“All humans are dead, except those who have knowledge. And all those who have knowledge are asleep, except those who do good deeds. And those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere. And those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.”
Sheikh Kaasim Muhyideen
Sheikh Kaasim Muhyideen died in 1376 A.H. He was among the Nobel scholars of the city of najaf. He used to go to rich people to pledge money for poor’s and if they refused him in the morning he again ask them in the afternoon. In this way he used to collect money for needy and poor people.
Everyone was well aware that he did not use this money for his self and takes simple diet of bread and milk due to his poverty. Once he became ill and doctors advised him to go to abroad for his treatment ad he had to sell his library in order to get money for his treatment.
Muqaddas Ardabili was very great and Nobel scholar of his time. He was well known because of his great piety and good manners. During famines he give away all his food to the poor’s and left with very little food for himself.
He often received expensive shawls with which turbans were worn. When he wore turbans and came across poor people he used to remove his turban cut his turban into two pieces and gives it to the poor people.In this way he repeated this act several times and when he would come home he would often be left with a mere piece of cloth. It has been said that it was for this reason that he wore very big turbans.
Sheikh Jawaad Al Balaghi An-Najafi
Sheikh Jawaad Al Balaghi An-Najafi was an author of great power, who discussed and debated with people of various faiths: the Jews, Christians, Marxists and even atheists who believe that the world has come about through coincidence.
He lived in great poverty in a poor house. His bed was made of palm leaves. He was too poor that when he wanted to publish his books he had no money and he sold his house to publish his book.So, This shows how our scholars sacrificed their basic necessities just so as to spread the religion of Allah.