How Are YOU?

A man once asked Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad how he was doing, and Al-Fudayl disliked this question that people quite often asked, but responded that he was in good health. The man, again, asked how he was doing, and Al-Fudayl said:

What is it that you are asking about – matters of this life or the Hereafter? If you are asking about matters of this life, then know that this life has deviated us and took us far away. If you are asking about matters of the Hereafter, then what do you think of he whose errors have increased, whose righteous works decreased and whose life is nearing its end?! He who has not yet prepared for his return to Allaah, nor for his death, nor humbled himself in anticipation for its coming, nor worked hard before it comes, nor beautified himself for its imminence¹, but has instead beautified himself for this life?!”


[Hilyaatul-Awliyaa, vol. 8, p. 86]
[¹By performing good deeds and staying away from all types of evil.]

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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2 Responses to How Are YOU?

  1. Abu Amir Al Hasan AsSalafi says:

    JaazaakaAllaahu Khayr Jaazelan for this Post!

    Very True and Inspiring!

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