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…

Aspiration

“The aspirant needs four things: 1) A luxurious mount, 2) An expansive house, 3) A fine garment, and 4) A radiant lamp. The luxurious mount is patience; the expansive house, intelligence; the fine garment, modesty and piety; and the radiant lamp, knowledge that benefits. My counsel to you is to uphold oaths, allegiances and promises. Guard the…