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  • Writer's pictureShaykha Umm Musa

Ibn Umar & The Shepard {Fear of Allah}

Ibn Umar رضي الله عنه was once travelling, he saw a shepard with his sheep. Ibn Umar approached the shepard and asked him for some milk from the sheep. The shepard replied, 'there's no milk from the sheep.'

Then Ibn Umar asked for one of the sheep, he asked the shepard to sell one of his sheep to him.

The shepard replied, 'the sheep are not mine.'

Ibn Umar told him, 'tell the owner of the herd of sheep that wolves stole a sheep.'

The man said, 'What about Allah?!'

Ibn Umar kept that in his mind. Because of the shepard's honesty he bought the shepard and bought the heard too. Then he manumitted the shepard because of the fear of Allah and concern about Allah the shepard had.

See how honesty and the fear of Allah saves people in this life and the hereafter. In addition to that, it keeps them away from the hell fire!

Trust in Allah, fear of Allah, having awe of Allah will find you a way out of ANYTHING!

- Shaykh Musa Jibril حفظه الله

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