The generous companion

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 8, Page 312

Yahyaa al-Wihaathee narrated:

I have not seen a man who was more generous than Ismaa’eel ibn ‘Ayyaash.

When we would visit him at the farm, he would suffice only with [slaughtering] a sheep for us and [some] dried fried dates.

I heard him say: ‘I inherited 4,000 deenaars from my father, and spent it on seeking knowledge.’

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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