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The Prophet of Allah (pbuh) was gentle and merciful with them in spite of their harshness

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
48 2024/05/05 2024/06/17
Article translated to : العربية

He would use kindness in dealing with them, and this is made clear from the narration of the Bedouin man who urinated in the mosque.
 

Anas ibn Maalik (a Companion) said

“While we were in the mosque with the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, a Bedouin came and started urinating in the mosque. The Companions of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Stop, stop!” The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Do not interrupt him; leave him alone.” So they left him alone until he had finished urinating, then the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, called him and said to him: “These mosques are not a place for urine or anything filthy, rather they are for the remembrance of Allah, prayer and reading Quran.” Then he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, ordered a man to bring a bucket of water and he poured it over the urine.”

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Abu Hurayrah (a Companion) said

“A Bedouin entered the Mosque while the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was sitting in it, so he prayed and then said: ‘O Allah, have mercy on me and Muhammad, and do not havemercy on anyone besides us!’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, turned to him and said: ‘You have confined a vast thing [meaning the Mercy of Allah].’ The same man later urinated in the mosque, so the people ran towards him. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, told them: ‘Pour a bucket of water over it.’ He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then said ‘You were only sent to make things easy, not to make things difficult.’”

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In another narration: “The Bedouin man said after he gained some understanding: ‘The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then came to me, may my mother and father be sacrificed for him, and he did not criticize me or curse me. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘These mosques are not to be urinated in, they were only built for the remembrance of Allah and prayer.’ He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then ordered for a bucket of water to be poured on the urine.”3

المراجع

  1. Reported by Al-Bukhaari (219) and Muslim (285).
  2.  Reported by Al-Bukhaari (220) and At-Tirmithi (147) and the wording is for At-Tirmithi.
  3.  Reported by Ibn Maajah (529).
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