He stated, âOnce, I came out of Hillah on the midnight of 14th of ShaÊ¾ban, to visit [Holy Shrine of] the Excellency AbÅ« Ê¿Abd AllÄh (pbuh). When we reached to Al-Hindiyya river, crossed it and went to the western side, I saw pilgrims who had left Hillah and its surroundings, and pilgrims who had come from Najaf Ashraf and its surroundings. They all were restricted in the houses of the Bani Turuf tribe, of the Hindiyya nomads.
The mentioned Shaykh á¸¤usayn was a pious man with a pure nature who was of righteous special people. He was suffering from a chest disease and was coughing up blood and phlegm.
Yet, he was in extreme poverty and misery, and he could not even effort his daily bread. Most of the time, he went to the Arab Bedouin around Najaf in order to get some food, even some barley. Tolerating all poverty and disease, he was enamored of a girl from Najaf. But her relatives rejected his proposal, because of his poverty.
O, the Messenger of God (pbuh&h)! You behaved with his sister in a different way from the way you did with him. Know that he is a man?! We mean, he is superior than his sister in getting that attention and kindness!
He reacted, âIt was because, she took care of her parents more than what he did.â
He stated, âPerforming prayer at its time, doing good to parents, and JihÄd in the way of God; Verily, if you are killed, you will be alive in the presence of God, and will be provided there. And if you die, your reward will be with God. But if you survive, you will come out of your sins like the day when you were born.
He used to care a lot on giving service to his father except on Tuesday nights, when he would go to Sahlah Mosque. But afterward, he left going to the Mosque. And when I asked the reason, he answered, âI went there for forty Tuesday nights. But last Tuesday, I didnât manage to go soon and I reached there before the evening. Yet, I went there alone and it became dark
I was with that honorable man on a trip to Samarra. He had a chamber where he slept alone, and I had a chamber connected to his. I serviced him with care day and at night, people used to gather in his presence until late at night. One night, he sat down as usual and people gathered around him, but I saw that he seemed to be averse to staying in the gatherings and liked there to be deserted.
He was the family of the honorable scholar and the great and pious unique worshiper, Shaykh Huá¹£ayn Najaf, who was then the ImÄm of the Congregation [the clergyman for congregation] in Hindiyah Mosque of Najaf is Ashraf and in piety, goodness and grace acceptable to the people.
Also, Sheykh al-KulaynÄ«Â has narrated a story as follow, âZakarÄ«yyÄ b. IbrÄhÄ«m was a Christian who had converted to Islam, and performed á¸¤ajj. One time, he went to the service of His Majesty al-á¹¢Ädiq (pbuh) and said, âMy parents and my family all are Christian, and my mother is blind and I live with her, and eat from his plate .
Even though he was in exile and cut off from his family and relatives, he was extremely generous and granted the things a lot. He didnât pay attention to the large number of expenses and the increase in expenses.
Anyway, once I had nothing with me for the whole day. And I explained the situation to Sayyid, that there are a lot of expenses and nothing in hand.
When I came back from visiting the Holy Shrine of His Majesty AbÅ« Ê¿Abd AllÄh (pbuh), I was going to Najaf by the Euphrates. I sat in a small boat ; roaing from Karbala to Tawiraj (Hindiyah).
People in the boat we all from Hillah. The way of Hillah was parted from Najaf at Tawiraj . Yet, I saw the people began reveling and joking, except one man who was with them and didnât join their activity.