HOW MAULANA SHEHU BARHAMA HEEDED TO THE COMMAND OF ALLAH DURING HAJJ IN SPITE OF BEING CHEATED BY A BOOK SELLER
Category : SHEIKH IBRAHIM'S BOOKS
A very interesting and amazing narrative attributed to his personal Secretary Sheikh Barhama Diop has it that, once they were making Hajj while Sheikh was being followed by a large entourage of his murids from different countries.
They accompanied him to a bookshop to buy a book. Within a short while he went back with them to get another book. Upon entering the bookshop, this dishonest bookseller made a false claim that Sheikh did not pay him for the first book before he left.
Sheikh said he really paid. But he insisted he didn’t pay him. However to the surprise of his entourage, Sheikh decided not to engage in an argument with him and repaid him again after buying another book.
This scenario aggravated his companions. And as they were walking away, Sheikh began to talk to them in a jovial manner when he realized they were sad about the deceitful and dishonest attitude of the book seller towards him and the fact that he disallowed them from dealing with him.
Then he gave them a sigh of relief by quoting a direct command of Allah where He says about the code of ethics during Hajj:
“الحج أشهر المعلومات فمن فرض فيهن الحج فلا رفث ولا فسوق ولا جدال في الحج…”
“Hajj is one of the known sacred months. So whoever mandated Hajj in them should not commit any act of intimacy (with his wife) or commit any act of promiscuity and there is no argument in Hajj….”
So with the point, “….There is no argument in Hajj….” His murids felt relieved that, he did follow the command of Allah by repaying the book seller…..
Allahu Akbar how many people would tolerate that challenging moment….???
Reported by: Husseini Yushau BabalWaiz, New York.