A True Scholar and Anger


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This is the story of a scholar.  At prayer time poor Sayed came and asked that scholar for some money. Unfortunately, he did not have any money.  Disappointed, the beggar spat upon the scholar’s face.  The scholar arose and spread his garment before the gathering.  He said, “Whoever respects me should also respect my beard as much and should give some money.” 

Everyone gave money, and, while giving that money to the poor descendant of the Prophet, the scholar said, “Forgive me, I angered you.”  The whole gathering was shocked at this act and asked the reason that, although this descendant of the Prophet disrespected you, you did not become angry, gave money to the descendant of the Prophet, and even asked forgiveness.  He replied that for forty years I have not even performed discouraged acts.

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