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One Palm tree for a whole orchard (the story of Abu Ad-Dahdah and the palm tree)

A story and a lesson (the deal went successfully and profitable, Abi Ad-Dahdah)


The Messenger Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, was sitting among his companions when an orphan young man came to the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, complaining to him. The young man said: “Oh, Messenger of God, I was making a fence around my gardener, and cutting through the construction road was a palm tree of my neighbor. I asked him to leave it for me so that the fence would be straightened.” He refused.

I asked him to sell it to me, and he refused.” So the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, asked him to leave him the date-palm tree or sell it to him, but the man refused, so the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, repeated and said:"sell him the palm tree and you will have another one in Jannah in return".

So the companions of the Messenger of Allah were astonished by the very, very tempting offer, as a person won't enter Hell while having a palm like this in Paradise, and what is the value of a date-palm in this world compared to a date-palm in Paradise, but the man refused again for the sake of worldly comforts, so one of the companions of the Messenger, called Abu ad-Dahdah, intervened.

He said to the Noble Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him: If I bought that date-palm and left it to the young man, will I get a date-palm in Paradise, O Messenger of God?

The Prophet replied, Yes.

Abu ad-Dahdah said to the man: Do you know my garden?

The man said: Yes, whoever is in the city does not know the orchard of Abu Ad-Dahdah, which has six hundred palm trees, the fine palace, the sweet well and the tall wall around it.

Abu Al-Darda’ said: Sell me your palm in front of my gardener, my palace, my well and my wall

So the man looked at the Messenger, not believing what he was hearing

Is it reasonable for him to exchange six hundred Abu al-Dardaa's palms for one palm? What a successful deal by all standards.

The man agreed, and the Holy Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, and the companions testified to the sale, and the sale was completed.

Abu al-Darda’ looked at the Messenger of God, happy, and asked, “Did I get the date-palm tree in Paradise, O Messenger of God?”

The Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “No.” Abu al-Darda’ was astonished by the reply of the Messenger of God

So the Messenger continued, saying what it means: “God offered his palm in exchange for a date-palm in Heaven, and you bid for God’s generosity with your entire orchard. And Allah has responded your generosity with more, He, The Almighty, gave you many orchards that I couldn't count.

The Holy Prophet said, "How many among hanging bunches in the Paradise are meant for Abu Ad-Dahdah?."

And the Messenger kept repeating his sentence more than once to the extent that the companions were amazed at the abundance of palm trees that the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, described to be for Abu Ad-Dahdah, and each of them wished he was Abu Ad-Dahdah.

When Abu Ad-Dahdah returned to his wife, he called her outside the house and told her: "I have sold the orchard, the palace, the well, and the wall."

The wife rejoiced at the news, because she knows her husband’s experience in trade and his cleverness, and she asked about the price

He said to her, "I sold it for a palm tree in Paradise, A rider would travel in its shade for a hundred years."

She replied cheerfully, "The deal is successful and profitable, Abu Al-Darda', The deal is successful and profitable.(Or some similar words)

Who among us would barter his worldly life for the hereafter, and who among us would be willing to forfeit his wealth, home, or car in exchange for Paradise.

(Get deals with Allah and do not hesitate, and the price is Paradise, God willing)

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