The following story is narrated by ‘Abdul-Waaḥid ibn Zaid: "We were on a sea vessel once, when the wind suddenly became stormy, and we were forced to leave the high seas and seek refuge on an island. We were surprised to see that we were not alone on the island; there standing before us wa.

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Ibraaheem ibn Bashaar narrated this story: "While I was walking towards Kufah with Ibraaheem ibn Adham, he stopped beside a grave and invoked Allah to have mercy on its dweller. "Whose grave is this?' I asked. 'It is the grave of Ḥumaid ibn Jaabir,' said Ibraa.

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Al-Asma‘ee reported that the ruler Ar-Rasheed once ordered for many delicacies to be prepared for him. He wanted to have a party for himself, so he had a hall decorated for him and invited the famous poet Abul-‘Ataahiyah. When the party began, Ar-Rasheed looked at Abul-‛Ataahiyah and said, .

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One day, as ‘Ali ibn Abu Ṭaalib and Al-Ḥussain ibn ‘Ali were walking together, they heard a man supplicating to Allah. The man was begging Allah to forgive him for his evil crimes. His sincere tone and eloquent words aroused the interest of ‘Ali, who turned to his son and said, "Do y.

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When a Bedouin was passing through a mountain pass, he came across an old man who was blind and who seemed to be afflicted with various ailments all over his body. It was clear that he was wasting away. He was paralysed and was constantly forced to remain in a seated position. The Bedouin could clea.

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When ‘Omar Ibn ‘Abdul‘aziz became caliph, he wrote to Al-Ḥasan Al-Baṣree to write him the description of a just ruler, and Al-Ḥasan wrote him: "Know, commander of the faithful, that Allah has made the just ruler, the straightener of the crooked, the reformer of the corrupt, the st.

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