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Hadrat Sayyiduna Thaubaan May Allah be pleased with him narrates:

 

“Whenever Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him wished to undertake a journey, then the last person he used to visit and bid farewell to was Sayyidah Fatima May Allah be pleased with her. When he returned from any journey, she was the first person he used to visit on his return.

 

“Once, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him left on a certain expedition and as per his habit on his return, the first person he went to visit was Sayyidah Bibi Fatimah May Allah be pleased with her. However, when he approached her, he noticed that there was a thick covering over her front door and that Imam Hasan May Allah be pleased with him and Imam May Allah be pleased with him were wearing silver bangles. When h Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him saw this, he did not enter the house and left.

 

“When Sayyidah Bibi Fatima May Allah be pleased with her observed this and realised that these two things had restricted Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him from entering. She then tore up this covering into pieces and she took the silver bangles away from the hands of Hadrat Imam Hasan May Allah be pleased with him and Imam Husain May Allah be pleased with him.  She sent both of these items with her children to the blessed court of the Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him.

 

“When Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him saw these bangles in the hands of his blessed grandchildren, he took them away and then said to me, ‘O Thaubaan! Deliver this to a certain house. Fatima and her children are my family. I do not wish that they consume the pure things while they are in this world only. O Thaubaan! Purchase a cover or covering made from sinew and also two bangles made from ivory.’” (Abu Daud)

 

Lesson

 

Because she had placed a covering on which there was a picture on her front door and this was done innocently, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him indicated that such type of things should not be respected or accepted. As a matter of fact, to show respect to a picture of any animal is also Haraam.

 

At the same, we also learn that it is not permitted for boys to wear bangles made from silver. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon himclearly displayed his dissatisfaction in this regard. Through this example also, he also made it clear that he did not want his blessed family to be deceived by the wonders of this world or to concentrate on the wonders of this world. This is the reason that these were given away to another poor person.

 

This also teaches us that when a person realizes that he has made a mistake about certain things, he should immediately rectify himself when he comes to know or is informed by another person. A Muslim should never delay in these types of action no matter how much of sacrifices he had to give in this regard.

Muslim sisters should also be on the lookout for certain incorrect actions being committed by other Muslim sisters so that they can be corrected. Sometimes, when a person standing in front hides their anger, then in this case the mistake being committed by the other person cannot be corrected.

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