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Once the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – left his blessed house. There were a few children that were playing on the road. However, there was one child who was sitting on one side and he had very old clothes on his blessed body. He was sitting in a very sad and tearful state. The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – asked him why he was not playing with the other children and he replied without realising who he was talking to, “Please leave me alone. My father had passed away during one outing with the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and my mother remarried. They have decided to concentrate on themselves. I also have no money to look after myself. I have no food or drink and no house. When I saw this young children with good clothes and the fact that they had a father, I became sad and that is why I am crying.”

 

The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – took the hand of the small boy and said to him, “Are you not happy that I am your father and Ummul Mo’mineen Sayyidah Ayesha is your mother. Your sister is Sayyidah Fatima and your uncle is Hadrat Ali and Hasan and Husain are your brothers.”

 

He replied, “Certainly, I will be very happy with this.”

 

The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – then took the little boy to his house and gave him good clothes to wear. He was also cleaned and was fed. After this, the little boy returned laughing to his other friends. They asked him the reason for his joy and he replied, “I was hungry, I was fed. I was without good clothes, I was given good clothing. I was an orphan but now my father is the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and Sayyidah Ayesha is my mother. Sayyidah Fatima is my sister and Ali is my uncle and Hasan and Husain was my brothers.”

 

When the other children heard these words, they also wished that their fathers had passed away in some war.

 

This young boy always remained in the blessed company of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – until the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – passed away. When the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – passed away, he began to say that he had once again become an orphan. However, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bakr – may Allah be pleased with him – took him under his control and cared for him. (Al Qalyubi).

 

 

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