in this small hut?” Abdul Rahman smiled and said, “Let me show you.” and he brought the man to the fields overlooking the mountains. He asked, “What do you see O Man?” He said, “Mountains?” To that Abdul Rahman tap the man’s head a little and said, “What do see now?” and the man saw that the mountains were all gold. Abdul Rahman said, “Now you see why and this is all from being Obedient to Allāh.”
For many, Ramadan is a time of intensified devotion to Allah, especially through the recitation of the Quran. Indeed, the Qur’an is a principal instrument of knowledge and spiritual healing; a powerful manual of self-knowledge and development, and we do not fully comprehend its power upon the human soul.
Yet many of us remain unmoving to the shores of the ocean of the Qur’an, without fully internalizing and realizing the depth of its outward and inward realities.
The Prophet SAW was a living embodiment of the teachings found in the Qur’an. In our lifelong endeavours to emulate him SAW, Ramadan presents each one of us an opportune time to renew the process of “living the Qur’an” in 3 stages: reciting, reflecting, and implementing. Ustaz Amin Yusuf will be explaining each of the three stages in greater detail in this Ramadan discourse.
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