An Amazing Story! Shaykhul Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya Khandalwi RH used to refer to this story as one of his favourites.
Allah save us from Pride. Ameen!!
All praise is due to Allah swt, the lord of the worlds and may His peace and blessings be upon His final prophet and messenger, Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم.
This story is by far one that puts fear into my heart. May Allah swt save us from the illnesses of the heart, soul and mind. Ameen.
In Baghdad, the seat of the Islamic State was a pious saint by the name of Abu Abdullah Al-Andalusi. He was a well-known scholar and muhaddith and twelve thousand disciples sat at his feet. He knew thirty thousand ahadith by heart, and could recite the Quran in all the various modes of Qiraat. On a certain occasion he was going on a journey and was accompanied with a large crowd of attendants amongst whom were the well-known Junayd Baghdadi and Shaikh Shibli Rahimahumullah.
Shaikh Shibli continues the story: Our caravan was travelling along…
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