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The Great Example of  ʿAbdullāh ibn Ḥudhāfah in Dealing with Catastrophe and Affliction: Trivialising the Patience Exhibited in Comparison to the Greatness of Allāh

Imām Abū al-Farj ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn al-Jawzī (d. 597 AH) said: From among the attitudes one should adopt when dealing with catastrophe and afflictions is to trivialise the patience exhibited with regards to it when compared to greatness of the Truth [Allāh]. Such that you behave like one who minimises his offerings before a great king. Narrated by Ibn ʿAbbās (رضي الله عنهما): ʿAbdullāh ibn Ḥudhāfah (رضي الله عنه)—the companion of the Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم)—was once captured by the Romans. The heathens said to him: “Adopt Christianity, or I will throw you into a copper pit [with...

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