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  • 7/5/2005

Blessed Necklace

Jaber bin Abdullah Ansari, the Prophet's (PBUH) companion, says that a poor man came to Prophet (PBUH) and asked for help. The Prophet (PBUH) answered: "I do not have anything. Go to my daughter whose house is beside mine". He went to Fatimah's house and said: "Peace be upon you, O! The family of the Prophet (PBUH)" and asked for help. When Fatima (PBUH) got aware of his poverty, although she and her family did not have anything to eat for 3 days, she brought out the necklace which Hamzeh's son -her cousin- had presented her and told the man: "Take this and sell it. I hope that Allah gives you better than this". The man took the necklace and went to the Prophet (PBUH) and described what had happened. The Prophet (PBUH) cried and prayed for him. Ammar-e-Yaser (the Prophet's companion) stood up and after getting permission, bought the necklace instead of giving him food, cloth, an animal and cost of traveling. The Prophet (PBUH) asked the man: "Are you satisfied?" The man felt ashamed and thanked. Ammar put the necklace in a Yemeni cloth and perfumed it and dedicated it to the Prophet (PBUH) with his slave. The slave came to the Prophet (PBUH) and told the story. The Prophet (PBUH) offered the necklace and the slave to Fatima (PBUH). The slave came to Fatima (PBUH). She took the necklace and let the slave free. He smiled and when he was asked for the reason, he answered: "What a blessed necklace! It fed a hungry, covered a naked, made a pedestrian have an animal, made someone free from want, let a slave free and finally returned to its owner".

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