Abu Ja’far [Al-Mansour] –the Caliph- took hold of the garment of al-Thawri, and directed his face to the Ka’bah and asked him:

“By the Lord of this structure, what kind of man did you find me?”

So Al-Thawri answered: “By the Lord of this structure, I found you to be the worst of people!”

And he pushed his hand away. [1][2]


[1] Hilyat Al-Awliyaa 7/42

[2] Benefitted from: https://www.facebook.com/ALBaQeLLany/posts/754004371360731

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