Sincerity’s test

Upon completing his masterpiece, he placed it in a bottle and threw it into the sea “Lord, if this was written purely for your sake, let the people benefit from it” Today it is one of the most studied books in Islamic History: Al-Ajrumiyah by Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Dau’d as-Sinhaji, known as Ibn Ajrum…

A glass of water

Harun al-Rashid, one of the richest of the Abbasid Caliphs, once heard of a righteous scholar named Ibn As-Sammaak and requested his presence in his chamber to give him good counsel. When the scholar arrived, the Caliph had ordered a glass of water to drink. Seeing this, Ibn Samaak asked; “what would you give if no…