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Who was Abou Ben Adhem? What does he encounter upon awakening?

QuestionsWho was Abou Ben Adhem? What does he encounter upon awakening?
amit asked 2 years ago

Who was Abou Ben Adhem in Leigh Hunt’s poem of same name? What does Abou see when he wakes up one night?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 2 years ago

Abou Ben Adhem in Leigh Hunt’s poem with the same name refers to the Sufi Saint, Ibrahim ibn Adham
 
Upon awakening from his ‘deep dream of peace’, Abou encounters an angel writing something on a book of gold. In the presence of the angel, his room was brightly lit.


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