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Posted on Fri, Sep 22, 2006 04:29 PM

A Scholar of Islamic jurisprudence, Bakr Al-Muzani, saw a laborer carrying goods with him while constantly uttering, "Alhamdulillah" (All praise and thanks is for Allah) and "Astaghfirullah" (I seek forgiveness from Allah). The Scholar said that he waited for the laborer to rest from his load before he spoke to him. Then Al Muzani asked him, "Do you not know anything other then this (Alhamdulillah and Astaghfirullah)?" The Laborer responded, "Indeed I know much else and I do read the Book of Allah, except that a salve of Allah is constantly shifting between a state of blessing (from Allah) and sin. This being the condition of man, I praise and thank Allah for the blessings He has given me and seek His forgiveness for my sins." The Scholar said, "Certainly this laborer has a deeper understanding of the religion then Bakr (himself)."

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Posted on Wed, Sep 27, 2006 02:33 AM

Aslkm Sorry...i was actually asking the correct arabic term for "thank you" I had no doubts of the terms "alhamdulillah and astaghfirullah"

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Posted on Tue, Sep 26, 2006 07:05 PM

asallamoalikum,yes sis its correct term in arabic alhamdulillah and astaghfirullah masallam

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Posted on Tue, Sep 26, 2006 03:45 PM

aslmkm I love this relation. So thought provoking. I have added this to my dzikir as well. Jazakallahu khairy (is this the correct term in arabic ???) for sharing with us.

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