The Wise Saying of Hassan al Basri

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The Wise Saying of Hassan al Basri

 

 

 

“I will equip you with three words, then you must leave me to face what I am facing. Be the farthest of people from those things you have been forbidden, and be the most involved of people in the good you have been commanded to do; and know that the steps you take are two steps: a step in your favor and a step against you, so be careful where you come and where you go.”

Dear Readers,

 

 

Please find below our priceless words of wisdom by Imaam Al-Hasan Al-Basri , a peerless scholar with vast knowledge. He was eloquent and an ascetic and pious worshipper. When he recited the Glorious Quran, he would weep until his tears flowed down his cheeks reflecting the extent to which he was deeply influenced by the Holy Book.

 

Al-Hasan ibn Abi-l-Hasan al-Basri (Arabic: الحسن بن أبي الحسن البصري‎‎) <r;(642–728), also known as s Hasan al-Basri (حسن البصري), was a well-known Muslim preacher, theologian, scholar and founder of the Basra school of Sufism who was born in 642 from Iraq “the parents of Al-Hasan Al-Basri were Syriacs Brought up in the house of the prophet Muhammad’s wife Umm Salama, Hasan met many companions of Muhammad

 

 

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Utilize your Health and free time before being called to account.

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Believers and Chameleons

 

Verily, you will find the believer (muʾmin) consistent time after time, upon one way, showing the same face; [whereas]you will find the hypocrite (munāfiq) changing colors, trying to be like everyone around him, running with every wind.

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Living the Dream

 

I only liken the worldly life (dunyā) to a man who, whilst sleeping, sees in his dream things he likes and things he does not like. Then he wakes up (the world ends and the next life starts).

 

Hassan al Basri

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Lack of Intelligence and sound Understanding

 

“By Allah, never was a person given an abundance of worldly wealth and then not feared this might be a plot against him [for his wrongdoing]except a person lacking intelligence and sound opinion. And never has Allah held back worldly wealth from a person and that person has not thought that a good choice has been made for him except a person who [also]lacks intelligence and sound opinion.”

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Importance of Knowledge

‘To learn a single topic of knowledge and teach it to a M uslim is more beloved to me than having the whole world and giving it in the cause of Allah.”

 

Hassan al Basri

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Doing deeds with Love, Hope and Fear of Allah

 ‘The believer does the best deeds yet is most fearful [that his deeds will not be accepted]. If he were to spend a mountain of wealth [in charity], he would not feel sure [of the reward]until he sees it. The more righteous and pious he becomes, the more he fears. But the hypocrite (munafiq) says, There are so many people, I will be forgiven, no problem.’ So he does wrong and evil deeds, yet holds foolish wishes about Allah.”

 

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“By He in whose Hand is my soul, I have lived amongst people who never ordered food to be prepared for themselves If [food]was presented to one of them, he would eat, otherwise, he would be silent; and he would not care if it was hot or cold.”

 

Hassan al Basri

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Be an Intelligent by thinking before speaking

 

 

‘The intelligent person’s tongue is behind his heart: when he wants to speak, he first thinks. If [his words]will be in his favor, he says them, and if they will be against him, he does not speak. And the ignorant person’s heart is behind his tongue: when he merely thinks of saying something, he says it, whether it is for or against him.”

Hassan al Basri

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True Hail 

 

“People say that the one who has been on Hajj is the one who is forgiven.” He said, “And the sign of this is that he leaves the evils he used to do.”

 

Hassan al Basri

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Life is made up of Only 3 Days

 

‘The life of this world is made up of three days: yesterday has gone with all that was done; tomorrow, you may never reach; but today is for you so do what you should do today.” –

 

Hassan al Basri

 

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Knowledge must be seen in your Actions

 

“When a man sought knowledge, it would not be long before it could be seen in his humbleness, his sight, upon his tongue and his hands, in his prayer, in his speech and in his disinterest (zuhd) in worldly allurements. And a man would acquire a portion of knowledge and put it into practice, and it would be better for him than the world and all it contains – if he owned it he would give it in exchange for the hereafter.”

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