He was a perfect saint known for his submission to the willingness of Allah and for his miracles as well as for his mystic exercises. He got such a great status that even wild animals used to come over him and sit around him. It is very difficult to cover the details of his many miracles. He was from Morocco and he was trained by Abdallah Ibn Jala. When he was there on the mountain of Lebanon, the local king as per his tradition visited the mountain and distributed one dinar in charity to every darwesh but he did not accepted dinar and gave this amount to another Darwesh and left the mountain and reached the city.
By chance he touched the holy Quran without ablution by mistake and due to this mistake he was worried and was in great sorrow. In that trouble and worried condition he went to the bazaar of the city where some persons caught by people for the charge of theft of goods in the city. When some Sufis (mystic persons) saw him in his worried and trouble condition they asked the persons to caught him also for the crime of theft of goods in the city. At that time he told them to arrest him alone and free all other accused persons as he is the head of the gang and he asked them to give him all the punishment of other persons who were arrested for the charge of theft. And for this reason all other accused persons have been released from the prison and they cut off one of his hand. When they learned that he was Shaikh Abul Khair then all persons begged for their pardon for their great mistake. Upon reaching his house all his family members when they saw his cut hand so they wept and cried for this big problem and incident. But he told them it was not good to weep and cry for this problem because if hand was not cut off then the heart was cut off due to mistake of his hand which he touched the holy Quran without ablution and given back his dinar to another darwesh.
Once an inflammation was developed on his hand and as there was no cure available with the doctors other than cutting off of his hand and his Sufi friends told the doctors to clear the wound by cutting off of his hand during his prayer time in which he will not realize any thing except the requirements of worship of Allah.
He told “If intention is not right then the heart will not function properly. If one person do service with sincerity then his body will perform properly.”
He told” There are two places in the heart and their names are as follows and their functions are also shown below.
- Eman ((faith)
- 2. Nifaq (enmity)
- From the place of Eman (faith) one can do service and good acts for the Muslims.
- Welfare for the Muslim
- Always be ready to help the Muslim community.
- 2. From the place of Nif(enimity)
The person will always engage in the deeds of enmity and differences and other low and mean acts.
He told “To make a challenge is great matter of proud for which even the high mountains will not tolerate it.”
He told “Such person will not attain high status unless he
will not have love of Allah in his heart. And one should know the rules of servitude for the perfect duties of Allah.”
By living in the company of pious person one can be away from the company of bad persons.