Weakness of Men

Sufyaan ath-Thawree 161 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) was asked about the verse “…and man was created weak” (Surah Nisaa: 28) what is man’s weakness? He replied, “It is when a woman passes by a man and he does not restrain himself from looking at her nor does he gain any benefit from looking at her,…

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Difficulty of intentions

Sufyaan ath-Thawree 161 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said: ما عالجت شيئا أشد علي من نيتي, لانها تتقلب علي “There is nothing more difficult upon me to observe than my intention, as it is always changing.” Taken from Jaami’ ‘Uloom p. 16