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The Prophet's Compassion

Some of his companions narrated saying that he was once wearing a mantle with coarse edges and a Bedouin pulled him very hard, so much so that the edges left their marks on his shoulder. Then the Bedouin said, "O Muhammad! Load for me on these two camels of mine with the wealth of Allah which you have for you will not be loading for me anything of your own wealth nor the wealth of your father." The Prophet remained silent for a moment then said, "The wealth belongs to Allah and I am His servant; O Bedouin! Shall I seek retribution for what you have done to me?" The Bedouin said, "No." He said, "Why not?" The Bedouin said, "It is so because you do not reward evil with evil." The Prophet smiled then ordered barley to be loaded for him on one camel and dates on another.

Adopted from the book : "The Prophet Muhammad; a Mercy to the World" by : "Ayatullah Muhammad Sadiq al-Shirazi"

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