A lad who was trailing his garment (i.e. below his ankles) passed by Sila Ibn Ashyam (rahimahullaah) and his companions, and his companions wanted to harshly rebuke him. Sila said, ‘Leave him be, I will deal with him for you.’ He said to him, ‘Nephew, I need something from you.’ He asked, ‘What do you need?’ He (Sila) replied, ‘I want you to raise your wrapper (i.e. ezaar).’ He (the lad) said, ‘Yes, and may your eye be blessed.’ He raised his wrapper, and Sila (rahimahullaah) remarked to his companions, ‘This is the same as what you wanted; [and yet] if you had abused him, and injured him, he would have vilified you.’

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