Hasan on Rebellion: People who rush to their swords are left with their swords

July 8, 2012

Ibn Sa’d reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If the people had patience when they are being tested by their unjust ruler, it will not be long before Allah will give them a way out. However, they always rush to their swords, so they are left with their swords. By Allah, not even for a single day did they bring about any good.”

Source: al-Ṭabaqāt al-Kubrá 8789

عن بن سعد قال الحسن البصري رحمه الله لَوْ أَنَّ النَّاسَ إِذَا ابْتُلُوا مِنْ قِبَلِ سُلْطَانِهِمْ صَبَرُوا مَا لَبِثُوا أَنْ يُفْرَجَ عَنْهُمْ وَلَكِنَّهُمْ يَجْزَعُونَ إِلَى السَّيْفِ فَيُوَكَّلُونَ إِلَيْهِ فَوَاللَّهِ مَا جَاءُوا بِيَوْمِ خَيْرٍ قَطُّ

8789 الطبقات الكبرى لابن سعد طبقات الكوفيين