In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy

A man said to Abdullaah Bin Mas-ood (may Allah be pleased with him): “I do not want to be amongst the companions of the right, I want to be amongst those foremost in faith.’’

So Abdullaah Bin Mas-ood said to him: ‘’But there is a man right here (meaning himself) who wishes that he is not resurrected after he dies.”

One day he (Abdullaah) came out and the people followed him, so he said to them ”Do you have a need?”

They said: ‘’No, but we want to walk along with you.”

He said: ”Go back, for indeed it is humiliation for the one following and a trial for the one followed.”

He said: ”Had you known what I know about myself, you would have hurried to cover my head with earth.” [Source: Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad: page: 195, 198, 265]



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