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Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) reports, A resident of the wilderness whose name was Zaahir (ibn Hiraam Al-Ashja'ee), whenever he visited Rasooluallah ﷺ he brought with him presents of the wilderness, vegetables etc., and presented it to Messenger of Allah ﷺ. When he intended to leave Madinah, Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to present him with provisions of the city. Once Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "Zaahir is our wilderness, and we are his city." Messenger of Allah ﷺ was attached to him. Zaahir (may Allah be pleased with him) was not very handsome. Messenger of Allah ﷺ once approached him while he was selling his merchandise. Messenger of Allah ﷺ caught him in between the arms from the back in such a manner that he (Sayyidina Zaahir (may Allah be pleased with him)) could not see him. Zaahir (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "Who is this?, leave me." But when he saw with the corner of his eye that it was Messenger of Allah ﷺ, he straightened his back and began pressing it to the chest of Messenger of Allah ﷺ (For as long as he gained this opportunity it was better than a thousand gifts). Messenger of Allah ﷺ then said, "Who will purchase this slave?" Zaahir (may Allah be pleased with him) replied, "O Rasool of Allah, if you shall sell me, you will be selling a defective thing, and will earn a very little sum." Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "No, you are not defective in the sight of Allah, but very valuable."
حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنْ ثَابِتٍ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، أَنَّ رَجُلا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْبَادِيَةِ كَانَ اسْمُهُ زَاهِرًا، وَكَانَ يُهْدِي إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، هَدِيَّةً مِنَ الْبَادِيَةِ، فَيُجَهِّزُهُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، إِذَا أَرَادَ أَنْ يَخْرُجَ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ إِنَّ زَاهِرًا بَادِيَتُنَا وَنَحْنُ حَاضِرُوهُ وَكَانَ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُحِبُّهُ وَكَانَ رَجُلا دَمِيمًا، فَأَتَاهُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، يَوْمًا وَهُوَ يَبِيعُ مَتَاعَهُ وَاحْتَضَنَهُ مِنْ خَلْفِهِ وَهُوَ لا يُبْصِرُهُ، فَقَالَ‏:‏ مَنْ هَذَا‏؟‏ أَرْسِلْنِي فَالْتَفَتَ فَعَرَفَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَجَعَلَ لا يَأْلُو مَا أَلْصَقَ ظَهْرَهُ بِصَدْرِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم حِينَ عَرَفَهُ، فَجَعَلَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، يَقُولُ‏:‏ مَنْ يَشْتَرِي هَذَا الْعَبْدَ، فَقَالَ‏:‏ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ، إِذًا وَاللَّهِ تَجِدُنِي كَاسِدًا، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ لَكِنْ عِنْدَ اللهِ لَسْتَ بِكَاسِدٍ أَوْ قَالَ‏:‏ أَنتَ عِنْدَ اللهِ غَالٍ‏.‏‏.‏

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• Shama'il al-Muhammadiya, Book of Description Of The Joking Of Prophet of Allah ﷺ, Hadith 229