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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Carrying wine bottles and going along with prostitutes!!

يحمل زجاجات الخمر .. ويصاحب بنات الهوى

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

يحكى أن السلطان العثماني بيازيد رأى هاتفاً في المنام فانتفض من مرقده، وأمر أمين سرّه أن يجهز بعض النفر كي يذهبوا جميعاً إلى مكان ما، دون أن يسأله عن الأسباب.. ولكن أعلمه أن هاتفاً جاءه في المنام
قصد السلطان وصاحبه والحاشية متنكرين المكان المقصود على حسب ما جاء في المنام ولدى وصولهم إليه وجدوا أنه حي سكني من ذوي الحال الميسور، ورأوا لفيفاً من الناس مجتمعين حول شخص ميت للتو.
فسألهم السلطان: ما الأمر؟
فأجابوه أن هذا شخص يعمل في حيهم منذ مدة طويلة وكان مثال الجد والتفاني في عمله كنعّال لحوافر الخيل وكان يحصّل الأجر الوفير من عمله.
فسألهم: لماذا لا تدفنوه إذاً؟
فقالوا: إننا لا نعلم أين يسكن و لا من أين يأتي كل يوم، ثم إنه رغم جدّه في عمله كان منبوذاً من كل أهل الحي لأنه كان بعد انتهاء عمله يشاهد حاملاً زجاجات الخمر ومصاحباً لبنات الهوى.
لذلك حين توفي أقسمنا أن نتركه هكذا دون دفن.
فأشار عليهم السلطان أن يخلّصهم من جثته؛ فوافقوا
حمل النفر الجثة وساروا بها، فهمس السلطان في أذن أمين سره أن يدفنه في باحة مسجده (المشهور حتى يومنا هذا – في استانبول) حسب ما جاءه في الحلم؛ فحاول أمين السر أن يعترض مفسراً له:يا سيدي السلطان.. بعد العمر الطويل ستدفن في ذلك المكان و لا يصح أبداً أن يكون قبرك مجاوراً لقبر ميت كهذا، فقطع عليه الطريق وأمره أن ينفذ دونما اعتراض، ودفن الرجل في مسجد بيازيد
بقي السلطان حائراً في أمره وقضّ عليه مضجعه، وهو يريد أن يعرف حقيقة أمر ذلك الرجل الميت وحاول مراراً أن يقصد ذلك الحي الذي التقطه منه عسى أن يعثر على بصيص أمل يقربه من الحقيقة إلى أن عثر بعد فترة على عجوز هرم على عكازين كان يعرف المتوفى لأن النعال ساعده ذات يوم ماطر بارد للوصول إلى بيته و أسرّ إليه أنه يسكن في مكان قريب من حيّه فدلّه عليه، وكان الحي في الطرف البعيد من اسطنبول، فقصد السلطان المكان وهو متنكر أيضاً وسأل أهل الحي عن بيت نعال الخيول فدلوه عليه؛
طرق الباب ففتحت له امرأة وقالت له بعد أن ألقى السلام
لقد توفي زوجي.. أليس كذلك؟
فقال: نعم، وجلس ينظر في زوايا الغرفة الصغيرة التي تقطنها مع أولادها فتعجب السلطان وقال:
لماذا أنتم على هذه الحال من الفقر وقد علمت أن زوجك المرحوم كان يجني مالاً كثيراً؟
أجابته المرأة: لقد كان زوجي الصالح يأتي كل يوم بالقليل من المال ما يسد به رمقنا لمعيشة يوم واحد.
فسألها: زوج صالح؟!! لقد سمعت أنه كان ينصرف من عمله للّهو وشرب الخمور
فتبسّمت وقالت لقد كان ينصرف من عمله ويأتي سيراً على قدميه، فكلما رأى رجلاً من حاملي زجاجات الخمر كان يحاول إقناعه بالعدول عن المحرمات فيأخذها منه ويدفع له ثمنها ليكسرها ويهدرها، أما بنات الهوى فكان يمسك بيد الواحدة منهن وينصحها ويجعلها تعدل عن فعلها للحرام ويوصلها إلى بيتها بعد أن يدفع لها المال، وكنت أنصحه دائماً أن ينقل عمله إلى حيّنا فيقول: وهل في حينا من يملك قوت يومه كي ينفق على حماره أو بغله؟!.
قلت له مرة ماذا لو حانت ساعتك وتوفيت في ذلك الحي البعيد حيث لا أحد يعرف أهلك أو بيتك؟
فرد عليّ: إن الله معنا و السلطان بيازيد سيتولى كل شيء بإذن الله
و ها أنت السلطان بيازيد عندنا

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هذه القصة الجميلة ذات العبر المفيدة تبين أولا أن لا نتهم أحدا بشيء لا نعرف حاله حتى نتأكد منه وكأنما الحال يقول لذلك النفر الذين اتهموه بشرب الخمر ومصاحبة النساء بقوله تعالى ((يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن جَاءكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَأٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَن تُصِيبُوا قَوْمًا بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَى مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ))وأيضا تبين صلاح ذاك الحاكم والسلطان المسلم الذي بين الله تعالى له تلك الرؤية في المنام حتى ألهمه صلاح وخير ذاك الرجل الصالح.
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وصلتني عبر البريد الالكتروني قبل فترة طويلة ، أحببتها جداً ، أتمنى أن تعجبكم.



Carrying wine bottles and going along with prostitutes!!

In the Name Of Allah

The story began with the Ottoman Sultan called Bayezid who got a vision while he was sleeping. So, he woke up immediately and ordered his secretary to collect a group to go out to somewhere at once, but he told him that he got a vision when he was sleeping.
The sultan with his servants went to the intended place as it came in the vision and they were disguised. When they reached the place, they found out that it's a district for rich people and they saw people surrounded a man died right away.
The sultan asked: what's happened?!!
They replied: this man worked in our neighborhood for a long time and he was great example for devotion and self-denial in his job as a blacksmith.
So he said: why you don't bury him?!!
They replied: we don't know where he live and from where he come everyday and although he was skillfulness in his job,, he was neglecting by people because after his work, people see him carry wine bottles and accompany prostitutes!!
So, when he died, we decided to leave his body and not bury him. The sultan suggested taking the body with him, so they agreed.
The sultan servants carried the body and while they are in their way,, sultan whispered to his secretary to bury the man in his mosque courtyard ( a famous mosque in Istanbul nowadays) according to the vision. The secretary refused this idea and said: oh dear sultan, after years you will bury in the same place, how you want someone like this dead man to bury in same place and be close to your grave, but the sultan said his word and asked him to do it without any discussion. So, they buried that man in the hall of Beyazit mosque.

The sultan was confused and couldn’t sleep well and he was thinking about that man and his story. So, he disguised and went back many times to that neighborhood to know anything about that man or where he lived. Until he found an old man with walking sticks that told him, the blacksmith helped him once to go to his house in cold rainy day and the blacksmith told him that he living nearby him in a specific neighborhood.

So, the sultan went to that neighborhood and asked people about the house of blacksmith. They directed him to the house, he knocked the door and then a woman opened. After he greeted her she said: my husband died…isn't it?!!
He replied: Yes, while he was looking with wonder to that small room where she is living with her kids. Then he asked her: why you are so poor and your husband used to gain a lot of money?!!
She replied: My devoted husband used to come every day with little money that enough for one day living.
He said: devoted husband?!!! I heard that he used to spend his time and money after work in useless things,, to play and waste time.
She smiled and said:
He used to leave his work and come back on his feet. So, each time he meet a person carrying wine bottles, he tries to convince him to leave this thing and he buys all wine bottles from him and then break it down and pour out all wine on ground. Also, each time he meet one of prostitutes, he advises her to leave this dirty road till she convinces, then he accompanies her to her house and gives her a money. I always advised him to move his work to our neighborhood, but he says that people of our neighborhood much poor to need a blacksmith and they can barely find what they need for each day.

I once asked him: what if you died there and people there don't know you or know your family and house?!!
He replied: God is with us and sultan Bayezid will take care of everything by God willing.
And here you are Sultan Bayezid!

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It's a very touching story, I really loved it so much and I believe it's true and God will take care of anyone who is devoted, pious and honest. I received this story by e-mail a long time ago. I decided it's really pretty story to share it with you. Hope you will love it and get the idea!

((O ye who believe! If an evil liver bring you tidings, verify it, lest ye smite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what ye did.)) 49:6

{it’s a quick translation ,,,hope I did well}

17 Comments:

Anonymous hamede said...

V good.

10/12/2006 1:25 PM  
Blogger I love Munich said...

It is a VERY GOOD translation dear ... and I like the story a LOT! It is all about trust of the just and honest people in Allah ...
BEAUTIFUL dear, really!!

BIG HUG!!! :)

10/12/2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Sami Majed said...

Mashallah! Nice blog with very nice fiducial touches .. God Bless You Sister..

10/12/2006 8:56 PM  
Blogger Tristan Vick said...

((O ye who believe! If an evil liver bring you tidings, verify it, lest ye smite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what ye did.)) 49:6

This has a very straight forward message to it. But like much of the Koran it borrows from already recorded sayings. I mean, you read this verse of the Koran and you realize that what it leaves out is kind of important, since what it doesn't say forces followers into a 'right of deliverance' by action based deeds.

However, as I recall the same thing was said by a man 2,000 years earlier.

“How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the Day of Judgment. For you words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

These are Jesus own words which can be found in the book of Mathew. He also goes on to say.

“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”

I think it just goes to show that the Koran has a very specific design. It borrows from already established traditions, and or, God said the same thing twice to two different prophets. However, I tend to think God isn't in the habbit of repeating himself.

It's odd to me how many people don't know anything Jesus said. He was recorded by an entire set of students and scribes who wrote down his lectures and ministry. We could learn a lot... a lot sooner if we studied it more, I think.

10/13/2006 1:18 AM  
Blogger Noor said...

hamede: welcome and thank u.
Karin Dear. I'm happy u liked the story. God is always with any honest and pious people.
Kisses to u dear.
Sami: welcome too in my humble blog. Happy u like it. U have lovely blog too.
Tristan Vick,, Hello, did u read the story?! Oh, Yes, there is wonderful story u missed up there before the last line u copied.!!! u r confusing me. I really thought u will love the story and see it in different way, as something can be lesson for all of us regardless the religions.
Trust me! Koran is God's word,, whether u agree or not! Whether u like that or not! At least, we know that, we believe in that. U may found some similarity in Koran and other Holy books and that because all of them came from same source,,, From ONE GOD. Don't repeat what other people saying,, it's all nonsense, like Mohammed wrote and made up Koran himself. While there are LOTS of signs prove the opposite. U know what, you give me the idea about new post. Let me see if I can find a time to make this post in near future.
“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”----> The FALSE PROPHETS!!!! :)
I was thinking about buying a bible in Arabic, but I didn't get the chance to do this. I even asked my father and he surprised with my request to have bible in Arabic. he laughed and said if I'm thinking to be Christian, but I denied this and I clarified my point to read and learn more. I already read some pages from bible in Arabic scripts. Well, I can't say anything, but I need to read more to collect the whole picture first.
Till that day,, Take care dear,,, God bless u all

10/14/2006 10:56 AM  
Anonymous mona said...

salam ,
I have been read this story before, mo3abera !!
قال الله تعالى في كتابه العزيز :"ان بعد الظن اثم"
god bless you :)
and no, I don't have a blog. motajawele ana :p
thanks for your welcome ;)

10/14/2006 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Qwaider قويدر said...

Masha2allah ... amazing story, very inspirational.

10/15/2006 12:51 AM  
Blogger a h m a d said...

Very inspiring story, thanks for sharing. :)

10/15/2006 2:25 AM  
Blogger Tristan Vick said...

Yes, I read the story.

It's an interesting story about charity, but I guess my point was that it doesn't have a moral to it.

I mean, to do God's will is the first obvious answer, but why be charitable otherwise? And I think that's why what Jesus taught and lived by is so important. He gave the parables of why one should be charitable, not only because it's God's wish, but he showed how that love is the reason for the charity.

As much as a love for God, as a love for others, and that is the reason why... or the moral of such a story.

Good job on translating! I appreciate the fact that you take the time to share these stories. There are lots of useful stories like this in the Bible.

And tell your father not to worry... reading the Bible is just like reading any other book. It doesn't automatically make you a 'Christian' if you read it. If I read Marx and Darwin I don't automatically become a Socialist who believes in the theory of evolution. Hahaha.

It's a great book with many wonderful stories like this! I hope you do get a chance to read more of it someday.

10/15/2006 3:55 AM  
Blogger Noor said...

mona: hi sister. Thank u for ur comments and I wished u have blog, so we share more with each other. So u r motajawela then. Well, maybe u will open a blog in future and then I will give u some comments as well ;)

Qwaider: HI,, long time, happy to find u here. Yes it is. :)

Ahmed: thank u for coming and happy u loved it too.

Tristan Vick: well, nice to hear that. A moral,, There is honey, there is a lesson to count on God if u r straight and do good deeds in ur life. a lesson to not judge on people in what we see outside, we don't know what is inside them. As dear Mona said: some mistrust can be sin. Also, we should do what we see right for the sake of God and not to show off. The man did that and wasn't afraid to die in that place where people don't know him or where he live because he trusted God and counted on him. So, instead of leaving his body in that neighborhood, the sultan himself came to take his body and bury him in mosque for his good deeds.,,, u may find other lessons like the good wife who loved her husband and didn't blame him for his deeds, she was satisfied with little income.
YES, he loved God and for him only he did that, he didn't explain to people what he really doing. He was living for God and counted in him and trusted him.
And WHO TRUST GOD WILL NEVER LOSE.
You made me laugh dear,,, my father isn't worry at all. He knows his daughter and knows my passion to read books and religions are one of the interesting fields. So, he laughed and said that as a joke. If he is bigoted,, he will get mad and will never allow me to discuss. But, he told me that Christians who live nearby have only English bibles and not Arabic. Well, maybe I will manage to get my copy by other way.
Thanks 4 ur comments,, by the way,, u came into my dreams for the second time!!. I didn't dream Karin even though I'm talking about her here too much, so how about u,, weird.,,!!

10/15/2006 1:05 PM  
Blogger Tristan Vick said...

I came into your dreams? Well, if so then that means I'm very busy. Hahaha.

10/17/2006 1:19 AM  
Blogger Noor said...

Tristan Vick: (I came into your dreams? Well, if so then that means I'm very busy). what that suppose to mean?!!!!! If u r busy, i'm busy too. btw, we can dream people we know or we don't know,,we can even meet in our dreams people we never met before. dreams can be weird thing.

10/17/2006 12:31 PM  
Blogger Tristan Vick said...

I must be your 'dream guy'... hahahaha. Just joking.

Hey, you should be careful though. Sometimes I do weird things... like eat soup with a fork, and talk to myself for no reason! If I start misbehaving in your dreams just kick me in the head. That normally resets my attitude. Hahahaha. Good luck!

10/18/2006 1:39 AM  
Blogger halalhippie said...

Noor, dear, where _do_ you get these beautiful stories ?

It has a morale, never judge a person if you can avoid it. Even the most sinful actions have a story behind it.

And Tristan: you been in Noor's dream ? Well, she been in mine. Why should we be confined to the internet ? The Dream World is just as real as the physical world, only a lot different.

Noor, you going to read the Bible ? I never stop to admire your open-mindedness. And tell your father not to worry. Being Christian is about knowing Jesus, not about knowing the Bible.
Who am I to tell? I tried real hard to be a follower of Jesus, it just didn't happen.

10/20/2006 3:30 PM  
Blogger Tristan Vick said...

halalhippie-

That's too bad about not being able to follow Jesus. After all, he taught 'the way' of God's love. If anything, that's the type of person I think we'd all benefit from following suit.

Noor-

As for Bibles, I have read 8 translations. My favorite is the New King James version (NKJV).

However, there are many types. If you want to try some of the various translations or just read the Bible for free online, go to www.biblegateway.com.

They also have Arabic translations of the Holy Bible.

10/22/2006 12:28 AM  
Blogger Noor said...

Oh, yes, u better be joking :) Bcos u r just a brother and friend to me like all dear brothers and sisters here (u must be careful with women's anger,, Sayaka could be mad). I didn't give this a big deal though bcos I always dream people that have no influence in my life. so, I don't give these things a big deal. Besides, u were nice person in my dream, I dreamt that I was in Japan and I wanted to contact my Japanese friend, so u helped me to call her and tell her where am I (I never had a Japanese friend!!). so, maybe I will visit Japan one day or I will meet a nice girl from there and be close friends. Everything is possible.

Halalhippie: I just love to read such significant stories that touch our souls and give us very important morals. Usually, I receive them by e-mail or I find some in newspapers or magazines, so I collect them and choose the best to publish it.
OMG, r u serious?! U dreamt me!! So, tell me , how I was?!!! That made me really curious :)
As for getting and reading Bible,, my father wasn't worry at all, I even asked my brother to help me get an Arabic copy for me and he will search and help me,, see, my family members are tolerant and not bigots. We love Jesus and Moses and all prophets,, we respect them and honor them. So, we are sharing something here, love and respect to all prophets. u can do the right things and avoid bad things,, so u –by that- do what Jesus wanted people to do.

Thanks Tristan, my brother said some organizations can send a free copy of bible by any language and he promised me to find the addresses. I prefer to have a book and not read online. I want to spend a time away from internet for a while and I'm planning to take a YEAR OFF. Maybe will be a year off or months off,, not sure yet. Anyway, I will tell u if I will stop for a while or not.

10/25/2006 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings, Please correct the verse quoted by قويدر
it is إن بعض
وليس بعد
إن بعض الظن إثم
some guess is sinful

11/16/2006 3:06 PM  

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