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Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdus Samad – may Allah be pleased with him –narrates, “One night, Hadrat Sayyiduna Fuzail bin Ayyaz – may Allah be pleased with him – made Du’a to Allah Almighty, ‘O Allah Who is All Merciful All Beneficent. You have kept me and my family hungry and have kept me and my family without clothes.’”
It is reported that this family lived in this condition for three days in which there was no food in the house. For three days, no fire was lit in the house to prepare food.
Hadrat Sayyiduna Fuzail bin Ayyaz – may Allah be pleased with him – then made Du’a to Allah Almighty, “O Allah, which action of mine has become so beloved you You that You have blessed me in this fashion. After all, this is only that gift which You bestow upon Your Awliya! Such a great gift is not given to any ordinary person. O Allah! If this state in also seen in the third day, then I will know that I also have a certain state in Your Divine Court.”
The narrator continues that on the fourth day, the great Saint heard a knock on the door and when he opened the door, he saw someone standing at the door.
When Hadrat Sayyiduna Fuzail bin Ayyaz – may Allah be pleased with him – asked who he was, he replied that he was a messenger from Abdullah ibn Mubaarak and that he had sent a note plus a pouch of Dinaars. On the note was written the following message, “This year, I could not come for Hajj and I am sending you this much of money, please accept this as a humble gift”.
When the Hadrat Sayyiduna Fuzail bin Ayyaz – may Allah be pleased with him – read this note, he began to weep and then declared, “From the beginning I knew that I was not such a lucky person in that I would be blessed with that special gift which is given to the Awliya. Where am I qualified enough to be able to receive this gift of poverty?”
From this, we come to learn that the Awliya considered all of these problems as not problems but as a Divine gift. Of course, the world today thinks about it in a completely different light. Most people feel that they have done some great harm or that they have bad luck in their lives or some even claim that someone has done black magic to them, hence they have no money, etc. The list of complaints go on and on. Least do people realise that this is a test from Allah Almighty to see how much of patience and reliance one is able to display so that not only are you rewarded in this world but also rewarded in the Hereafter.