The Advice of Al-Hasan

Al-Hasan (rahimahullaah) once wrote the following short letter to Umar bin Abdul-Aziz (rahimahullaah):

“Fear what Allah told you to fear. Take what is in your hands, and use it for what is to come (i.e.,the Hereafter). At the moment of death, sure news will come to you and peace.”

Umar (rahinahullaah) wrote back, asking Al-Hasan (rahimahullaah) to advise him some more. This is the letter that Al-Hassan (rahimahullaah) wrote back:

Indeed the terror (of the Day of Resurrection) is greater (that you might think). Indeed, frightful matters are near at hand. You will have to face all of that, either by facing it all and being saved, or by facing it all and being destroyed. Know that he who takes account of his own deeds will be succeed, and that he who is negligent in this regard will fail. Whoever looks at the outcomes of his actions will be saved, while he who obeys his desires will be misguided. Whoever is patient and forbearing will gain profits. Whoever remain awake and vigilant (regarding his deeds) will be safe; whoever sees,understands; and whoever understands, knows. Then if you slip, return (and repent). And when you are remorseful, then refrain (from returning your sin). When you are ignorant, ask. And when you are angry, restrain your anger.


Transcribed from: Stories of Repentance, Page 79|Compiled by:Muhammad Abduh Mughawari|Edited by Abdul Ahad (Alig.)|Published by Darussalam

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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3 Responses to The Advice of Al-Hasan

  1. mo says:

    I liked the picture.

  2. :) Thank you…Barakallaahu feek.

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