Anas relates that, “We asked the Prophet (saws), ‘O Messenger of Allah, shouldn’t we refrain from calling others to goodness if we don’t practice all good things ourselves, and shouldn’t we refrain from forbidding wrong things until we ourselves have abstained from all the bad?’ ‘No,’ he replied, ‘You should call others to goodness even if you don’t do all good, and you should forbid bad things even if you don’t abstain from all of them yourselves.’”
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
You must adhere to truthfulness, for truthfulness leads to righteousness. And, verily, righteousness leads to Paradise.
How wondrous is the matter of the believer, for all that happens to him is good: if good befalls him he shows gratitude, and it is best for him; and if ill befalls him he shows patience, and it is best for him.
None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.
I looked at all friends, and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all the dresses but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought about all kinds of wealth, but did not find a better wealth than contentment in a little. I thought of all sorts of good deeds but did not find a better deed than offerring good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience.
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
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