Tuesday, September 15, 2009

One Hadith

It is narrated that Al-Shibli [may Allah have mercy on him] served 400 teachers
and said: "I read 4000 ahadith [traditions] and selected one of them for practice,
because having pondered over it and considered it seriously, I realized that here lay my salvation,
since it embodied the knowledge of the predecessors and those who followed them.
And that tradition was, that the Messenger of Allah [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him]
said to one of his Companions:

"Work for your world according to you position in it.
Work for your Hereafter according to the length of your remaining in it.
Work for Allah the Exalted according to your need of Him and
work of the Fire according to your endurance in it."

-Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali [may Allah be pleased with him]


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