20 Sep Pearls of Wisdom
Following Hadith taken from “Gardens of the Righteous” :
A companion related: We were with the Holy Prophet (saw) in a campaign. We came to a shady tree and we left it for him to rest under. A pagan came and seeing the sword of the Holy Prophet (saw) which was hanging from the tree, drew it, and said to him: Do you fear me? He answered: No. Then the man asked: Now who will deliver you from me? The Holy Prophet (saw) answered: Allah. Thereupon the sword fell from the man’s hand and the Holy Prophet (saw) having secured it asked him: Who will now deliver you from me? The man said: Be a good captor. The Holy Prophet (saw) asked him: Will you affirm that there is no one worthy of worship save Allah and that I am His Messenger? The man said: No. But I promise you that I will not fight against you, nor will I join those who do so. The Holy Prophet (saw) let him go free. He went back to his people and told them: I have come back to you from one who is the best of mankind.