It is reported that Wahb bin Munabbih – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

A scholar once asked another greater than him in knowledge,

“How much should I build?”

He replied, “As much as shelters you from the sun and the rain.”

He asked, “How much food should I eat?”

He replied, “More than what keeps you hungry and less than what makes you full.”

He asked, “How much should I wear?”

He replied, “As the Messiah did.”

He asked, “How much should I laugh?”

He replied, “As much as appears on your face but does not make audible your voice.”

He asked, “How much should I cry?”

He replied, “Never tire from crying out of the fear of Allâh.”

He asked, “How much should I hide my [good] deeds?”

He replied, “Until people think you had not done a good deed.”

He asked, “How much should I make public my deeds?”

He replied, “As much as will let the keen follow your example but not have the people talk about you.”

Wahb said.((Read carefully)) “Everything has two ends and a middle.

If you grab one end, the other will slant, but if you take the middle, both ends will balance. Stick to the balanced middle in all affairs.”

Abû Nu’aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliyâ.

About Abdullah

Analytical & Creative. --- I'm not a Sheikh or a scholar, I'm just a regular guy in love with this Deen. Don't praise me for practicing my Deen. But pray for me, for the errors, that you haven't seen.

Posted on January 9, 2012, in Articles. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hello this is Muhammad Naim a muslim from Afghanistan-Herat I Pray for you to be success in all of your aspect in your life and I say that this is the best way to go to Paradice

    LONG LIVE ISLAM
    I LOVE ALLAH AND I LOVE THE OUR PROFIT MUHAMMAD PEACE BE UPON HIM

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