Bilal Assad narrates the story of Tha’labah, who was a young boy who lived at the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Aged about 16 or 17, and being strong in faith, he was sent on an errand by Muhammad and ended up committing a sin on the way. The remorse he felt and displayed after this action is far above anything that can be imagined in today’s modern society, and he displayed a true fear of Allah that is only found in the most devout Muslims.
The story makes us contrast our lives and sins against those of Tha’labah, and we realise we are truly deficient in faith by comparison, but at the same time it inspires us to become better Muslims by placing more emphasis on the avoidance of sin in our lives. Note: there are disputes over the authenticity of the hadith being narrated, yet there are no rulings given, so the story can be used as a positive influence to increase our Iman.
This clip is from the lecture Those who desire Paradise by Bilal Assad.
Check out this The story of Thalabah video
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