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Abu Zarís deep love for the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1,
By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi

Ali bin Ibrahim has narrated that in the Battle of Tabuk, Abu Zar wasleft behind at a distance of three dayís travel, because he was onthin and weak camel. When he realized that the animal cannot reach tothe caravan he hoisted his luggage on his back and set out on foot.When it was day, and the sun arose high, Muslims saw him approaching. The Holy Prophet (S) said: It is Abu Zar and he is very thirsty. Takewater to him as soon as possible. People brought water for him. Hedrank it and came running to the Prophet. He was carrying the pot.
TheMessenger of Allah (S) asked: O Abu Zar, you are carrying water, thenwhy were you thirsty?Ē Abu Zar said: ďOn the way I passed a rock on which rain water hadcollected. When I tasted I found it very cool and sweet so I vowedthat till my beloved, the Prophet of Allah, does not drink it, I willnot do so.Ē The Messenger of Allah (S) said: ďO Abu Zar, may Allahhave mercy on you, you will live in strange land and you will die insolitude and you will be raised alone and you will be sent to Paradisealone and some people of Iraq will perform your last rites.Ē

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