O youth! Seek the Hereafter!

Hasan al-Basree 110 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “O youth! Seek the Hereafter, for we often see people pursuing the Hereafter and finding it as well as the dunyah (worldly well being), but we have never seen anyone pursue the dunyah and gain the Hereafter as well as the dunyah.” Source: az-Zuhd al-Kabir…

The hearts die and live

Hasan al-Basree 110 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said, إن القلوب تموت وتحيا فإذا هي ماتت فاحملوها على الفرائض فإذا حييت فأدبوها في التطوع “Indeed, hearts dies and lives. If the hearts are dead then (give it life by) carrying out the obligations, and if the hearts are alive then refine it by…

Are you tired of worship?

Hasan al-Basree 110 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said once to a people who were disputing: هؤلاء قوم ملوا العبادة و خف عليكم القول, و قل ورعهم فتكلموا “These ones have become tired of worship, speaking has become easy for them, and their piety has diminished, and that is why they talk.” Taken…

Knowledge is of two types

Hasan al-Basree 110 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said: العلم علمان: علم في القلب, و علم على اللسان, فعلم القلب هو العلم النافع, و علم اللسان هو حجة الله على عباده “Knowledge is two (types): Knowledge in the heart and knowledge upon the tongue. Knowledge of the heart is the beneficial knowledge, and…