It is related that a group of people were once seated in the company of Al-Ḥasan Al-Baṣree (may Allah have mercy on him), when some men passed by, dragging along with them a body of a dead man. When Al-Ḥasan saw the dead man, a glint of instant recognition could be discerned in his eyes, and h.

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There is an interesting story related about Deenaar Al-‘Ayaar. Deenaar had a righteous mother who would constantly advise him to repent for his wayward, sinful existence, but as much as she tried, her words had no positive effect on him whatsoever. Then, one day, as he was walking by a graveyard,.

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Ṣuhaib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "There lived a king before you and he had a court magician. As he (the magician) grew old, he said to the king: "I have grown old, so send me a boy in or.

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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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Abu Sa‘eed Al-Khudree (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Prophet of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: There was a man from among a nation before you (from the children of Israel) who killed ninety-nine people and then made an inquiry about the most learned perso.

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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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