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“How easy it is to settle a score before it is settled in the Aakhirah.”

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‘Uthman bin ‘Affan[RA] entered upon a slave of his who was feeding his she-camel, and he saw something in the feed that he disliked, so he took hold of the slave’s ear and tweaked it. Then he regretted it and said to his slave:

“Settle the score.”

The slave refused, but ‘Uthman did not leave him alone until he had taken hold of his ear and begun to tweak it. ‘Uthman said, “Pull hard,” until he thought that the slave had pulled as hard as he had done. Then ‘Uthman said:

“How easy it is to settle a score before it is settled in the Akhira.”

[Akhbaar al-Madeenah 3/236]

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March 24, 2010 at 3:44 pm

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