Oct 29, 2012

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Advice of Luqman Hakeem (31)

Advice of Luqman Hakeem (31)

“There is nothing purer and better than the tongue and

heart if they are pure;

and nothing more malicious

then these two if they are wicked.”[1]



[1] (Tafseer ibn Katheer  Vol 3 Pg 536; Tafseer Baidawi Vol 3 , Pg 227)

  1. Asalamulikum.w

    So true, reminds me of the incident when his master had asked him to slaughter a sheep and bring two things which are the best and worst.

  2. Mufti Luqman Hansrot says:

    Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu
    Sister Zainab
    Hereunder is the incident you made reference to, this incident is mentioned in Tafseer Ibn Kathir under the Verse’s of Surah Luqman.

    حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ وَكِيعٍ ، قَالَ : ثَنَا أَبِي ، عَنْ أَبِي الأَشْهَبِ ، عَنْ خَالِدٍ الرَّبَعِيِّ ، قَالَ : ” كَانَ لُقْمَانُ عَبْدًا حَبَشِيًّا نَجَّارًا ، فَقَالَ لَهُ مَوْلاهُ : اذْبَحْ لَنَا هَذِهِ الشَّاةَ ، فَذَبَحَهَا . قَالَ : أَخْرِجْ أَطْيَبَ مُضْغَتَيْنِ فِيهَا ، فَأَخْرَجَ اللِّسَانَ وَالْقَلْبَ ، ثُمَّ مَكَثَ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ ، ثُمَّ قَالَ : اذْبَحْ لَنَا هَذِهِ الشَّاةَ ، فَذَبَحَهَا ، فَقَالَ : أَخْرِجْ أَخْبَثَ مُضْغَتَيْنِ فِيهَا ، فَأَخْرَجَ اللِّسَانَ وَالْقَلْبَ ، فَقَالَ لَهُ مَوْلاهُ : أَمَرْتُكَ أَنْ تُخْرِجَ أَطْيَبَ مُضْغَتَيْنِ فِيهَا فَأَخْرَجْتَهُمَا ، وَأَمَرْتُكَ أَنْ تُخْرِجَ أَخْبَثَ مُضْغَتَيْنِ فِيهَا فَأَخْرَجْتَهُمَا ! فَقَالَ لَهُ
    لُقْمَانُ : إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ شَيْءٍ أَطْيَبُ مِنْهُمَا إِذَا طَابَا ، وَلا أَخْبَثُ مِنْهُمَا إِذَا خَبُثَا

    (تفسير القرآن العظيم ,ابن كثير,دار الكتب العلمية,ج6,ص298)
    It is narrated from Khalid ibn Rabbie’ Luqman was a Black Slave who was a carpenter,His master said to him: “Slaughter this sheep for us”, so he slaughtered it. His master said: “Bring the best two pieces from it”, so he brought out the tongue and the heart. Then time passed, as much as Allah willed, and his master said: “Slaughter this sheep for us”, so he slaughtered it. His master said: “Bring the worst two pieces from it”, so he brought out the tongue and the heart. His master said to him: “I told you to bring out the best two pieces, and you brought these, then I told you to bring out the worst two pieces, and you brought these!”
    Luqman said:
    “There is nothing better than these if they are good, and there is nothing worse than these if they are bad.

    Mufti Luqman Hansrot

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