Righteous Interaction

The words of our great teacher:

أحب الصالحين ولست منهم
لعلي أن أنال بهم شفاعة
وأكره من تجارته المعاصي
ولو كنا سواء في البضاعة

I love the righteous, although I’m not of them
Perhaps i shall receive intercession through them
And I hate he who deals/trades in sins
although we are equal in our trade/product

Imam Shafi’

His noble student’s response:

تحب الصالحين وأنت منهم
ومنكم سوف يلقون الشفاعة
وتكره من تجارته المعاصي
وقاك الله من شر البضاعة

You love the righteous and you are of them
And from you shall they receive intercession
And you hate he who trades in sin
May Allah protect you from the evil of such product

Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal


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