Ayyub on Pardon: Nobility is in detachment from the world and in forgiveness

January 22, 2017

Ibn Hibban reported: Ayyub As-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man will not achieve nobility until he has two qualities: to be indifferent to what people possess, and to pardon them.”

Source: Rawḍat al-‘Uqalā’ 1/167

عن ابن حبان قال قال أَيُّوبَ السِّخْتِيَانِيَّ رحمه الله لا يَنْبُلُ الرَّجُلُ حَتَّى تَكُونَ فِيهِ خَصْلَتَانِ الْعِفَّةُ عَمَّا بِيَدِ النَّاسِ وَالتَّجَاوُزُ عنهم

1/167 روضة العقلاء ونزهة الفضلاء