Thought I'd share a touching and thought-provoking anecdote about Sh. Hakim al-Tirmidhi from an article I just read in connection with my Sisyphean thesis.
Dr. Muhammad Ibraheem Al-Geyoushi, "Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi: His works and thoughts", Islamic Quarterly, vol XIV, issue 4, 1971, p172.
Another fascinating and beautiful tidbit: Tirmidhi would only drink well water out of concern that river water had come from a place where sin had occured.
He's also highly unusual (unique ?) in the annals of Sufism for writing of not only his own, but his wife's spiritual visions.
A fascinating figure.
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