STATEMENT ABOUT YOU FROM THE COMPANIONS

25 May

عن علقمة بن مرثد ، قال : انتهى الزهد إلى ثمانية من التابعين ؛ فمنهم الحسن بن أبي الحسن ، فما رأينا أحدا من الناس كان أطول حزنا منه ، ما كنا نراه إلا أنه حديث عهد بمصيبة ، ثم قال : نضحك ولا ندري لعل الله قد اطلع على بعض أعمالنا ، فقال : لا أقبل منكم شيئا ، ويحك يا ابن آدم لك بمحاربة الله طاقة ؟ إنه من عصى الله فقد حاربه . والله لقد أدركت سبعين بدريا أكثر لباسهم الصوف ، ولو رأيتموهم قلتم مجانين ، ولو رأوا خياركم لقالوا : ما لهؤلاء من خلاق ، ولو رأوا شراركم لقالوا ما يؤمن هؤلاء بيوم الحساب ، ولقد رأيت أقواما كانت الدنيا أهون على أحدهم من التراب تحت قدميه ، ولقد رأيت أقواما يمشي أحدهم وما يجد عنده إلا قوتا فيقول : لا أجعل هذا كله في بطني ، لأجعلن بعضه لله عز وجل فيتصدق ببعضه ، وإن كان هو أحوج ممن تصدق به عليه .

al-Hassan ibn al-Hassan said, “I have met seventy veterans of Badr. Most of their garments were wool. Had you seen them you would have said they are crazy, and had they seen the best among you they would have said: “Those people will have no part in the Hereafter.” Had they seen the worst among you they would have said: “Those people do not believe in the Day of Reckoning.” I have seen people for whom this world was cheaper than the dust under their feet. I have seen people the like of whom would come home at night, not finding more than his own portion of food, and yet say: “I shall not put all of this into my belly. I shall certainly give some away for Allah’s sake.” Then he would give away some of his food in charity, even if he were more in need of it than its recipient (Abu Nu`aym in Hilya al-Awliya).

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