Saintly Character

“He is a man whose secret is as his open, and his words are as his actions”
If he orders people to a good, he was the most vigorous of them in pursuing it
And if he forbade people from an evil, he was the strictest in avoiding it
I saw him needless from what the people have, abstinent from what they owned,
And I saw the people in need of him, seeking what he has”
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These were the words used to describe Imam Al-Hasan Al-Basri, one of the greatest people to come in the generation after the companions of the Prophet ﷺ (tabi’een). If we could learn to emulate such character, perhaps we can find our salvation, as stated.

“How can a people go astray when they have the like of him (Imam Hasan) in their midst.”
— Imam Maslamah
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