Wrote it again
Wrote it again.. ❤
Ibn Abi Aasim says:
“When the affair of al-Alawee occurred in Al-Basrah (in Al-Iraaq) all of my books were lost, so I re-wrote fifty thousand ahadith from memory.
I used to go to the greengrocers’ shop and write using the light of his lamp.
Then I realised that I had not asked the permission of the owner of the lamp to sit in its light so I went to the sea and washed away all I had written and wrote it again”.
[“As-Siyar A’lam An-Nubala”, 13/430-439].