Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Bedouin

A Bedouin once joined the Imam for Faajr Salat. He had an appointment after the prayer but the Imam decided to recite Surah Baqarah. As a result of the length of this Surah, the Bedouin was delayed and missed his appointment. The next day he arrived early and joined the Imam again, who this time began to recite Surah Feel (the Elephant). Completely angry, the Bedouin broke his prayer and left the mosque, shouting
“Yesterday you read the Cow and finished the Cow and today you are reciting the Elephant, you will probably finish at midnight”.

9 comments:

Charmzby said...

I don't get it...?

Sirius070 said...

Lol..

Surah Al Baqarah is the longest Surah in the Qur'an...

Surah Al Fil...is a short surah ... its called the chapter of the elephant...

Said bedouin assumed that the Chapter on the elephant...would be longer than the chapter of the cow since an elephant is larger than a cow...

Yeah...VEDDI VEDDI Confusing if you're not familiar with the names of the chapters in the holy Qur'an...interesting joke Mujji...

PS stop making fun of my namesake...

I am the Peaceful Desert Dweller ;)

sporty muslimah said...

asslamualaikum sis :)

beautiful sister :)

sumaiya said...

Thank you Sirius070 (or 007) for explaining the story to Charmzby. I think if I tried explaing it I would have made it more confusing then ever, even for myself.

Sporty Muslimah, I saw your space and wow MashaAllah it has grown since the last time I saw it. Don't worry this time I'll check it out more often. :)

Veiled Knight said...

asalamualaikum warahmatullah
masha'Allah nice blog.
Walaikumasalam warahmatullah

Azreen said...

lol! thats funny!
nice space.. ill come back to read some more inshallah!

Mujahidah said...

Hehe. I've never heard this one!

sumaiya said...

It's one of my favs from the book, "Only Fools & Fools (Beautiful Stories about Fools)" Shaykh Ahmad Ali

It's a brief summary of the work "Akhbarul Hamqa Wal MogFleen" written by Ibn-ul Jawzi Hafiz Jamal ud-Din Abdul-Rahman.

Rouge said...

Hi Made of Earth! I got your email with the link for the blog, thanks alot, its going to be very helpful for dawah because I have a few non-Muslim friends who may be interested. Jazakallah!