Sunday, December 29, 2002

Ibn Umar reports: �Al-Agharr (a companion of the Prophet from the Muzaynah tribe) had a quantity of
dates owed to him by a man from the clan of Amr ibn Awf, and he went to
him several times (asking settlement). �I went to the Prophet and he
sent Abu Bakr with me. As we walked, everyone whom we met offered us the
greeting of peace. Abu Bakr said to me: Don�t you see how people are the
first to greet you to earn more reward?� Abdullah ibn Umar adds
encouraging his audience: �Be the one who starts in order to gain the
greater reward.� (Related by Al-Bukhari in Al-Adab Al-Mufrad and
Al-Tabarani)

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