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)

2 thoughts on “Advice of Luqman Hakeem (31)

  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. 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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