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    Lets us Listen and Act

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

    [This message has been edited by Tanhaa (edited January 16, 2002).]