Saturday, 4 February 2012

Becoming close to Allah Most High

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said, from Abu Darda’: “The Abdal (40 best people of the world, at any given time, and obviously all these 40 are Muslims) have not come to be greater than the rest of the people by performing much fasting or prayers or tasbih, but rather by excellent morals, being true in their scrupulousness, their sound intentions, their hearts being at peace with all Muslims, and giving others sincere counsel for the sake of Allah.”

Recorded by Hakim at-Tirmidhi in Nawadir al-Usul (Asl #51). A hadith of similar wording was recorded by Daylami (Firdaws, 2:344) and Ibn ‘Asakir (1:292) from Anas, and Ibn Abi Dunya (K. Awliya, #8) from ‘Ali.

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