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:: A thousand camels September 17, 2007

Posted by Minci 先生 in Everyday Life.

A Thousand Camels

In the times of Umar (Radiallahu Anhu) there was a severe famine. All the people of Madinah were suffering due to the shortage of food. A caravan made up of a thousand camels loaded with a large stock of food grains belonging to Uthman (Radiallahu Anhu) arrived from Shaam (Syria). Several merchants offered to buy all of it.

He asked them what profit they would pay. “Five per cent,” they said. He answered that he could get higher profit than that. They began to argue with him, saying that they did not know of any merchant who would offer him more than their quote.

He said to them, “I know of one who repays a profit of more than seven hundred to a dirham (Arabian currency).” He then recited the verse of the Noble Quran in which Allah Ta’ala mentioned this profit.

“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower.” (2:261).

“O traders! Bear witness with me that I donate all this to the poor people of Madinah!” said Uthman (Radiallahu Anhu).



1. Puteri Nad =( - September 17, 2007

semoga Allah merahmati..

2. adiratna - September 18, 2007

Sama sama kita masuk dana idarah… Oo.. lupa nak greet.. Selamat Menjalani Ibadah Puasa dan Bulan Ramadan

3. cakapaje - September 18, 2007

Hmm…thank you for this. Selalunya asyik baca pasal Saidina Umar dan Ali (RA), jarang benar dapat cerita Saidina Abu Bakar dan Uthman (RA).

4. kaSyah - September 18, 2007

“when you give..its mean you have many.”

selalulah praktikkan even you only have sekupang in your wallet.

ada hikmah knapa the rich become richer…… 😀

-and lebih2 lagi tgh ramadhan ni-

5. IcedNyior - September 18, 2007

I love that photo of the camels. Happy puasa minci 🙂

6. wira - September 18, 2007

lama tak singgh sini

7. Minci - September 18, 2007


lorr..blom greet ker. heh

it’s one of those coincidental findings I gathered while surfing for Islamic stories.

will do..(try)

thanks dear. sgtlah gempak kan that photo? luv it too..

tkper..singgahlah bila senang. 🙂

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