A man from the Maghreb had been entrusted with 100 dinars to bestow on a sharīf (descendant of the Prophet) in Madīna. Upon arriving in Madīna, he was informed that all the sharīfs are Shīˁites, who revile Abū Bakr and ˁUmar, so he did not give the money to a sharīfite man he had met.
That night, he saw the Prophet in a dream, along with Fāṭimah, Abū Bakr and ˁUmar. The setting was Judgment Day, and people were crossing the path over Hell (ṣirāṭ). Fāṭimah elicited a pardon from Abū Bakr and ˁUmar for her descendant’s vilification of them, and then criticized the man (from the Maghreb) for interfering in the matter. The man awoke from the dream in fright, and taking the money in hand, immediately sought out the same sharīf. He gave the money to him, and then found out that the man did not actually revile Abū Bakr and ˁUmar.
[`Abdullah al-Ghumārī, al-Naqd al-Mubram, p.69]

4 thoughts on “Stereotypes

  1. As salam alaykum Shaykh, I have some questions I would like to ask regarding the Ghumari brothers (may Allah be pleased with them). Please send me an email.

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    1. wa`alaykum as-salam. I don’t see your email address anywhere. You can ask your question as a comment on this website. It won’t be visible to the public unless I “Approve” it, and if you want it to be private, then I won’t make it public. You can include your email in the comment, and then I can reply by email, InShaAllah.


      1. As salam alaykum Shaykh, hope you are well. Sorry I thought my email would show up automatically. I’d prefer if this was not made public.


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