Rasool ur-Rahmah (The Messenger of Mercy)

‘ Firasa ‘

Firāsatun Sādiqah

Firāsatun Sādiqah
 (truthful inspired insight)

‘Sin in al-Ruhba Forgiveness inBaghdad’
Sin in al-Ruhba... Forgiveness in Baghdad
The following account of firasa is related about Imam al-Junayd al-Baghdadi:
Abu `Amr ibn `Alwan relates: I went out one day to the market of al-Ruhba for something I needed. I saw a funeral procession and I followed it in order to pray with the others. I stood among the people until they buried the dead man. My eyes unwittingly fell on a woman who was unveiled. I lingered looking at her, then I held back and began to beg forgiveness of Allah the Exalted.
On my way home an old woman told me: “My lord, why do I see your face all darkened?”
I took a mirror and behold, my face had turned dark.
I examined my conscience and searched:In what did calamity befall me? I remembered the look I…

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