07 September 2014

Relying on some deeds, forgetting others

Relying on some deeds, forgetting others

It is reported that Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari - Allah be pleased with him - said, 
"A person might do a single good deed, rely on it and forget sins that he regards insignificant, but then meet Allah (on the Day of Judgment) with those sins surrounding him. 
And a man might commit a sin, but never stop fearing its consequences, until he meets Allah safe and sound."

Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr, Fath Al-Bari, references this narration to Asad b. Musa’s Al-Zuhd. A slightly different wording is reported by Ibn Al-Mubarak in Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqa`iq Vol.1 p170.

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If people display bad character towards us,
it should not make us drop our good character as a result.

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