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    • The Importance of Zakat
    • It has been narrated from Abi {Abdullah (Imam) Sadiq (A.S), that he said: “Allah has not imposed anything more serious than ...
    • The Drunkard Caliph
    • Bahlool once arrived at Haroon’s palace to find him drinking wine. Haroon wanted to cover up his vice hence he put this question to him: Is it haram if one were to eat grapes? Certainly not. Replied Bahlool. How is it if one were to drink ...
    • Looking at Parents
    • The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family) said: “Every righteous child who casts a look of mercy and affection upon his parents shall be granted, for every look of his, rewards equivalent to ...
    • Haroon’s Anger on Bahlool
    • Haroon had employed some special secret officers to investigate and report on the actual faith and belief of Bahlool. The information passed to the Caliph was that Bahlool was ...
    • Debate with a Jurist
    • A Faqih (jurist) happened to come to Baghdad from Khorasan and Haroon Rashid invited him to his court. When he arrived, Haroon accorded him every honour and made him sit next to him. By chance Bahlool also appeared in the court and Haroon also ...
    • Bahlool Outstanding Wisdom
    • A trader accompanied by his slave was travelling in a boat to Basra. By chance Bahlool happened to travel in the same boat. The slave got perturbed with the storm in the river water and started panicking and crying. Bahlool seeked the ...
    • The Uncontrollable Flies
    • Haroon once told Bahlool that if he would give correct answer to a question, he would gift him with a thousand dinars in gold. Failing to give the answer, he would give instructions to ...
    • The Special Rank of Prayers
    • The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: “The first thing that Allah made obligatory upon my Ummah was ...
    • The Most Beloved Deed
    • [Ibne `Abbas states:] “I questioned the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family): Which deed is the most beloved in the eyes of Allah, the Mighty, the Glorious?” He (peace be upon him and his family) replied: ...
    • Heaven for Sale
    • Once sitting on the bank of a river and playing with mud, Bahlool was constructing small houses and gardens. At that moment, Zubeida - the wife of Haroon - happened to pass nearby. She asked what he was doing and the reply given was that he ...
    • Evaluation of Haroon
    • By chance once Haroon and Bahlool both were going to Hammam (a public bath). Haroon asked him: What would my value be if I were a slave? Bahlool replied: ...
    • Attachment to Parents
    • [A person once approached the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family) and said: “I have an old father and mother, who due to their attachment towards me, are not ...
    • Bahlool’s Advice to Haroon
    • Haroon Al-Rashid once requested Bahlool for his advice in matters of administration of his Caliphate. In reply Bahiool said: Suppose for a moment that you get ...
    • Prophet Magnanimity (PBUH) troubled Him
    • Being shaved his long mustache; he has disguised his dense white hair under a wig. For a while, the sentence which was reported by CNN sparkled in his mind, he was called a priest looking for an opportunity to be famous. He put his shoulders back and ...
    • A Question from Bahlool
    • Sitting in his palace gallery once, Haroon was enjoying the natural scenery of the greenery around and the flow of the river Tigris with the sound of water gushing forward. Bahlool happened to be there and Haroon said to him: ...
    • Bahlool Consulted By a Trader
    • A trader in Baghdad came in for consultation and addressed Bahlool as The Wise. He asked for his advice on which commodity to buy from which he could expect good profit. He was advised to ...
    • Just Like Gold
    • Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all ...
    • Correlation
    • When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to ...
    • What is meant by a Young Person?
    • Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) said to a man: “What is meant by a young person [Al-Fata] in your estimation?” The man replied, “A youth.” The Imam (A.S) replied, “No, the young person [Al-Fata] is ...
    • Genius
    • Genius ... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an ...
    • Dua’a is the Gist of Prayer
    • The Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) has been quoted as saying: “Seek help from God when in need, seek refuge with Him during afflictions, supplicate, and call upon Him, for ...
    • ON THE THRONE OF CALIPH
    • One day Bahlool entered Haroons palace and saw the throne of the Caliph to be vacant and none of his guards standing nearby. Immediately he went and sat on the throne. When the ...
    • Difference
    • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one ...
    • Truth
    • In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an ...
    • Great Work
    • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be ...