The Story of Bus No. 35

Bowed Balcony

Have you heard the Story of the Bus number 35?

This story was told to me by Sheikh Fakhriy al Qaisi:


Sheikh Fakhriy al Qaisi’s Tale

He said:

Once, he heard about a man in Iraq, who was in hospital and who had broken both his arms and legs. Rumour spread about this man. And the Islamic culture favours visiting the sick. And so the Sheikh found himself visiting the man with the broken arms and legs. The Sheikh saw many people, paying their respects to him, and they made dua’at for him. When eventually the Sheikh made his way to him, the man said, jokingly, that the Sheikh was probably jealous because of the attention (and dua’at) he was gaining from the people rather than the sheikh. Or perhaps this was a sarcastic remark at his own condition. Regardless, the Sheikh asked the man what happened to him – how did he get himself into such a condition?


The Hospitalised Man’s Tale

The man said:

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01: Aqeeda


To understand what is belief, what is faith, what is Aqeedah (creed) in Islam, we ought to turn to the beginning of the Qur’an and the intial verse of Surah Baqarah:

“This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for (the Muttaqeen – i.e.) those conscious of Allah -” (Qur’an: 2:2)

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