A pen for a deenaar

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 10, Page 629

Muhammad ibn Mubashshir al-Karmeenee said:

Muhammad ibn Salaam al-Baykandee’s pen broke whilst in the gathering of a Shaykh, so he announced a pen for a deenaar, whereby pens began to fall upon him [from all directions].

Translator’s note: So important was writing knowledge to him that he was willing to pay as much as 1 deenaar for a pen, whereby he received so many offers by people throwing their pens at him hoping to secure the deenaar in return for their pen.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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