Tag: character

Two Characteristics of Righteousness Bishr Ibn Al-Haarith

Bishr Ibn al-Haarith (rahimahullaah) said: ”You will not become truly righteous until your enemy is safe from you (i.e. your injustice). And how can any goodness be in you when your friend is not safe from you.”

He (rahimahullaah) said: ”I have never seen anything that exposes the affairs of this slave more than his stomach.”

[Source: Seerah As-Salaf As-Saaliheen of Imaam Ismaa’eel Ibn Muhammad Al-Asbahaanee: section: Those who followed the Taabi-een in goodness. Maktabah Shaamilah]

Accompanying One Who is a Slave to His Belly

Muhammad Ibn Waasi (rahimahullaah) said: “There is no good in accompanying companions and engaging in conversations if they are slaves to their bellies (i.e. only interested in earning in order to eat and enjoy themselves); because if they are like this, some of them will hinder others from the affairs of the aakhirah (i.e. those deeds that will lead them to success in the hereafter).”
 [Reported by Ibn Abee Dunyah ‘ in ( Al-Ikhwaan, page 100)]