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~~Amazing Story~~

There was once a man who was an enemy to Islam. He had three famous

questions that no person could answer. No Islamic scholar in Baghdad

could answer his three questions...thus he made fun of Islam in

public. He constantly ridiculed Islam and the Muslims. One day a

small boy, who was 10, came along and heard the man yelling and

screaming at Muslims in the street. He was challenging people openly

to answer the three questions.


The boy stood quietly and watched. He then decided that he would

challenge the man. He walked up and told the man, "I will accept your

challenge". The man laughed at the boy and ridiculed the Muslims even

more by saying, "A ten year old boy challenges me. Is this all you

people have to offer!"


But the boy patiently reiterated his stance. He would challenge the

man, and with Allah's help and guidance, he would put this to an end.

The man finally accepted. The entire city gathered around a

small "hill" where open addresses were usually made. The man climbed

to the top, and in a loud voice asked his first question.


"What is your God doing right now?" The small boy thought for a

little while and then told the man to climb down the hill and to

allow him to go up in order to address the question.


The man says "What? You want me to come down?" The boy says, "Yes. I

need to reply, right?"


The man made his way down and the small boy, age 10, with his little

feet made his way up. This small child's reply was "Oh Allah

Almighty! You be my witness in front of all these people. You have

just willed that a Kafir be brought down to a low level, and that a

Muslim be brought to a high level!"


The crowd cheered and screamed "Takbir"...."Allah-hu-akbar!!!"


The man was humiliated, but he boldly asked his Second

question... "What existed before your God?" The small child thought

and thought. Then he asked the man to count backwards. "Count from 10



The man counted..."10, 9 ,8 , 7 , 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,0"


The boy asked, "What comes before 0 ?" The man: "I don`t



The boy: "Exactly. Nothing was before Allah, for He is eternal and

absolute." The crowd cheered again...."Takbir!"...."Allah-hu-



The man, now completely frustrated, asked his final question. "In

which direction is your Allah facing?" The boy thought and thought.


He then asked for a candle. A candle was brought to him. The blessed

child handed it to the man and asked him to light it. The man did so

and remarked, "What is this supposed to prove?"


The young boy asked, "In which direction is light from the candle



The man responded, "It is going in all directions."


The boy: "You have answered your own question. Allah's light (Noor)

goes in all directions. He is everywhere. There is no where that He

cannot be found.


"The crowd cheered again...."Takbir!"...."Allah-hu-akbar!!!"


The man was so impressed and so moved by the boy's knowledge and

spirituality, that he embraced Islam and became a student of the

young boy.


So ended the debate.


Who was the young boy?

The young boy was one of our leaders and one of the greatest

scholars, Imam Abu Hanifa (May Allah bless him).

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