Who was Abou Ben Adhem in Leigh Hunt’s poem of same name? What does Abou see when he wakes up one night?
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.
Abou Ben Adhem is a Sufi saint who loves his fellow men. As he wakes up due to the moonlight which was making his room rich, he sees a presence of an angel which was like a lily in bloom and writing something in her book of gold.