The Auliya say that looking at the face of a miser hardens the heart. Once Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh) prevented a young man from sitting in a chair. Explaining his action, Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh) said that a woman had just vacated the chair. The athr (spiritual effect) of the ghair mahram female would contaminate his Imaan.

On another occasion Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh) was passing by a hamaam (public bathroom). Someone was taking ghusl and the water was flowing out into the street gutter. Looking at the water, Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh) said to his students who were accompanying him that this person was taking ghusl of janaabat after having committed zina. The water in the gutter contained the germs of zina which Imaam Abu Hanifah’s (rahmatullah alayh) spiritual eyes beheld.

Once a man on his way to meet Hadhrat Uthmaan (radhiyallahu anhhu), the Third…

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