The Kurd tribe lives in Kurdistan in
This individual narrates that once he and his fellow bandits were on their way to commit robbery. At one place, the individual saw three date trees. Of these, two trees were rich with dates and the third one was barren and devoid of dates. The individual noticed that one bird repeatedly came to one date tree, took a fresh date in its beak each time, and then returned to the barren tree. Upon closer inspection, the individual saw that a blind snake, with its mouth wide open, was perched atop the barren tree while the bird was dropping the dates in the snake’s mouth.
The individual started to cry at this amazing scene. He said to himself: “This is the poisonous snake which Your Beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa sallam) has commanded to kill. When the snake became blind, You appointed a bird to provide sustenance to the snake. I am Your servant-- a servant who believes in Tawhid (Oneness of Allah). You have appointed me to rob people of their possessions.” The individual then realized that the door to sincere repentance was still open.
Without delay, the individual broke his sword which was used to rob innocent people of their valuable possessions. The individual threw soil on his head and cried out in a loud voice: “Oh Allah! Forgive me. Oh Allah! Forgive me.” At that moment, the individual heard a voice from the unseen. The voice stated: “I have forgiven. I have forgiven.”
Fellow bandits asked the individual: “What has become of you? What has happened to you?” The individual explained everything to the group. All bandits repented and broke their swords. The group abandoned their ill-gotten possessions and embarked, clad in ihram, on a journey to Makkah al-Mukarramah.
After three days, the group reached a village. There, group members met an old and blind woman. The woman asked the group: “Do you have amongst you an individual from the Kurdish tribe by this particular name?” The group answered in the affirmative. At this, the woman brought some clothes and stated: “It has been three days since my son passed away. He left behind these clothes. I have been blessed with the vision of the Beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa sallam) in dreams for three consecutive days. He (sallallahu alaihe wa sallam) has instructed me to give these clothes to this particular individual from the Kurdish tribe.”
The individual accepted the clothes. Group members then adorned themselves with the clothes.