Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad was famous for his piety and worship, but he was not always a practising Muslim. In his early years, Al-Fudayl was an infamous highway robber; he would prowl in the night for victims on the road from Abu Ward to Sarakhas. Between these two cities was a small village in which l.
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,.
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.
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.
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.
One year, when Al-Asma‘ee was on his way to perform hajj, a Bedouin carrying a large sword and a long spear confronted him. It was quite obvious that he was a highway robber. He came near Al-Asma‘ee and instead of fleeing or attempting to escape, Al-Asma‘ee drew nearer to him. He extended gree.