Imam Hassan & Imam Husayn رضی اللہ عنھما and Baray Miyan

Dear Children! This time around we are going to read about two princes. On one occasion, these two princes were present on the bank of the river Euphrates, where they saw an old man who did not perform Wudu and Salah properly.

The two princes consulted with each other and said, ‘if we tell him that he is doing wrong, then he may not listen to us and take it negatively because he is older and we are younger. We should come up with a solution so that the correct matter is conveyed and he does not feel bad about it either.’

Then both princes went to him and said: ‘Baray Miyan! You are older in age, so you must know more about Wudu and Salah than us. We will perform Wudu and Salah in front of you. Tell us if there is any mistake within them.’ Then they both performed Wudu and Salah in the same manner that they saw their grandfather doing so. Seeing them, the old man had understood that they had come not to learn, but to teach. He repented and left his mistake. (Al-Manaqib-lil-Kurdi, vol. 1, p. 39, summarised)

Wise Children! Do you know who these two princes were? These two princes were Imam Hasan and Imam Husayn رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما and their grandfather was our Beloved Prophet Muhammad صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

We should also advise of the correct method if we see someone making a mistake. But do so with politeness and respect, by keeping in mind the place and the honour of the individual before us.

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