70 Excuses

Link to Book: Prayers For Forgiveness – Hasan Al-Basri There are few books I’ve read like it. Every line resonates so deeply. The pain. The struggles. The humanity. It’s as if you’re inner thoughts and feelings are speaking out to you as you read each prayer begging Allah to forgive you. But what is most striking is the realisation…

Pillars of Piety

Someone asked Hassan Al Basri: “What is the secret of your piety?” He replied, “I understood 4 things: I understood my rizq (provision) cannot be taken by anyone so my heart is content. I understood that no one can do my actions (worship) for me, so I started doing them myself. I understood Allah ﷻ…

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…