Ulimate humility


Hassan Al-Basree said:

“I met some people who could not rejoice at the splendor of life when it came to them, nor dedicate their attention to any part of it that went away from them. This life was as worthless in their eyes as dust. One of them lived for fifty or sixty years during which he only owned the clothes that he wore, did not have a barrier between his body and the floor when he slept, and did not ask his family to cook a dish of food for him. When night came, they would be standing and then laying their foreheads on the floor (in Sujuud), with tears running down their cheeks. They begged their Lord to free their necks (from the Fire). Whenever they performed a good deed, they appreciated Allaah for it and invoked Him to accept it. Whenever they committed an error, they felt sad and begged Allaah to forgive it for them, may Allaah’s mercy and pleasure be upon them. By Allaah! They were not saved from the repercussions and evil consequences of sins, except through Allaah’s forgiveness.”

[Al-Ihyaa, vol.4, p239]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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