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I would have paid them

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اشترى أبو بكر بلالا وهو مدفون في الحجارة بخمس أواق ذهبا ، فقالوا : لو أبيت إلا أوقية لبعناكه ، قال : لو أبيتم إلا مئة أوقية لأخذته

Sa’id Ibn ‘Umar narrated that Bilal al Habashi (رضي الله عنه) was under heavy torture and he was buried alive under heavy stones when  Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) came and bought his freedom for five measures of gold. After accepting the deal, the Quraishi headman remarked to Abu Bakr, “I would have sold him to you even if you had insisted and bargained on a single measure of gold.” Abu Bakr replied, “Should you even had insisted on asking hundred measures of gold for his freedom, I would have paid them.”

[Hilyah al awliya, classified strong by Imam Dhahabi]


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November 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm

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