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Repentance of Zadhan al-Kindee at the hands of Ibn Mas’ud رضي الله عنه

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Zadhan said:

I was a young boy with a nice voice and great ability to play the flute. Once, I was with one of my friends we had wine while I entertained them with music. Then, Ibn Mas’ud  رضي الله عنه passed by us and hit the wine container wasting its content, broke the lute and said: “If what is heard of your nice voice, O young boy, is the Qur’an, I wish I was like you” and then he moved on. So, I said to my companions: “who is this?” They said: This is Ibn Mas’ud  رضي الله عنه.” So, it occurred to me that I turn to Allah in repentance. I followed him crying and held his cloth. He turned towards me, embraced me and then said, “The one loved by Allah is welcomed. Sit (here). Then he entered and brought me some dates.

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September 10, 2012 at 1:16 am

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