Talk:Abou Ben Adhem
Abou Ebrahim Ben Adhem was born in an Arab community of Balkh as the king
of the area in around 730 C.E, but he abandoned the throne to become a
ascestic. He is famous in Muslim Sufism for having left his wealth in persuit of a
spiritual life. Many future saints revered Abou Ebrahim's practical style, illustrated
by his countless acts of righteousness, and his humble lifestyle, which contrasted
sharply with his early life as the king of Balkh.