Ibn Malik reports that a Bedouin came to the Messenger of Allah
and greeted him in the mosque. The
Messenger of Allah asked him where he came from. The Bedouin said: "I come from far seeking answers to some questions." Our Prophet (SAW) told him to ask his questions.
I wish to be an intelligent man, what should I do?
Prophet Replies- Fear Allah
I wish to be a loyal servant to Allah and do what He wants me to do:
Holy Prophet Replies- Read the Qur'an.
I wish to be enlightened and have peace of heart
Holy Prophet Replies- Remember Death
I wish to be protected against enemies
Holy Prophet Replies- Trust in Allah
I wish to follow the Straight Path
Holy Prophet Replies- Do good to others for Allah´s sake
What should I do so that Allah does not abase me?
Holy Prophet Replies- Do not respond to the desires of your flesh.
I wish to have a long life
Holy Prophet Replies- Praise and thank Allah
I wish for prosperity
Holy Prophet Replies- Be in a state of ablution at all times
How can I save myself from the hellfire?
Holy Prophet Replies- Protect your eyes and yourtongue and your hands and
what is below your waistline against evil.
How can I cleanse myself from my sins?
Holy Prophet Replies- Shed tears for what you have done and repent by
undoing what you have done wrong.
I wish to be a respectable person.
Holy Prophet Replies- Then don't divulge the wrong doings of anybody.
What should I do to protect myself from the tortures of the grave?
Holy Prophet Replies- Recite the Surah Mulk.
What should one do to be rich?
Holy Prophet Replies- Read the Surah Muzammil.
How should I calm my fear of the day of last judgment?
Holy Prophet Replies- Remember Allah before you eat anything and before you sleep.
What should I do to feel the presence of Allah when I make my prayers
Holy Prophet Replies- Give the utmost care in taking your ablutions and in being clean and pure.
"He who leaveth home in search of knowledge, walketh in the path of Allah."
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