Abdullah Bin Mubarak
by Naima Sohaib
Abdullah bin Mubarak was an early pious Muslim with a zeal for knowledge, esp in Hadith sciences. He was the most famous scholar of his time. His transformation from a youth indulged in music & leisure to a serious religious student captures imagination. What sets him apart is the balance he achieved in life; a third of his time was spent studying & doing trade, a third in Jihad & a third in Hajj.