Abu Al-Dardaa: Three Things I Love but Which the People Hate


Abu al-Dardaa (radiallaahu anhu) said:

ثلاثة أحبهن ويكرههن الناس الفقر والمرض والموت أحب الفقر تواضعا لربي والموت اشتياقا لربي والمرض تكفيرا لخطيئتي

Three things I love but the people hate:

Povertyillness and death. I love poverty out of humility to my Lord, and death out of fondness (of meeting) my Lord, and illness as expiation for my sin.

Al-Siyar of al-Dhahabi (2/349)

Posted on December 7, 2013, in Inspiring Stories and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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