Monthly Archives: May 2004

Ka’ab Ibnu Malik

This moving story of Ka’ab ibnu Malik, and the incident of the Tabuk Expedition, has been a story from which the scholars have deliberated countless teachings to generations of muslims.

…Nobody stayed behind except those who were either hindered by a serious excuse or the hypocrites who told lies to Allâh and His Messenger. Some of those hypocrites’ lingering was due to an excuse based on forgery and delusion. Some others tarried, but didn’t ask for instant permission. But there were three believers who unjustifiably lingered. They were the ones whose faith Allâh tried, but later He returned to them in Mercy and accepted their repentance. One of the believers’ stories is recorded in an authentic hadith, from which generations of Muslim’s have taken lessons, morals and derived great benefit from…

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