In this time of so much persecution of the Islamic people, I will bring an adaptation of Mohammed history – the Righteous, told by Divaldo Franco in December 2010, where we find a great lesson of love and humanity.
Tells a very ancient story, of oriental flavor, which so beautiful could be in so-called sacred books, a passage Mohamed‘s life – the righteous.
Through the Koran, he found the path of fullness, which sought to follow in a very noble way. And by virtue of being a perfect dutiful, all who knew him, they called him as “the righteous”.
Mohammed was a sultan (Monarch) who ran a large region of ancient Arabia. He was such a good man that posterity gave him the code name “the righteous” because all his decisions were based on the laws of the Koran (Muslim holy book) and mercy. Allah (God), for him, was not only the Father was merciful Creator, that all helps and, following his principles, Mohamed developed a keen sense of justice, love and charity.
On one occasion, he was repeating the Koran in the fifth manifestation of prayer, when he hears screams, ruckus, the movement of servants, barking dogs, and he automatically goes to check unusual Events. Immediately he went to the place where these voices came from. He enters by the orchard, and, arriving under an apple tree, adorned with red and ripe fruit, he is faced with an almost grotesque Scene. A woman is kneeling. Around her, rotting fruits on the floor. She had her face marked by profound suffering. Before her, the hideous figure of Grand Vizier. He holds up a whip, while some servants hold the ferocious dogs.
But the arrival of the righteous is like a Blessing through the storm.
Then he asks what it is Happening.
His Grand Vizier accused her of stealing. Before the fact, Mohammed – the Righteous, asked his minister about the events, being told that the woman had stolen fruits of real orchard and this was a crime. As tells the laws of the Koran, she should have the severed Hands. And to have entered a private property, she must be stoned
Mohammed is addressed to the woman and ask her about the charge: Why did you stole? You do not know the law of God sent the law so that the crime does not proliferate like an epidemic?
She answered: Lord, I am a widow and miserable. I got three children. and the youngest is being annihilated by fever. The bread is scarce at our table. It’s been three days that we do not have the lowest food. Not supporting more despair, I left.
Desperate with her son, she went begging. Nothing succeeded. Then has decided to go to the market for at least collect the remains, the natural disposal.
Unbelievably that day, nothing was left or was dismissed. When returning home, with nothing carrywe passed the real orchard, where there were no fences, she noted numerous fruit on the ground, which certainly would not be taken by others. She knew to be forbidden by law to pick fruit on real fields, which could be punished, but her anguish was too great. Thinking about the child dying, she collected some fruits that were decomposing on the ground when she was caught committing the crime.
Mohammed‘s eyes filled with tears and asked his Grand Vizier : What does the law say?
He replied: She must be stoned! No advances cut hands and then kill her. The ideal is to take to the temple and stone her to serve as an example to others and she pays the crime she committed against Allah.
Aware that the sentence was stoning, proposed Mohamed – the righteous to pass the implementation right there where the crime took place.
Then Mohammed said: Very well. So, she will be stoned. Here, in this place.
His Grand Vizier told him that the criminal should be stoned in the temple, the holy place where the rocks were deposited for such a task, and that’s where they were, there were no Stones: But here there is no Stone. We have to take her till temple, where we have the stones of punishment.
Mohammed gave a slight smile of melancholy: The law says that the criminal should be punished. And there can be no more justice, than punish her here, where she sinned. She stole here. Here, she must be stoned.
The Grand Vizier: But Lord, we do not have Stones.
Mohammed – the just: How can you say? I see in your turban the robin, which is a huge drop of blood. In your fingers, stones. In your neck, a huge diamond necklace. I also bring bracelets with Stones.
The Grand Vizier: But Lord, those are precious Stones.
Mohammed: Yes, you are right. Those are Stones. The law command that we should stoning her. I command her to be stoned here.
Mohamed – the just removed his rings, pick up the gems that adorned his clothes, suggesting to others to do the same, throwing their jewelry against the criminal. He did the same with the gem that adorned his turban. The others reluctantly followed him. The woman, stunned, did not understand anything.
When no one else had no stone to throw at it, Mohammed said: You have been punished. Then he told her to gather all the stones and sell to feed her son, being free from that moment, because the sentence had been fulfilled: The law command that us stones you, and we do it. Now goes. And change the stones of our ambition, our vanity for the deserving bread of your children. And never steal again.
The example of this man as just makes us think that every new day ahead, before we make any decision, we must seek the enlightened teachings left by the examples of the good, and put them into practice because it is useless knowledge without the true practice of charity, which is the purest expression of love.