He followed the solitude way of life but he was respected greatly by sheikhs for his greatness. For this reason pious persons also respected him very much. He was perfect in exegesis of the holy Qu’ran and Hadith (tradition of the holy prophet).
His teachings and advises were also perfect and he was always busy in his teachings of Islamic knowledge and advises in Resafa mosque in Baghdad.
He was a disciple of Harith Mahasabi. He was trained in the company of Sirri Saqti and Abul Khair Nasij. Imam Hambal used to ask his opinions in case of any problems in the Islamic matters. He was died in the year 289 H. Once he visited Harith Mubarak who was famous darwesh and he was wearing fine dress at that time and there was a cage near him in which there was a bird in it. When the bird told some thing then Abu Hamza cried in loud voice and told “Labbaik Ya Sayyadi” “(Welcome Oh
: Master.)” When Harith heard this, he became very angry and he took a knife to kill him but the disciples requested him to avoid such act. But Harith was in great anger and told him “Oh! Abu Hamza be a Muslim” and the disciples told him that we think him a great pious person but you are treating him as a kafir (an unbeliever) and insulting
him. Harith told them “I myself also think him a great
pious person and his piety is known to me too and I also know that he is in inner most in love for the unity of Allah.”
But why he did such an act which is similar to the act of sweet makers and why he did cry on the call of a bird as lovers of Allah will get peace and comfort from the holy book’s verses because Allah never annihilate into any person’s body and also it is not legal for Allah to annihilate and mix into any person’s body. When Abu Hamza heard the above comments, he told him “His action and saying is according to a group which is not on the right path so I repent for this mistake in this matter.” He told I witnessed Allah by force then Allah told me ” Oh : Abu Baker do not follow doubts and do not become the brother of mankind.”
But when this saying reached to the people and for this useless saying he was given many punishments and he also underwent many hardships and problems for this reason.
He told “The friendship of indigent persons is very difficult so except the people of trust no body can bear them.” If there will be help from Allah for any one then for such person it is easy to follow the right path. One who adopt the path of Allah by source and logic then such person will follow the right path for some time and he will also be away from the right path for some time.
He told one who get the followings three things by grace of Allah then he will be safe from problems and difficulties.
- To live empty with stomach.
- 2. To adopt Contentment.
- To follow indigence always .
He told “Upon fulfillment of duties your soul will be safe and secure.”
The true sufi is one who is firm in the following things.
- He will face insult after respect.
- 2. He will face poverty after richness.
- He will become unknown after fame.
If there will be no such things in any sufi then such person is not true sufi. He told the starvation is gift from Allah which should be acceptable to me.
When I come to know that there will no such starvation than me in the world so I accepted it happily and adopted the right path. He used to talk in sweet tone upon serious thinking so one day he heard a divine call in which he heard ” Oh Abu Hamza you used to talk upon thinking in sweet tone but it is better for you to stop talking and do not show your sweet style of talking in nice tone to others. ”
Upon this incident he stopped talking and died in the same week but some persons told he died due to falling from the pulpit in the mosque while he was delivering Friday sermon.