The Warehouse of Dates

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There was a man in the time of the Holy Prophet(saw) who had a warehouse of dates and he made his will that when I pass away, the Prophet should come and distribute all the dates in this warehouse to the poor people of Medina.

Such a nice will. The Prophet comes supervising some of those companions going inside the warehouse bringing the dates and distributing among the poor people of Medina under the supervision of the Holy Prophet. When all the dates were distributed and the Prophet enquired, he was told that yes, oh Messenger of Allah, nothing is remaining in the warehouse.

This is where the Prophet steps inside the warehouse himself. He goes there and he finds there’s one rotten date on the floor. The Prophet(saw) picks up that rotten date and said, if this person had donated this one date in his own lifetime, he would have gotten more good deeds than donating all the dates of the warehouse after his death.

Oyebanjo Ganiyu
Senior Special Assistant On Religious Matters to Kosofe Local Government chairman.

Chairmanship Aspirant Kosofe Local Government

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