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Dignity in Adversity: The Scholar’s Graceful Pursuit

Once, there was a scholar who fell sick. He required a significant amount of money for treatment, far beyond what he could afford.

His students were deeply concerned. They realized that their teacher couldn’t cover the expenses, and neither could he ask the common people. So, they made a decision to seek help from the ruler and wrote a letter.

Meanwhile, the scholar understood his students’ intentions. He prayed to Allah,

“O Allah! Let my sustenance be restricted only to the sources You have ordained for me.”

In other words, he wished to maintain his dignity in seeking assistance, just as he had sustained himself through his own earnings all these years, hoping he wouldn’t have to resort to begging from anyone.

On the other side, the letter from his students reached the ruler. The ruler immediately dispatched 10,000 dirhams for the scholar’s treatment. However, before the funds for his treatment could reach him, the scholar passed away.

That renowned scholar was Abu al-Hasan al-Karkhi, may Allah have mercy on him, who passed away almost 1100 years ago.

(From Ad-Dhahabi, Siyar)

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Ariful Islam (Arif)

Ariful Islam (Arif)

Studied at Dhaka University. His pen enlivened him with the vigor of his convictions.
Online activist, loves to uncover the truth and present the uncovered truth to people.

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Studied at Dhaka University. His pen enlivened him with the vigor of his convictions.
Online activist, loves to uncover the truth and present the uncovered truth to people.

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