Tawus on Love: All the scriptures are summed up in love for people as yourself

April 12, 2016

Abdullah Al-Hashimi reported: I came to Tawus, may Allah have mercy on him, and he said to me, “You may ask and make it concise.” I said, “If you are concise, then I will be concise.” Tawus said, “Would you like me to summarize in this sitting all of the Torah, the Gospel, the Psalms, and the Quran?” I said yes. Tawus said, “Fear Allah the Exalted more than anything else, hope in Allah more intensely than you fear him, and love for people what you love for yourself.”

Source: Hilyat al-Awliyā 4693

عن عبد الله الهاشمي أَتَيْتُ طَاوُسًا رحمه الله فَقَالَ لِي سَلْ وَأَوْجِزْ قُلْتُ إِنْ أَوْجَزْتَ أَوْجَزْتُ لَكَ قَالَ تُرِيدُ أَنْ أَجْمَعَ لَكَ فِي مَجْلِسِي هَذَا التَّوْرَاةَ وَالإِنْجِيلَ وَالزَّبُورَ وَالْفُرْقَانَ قُلْتُ نَعَمْ قَالَ خَفِ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى مَخَافَةً لا يَكُونُ عِنْدَكَ شَيْءٌ أَخْوَفَ مِنْهُ وَارْجُهْ رَجَاءً هُوَ أَشَدُّ مِنْ خَوْفِكَ إِيَّاهُ وَأَحِبَّ لِلنَّاسِ مَا تُحِبُّ لِنَفْسِكَ

4693 حلية الأولياء لأبي نعيم طاوس بن كيسان