Advices of Ibrahim bin Adham Rah - Part 6
The words of the Ahlullah remain alive long after their demise, and continue to inspire people and bring about reformation in their lives. Ibrahim bin Adham (R) once rejected a gift of a thousand Dinars from a wealthy person stating, ‘I have never accepted anything from the poor’. It is in this way the Ahlullah rectify people’s wrongs, as he was teaching the man an important lesson: As long as a person is desirous of more, he is poor, as true wealth lies in contentment of the heart. The nature of man is to desire more; except for those whom Allah SWT has given the wealth of contentment of the heart, which comes by removing the love of worldly things from the heart, and filling it with the love of Allah SWT. Often people fall prey to scams, or even indulge in financial practices which go against Shariah as a result of greed – a quality strongly condemned in Islam. Ibrahim bin Adham (R) once mentioned, ‘I have given importance to the character and the etiquette of the Ulama’. The people of the past used to travel great distances to spend time in the company of Sahabah RA, Tabi’een and Pious Elders, such as Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (RA) and Imam Ahmad bin Hambal (R) to learn Akhlaaq, Adab and mannerisms from them. Emphasis was placed on Tarbiyah before Ta’leem, as it was understood that the practical application of knowledge in the life of a Believer could only be acquired through Suhbah (companionship) of the Ahlullah. It is through Suhbah that the Deen, and the essence of the Akhlaaq of Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW) has been passed on from generation to generation.
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