أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaikh Bayazid Bustami (rah) was walking once at night time in severe cold. In the dark he saw a kitten shivering in the cold. He took pity on the kitten and brought it home where it was warmed.

After the death of Shaikh Bustami (rah), someone saw him in a dream and asked, How was your dealing after death?

Shaikh Bustami (rah) said, Allah Ta’ala asked him: What have you brought for me?

He ruminated: My deeds are not worthy of presentation, but by grace of Allah, I possess the treasure of Iman in which there could not have been any trait of ostentation (riyal). I should present this to Allah Ta’ala.

He then stated: I have brought Tauheed.

He was then reminded: Do you remember the night of the milk? The night when you drank milk and attributed the ensuing stomach-pain to the milk, saying that: the milk caused the pain. What! Is this Tauheed? You overlooked Me and attributed the act to the milk whereas I am the true Cause.

Upon this revelation, the Shaikh Bustami trembled in fear. Allah Ta’ala exclaimed: You have now realized the reality of your claim? Now, l will forgive you because of an act which you never dreamt would be the medium of salvation. One night you took pity on a kitten shivering in the cold end gave it comfort. You were merciful to My creature. It is a greater requirement that I be merciful to you. Go, you have been forgiven.

Such is the grace, barakaat and favour of Mustahabat. The ahadith are replete with such instances such insignificant occurrences which countenanced salvation.

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