I'm so happy yesterday because me and my family went to Maulidur Rasul event at Woodlands Stadium yesterday night. I simply love the majlis as it is an event where the talk is about remembering Rasulullah's harships in spreading Islam and stories that happened to Rasulullah s.a.w that moved many to tears.
What's more interesting, was the panel that are well known none other than, Dato Ustaz Abu Hassan Din, and Dr Fatris Bakaram. The topic was Isra' wal Mi'raj. It tells us the night about Rasulullah's journey to meet Allah in receiving the prayers command, from 40 down straight to only 5. SubhanAllah :) No matter how many times I have heard about this, we don't feel bored at all, right, :)
Then comes the most downhearted story happened to Rasulullah s.a.w. Here's the story..about Rasulullah s.a.w and the Jewish woman. Once, Rasulullah s.a.w and the sahabah walked down a lane at a housing area and there was always this Jewish woman who hated Rasulullah s.a.w so much that whenever he walked past, she would spit at Rasulullah s.a.w but Rasulullah remain calm and not being angry. The old Jewish woman repeatedly doing the same thing everytime Rasulullah s.a.w walked at the lane.
One day.. when Rasulullah s.a.w walked at the lane, and expected the Jewish woman to do the same thing as before but on that particular day, the old Jewish woman did not spit at him again and this made Rasulullah s.a.w wonder. Allah..Can you imagine readers, Rasulullah s.a.w even wonder why didnt the woman spit at him again.. If we are in Rasulullah's situation where someone spit at us repeatedly, what will your automatic reaction? We will be angry, furious and not even want to walk at that lane again right, but Rasulullah s.a.w did not.. Rasulullah was not angry, but remain calm...
So when Rasulullah s.a.w asked one of her neighbours what happened to her and they said that she fell sick. Without any hesitation, Rasulullah s.a.w went to her house and pay her a visit. Subhanallah, When Rasulullah s.a.w visited her, the woman who was in a bad condition, asked, " Who are you?" replied Rasulullah s.a.w nicely, " I am Rasulullah"
feeling puzzled, she asked again,"Who?" and Rasulullah s.a.w said nicely again " I'm the one that you always spit at.."
Upon hearing it, the old Jewish woman cried and was remorseful of her past, bad, immoral actions to Rasulullah s.a.w . Due to Rasulullah's excellent character, in the end, the old Jewish woman revert to Islam... :) The end.. Beautiful isn' it despite being hurt continuously, but Rasulullah s.a.w did not retaliate nor response with harsh comments but just by portraying his excellent character, could attract one to Islam.
Now that was the main point the ustaz wanted to highlight yesterday. By showing good character, as it is the first step in attracting people to see the beauty of Islam. :)