Ath-Tha’labi on Piety: True piety is to not feel shame for anything in the heart

February 7, 2017

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Some of the wise men said, “A man does not reach the peak of righteousness (al-taqwa) until it is such that, were he to place what is in his heart on a plate and go around the market with it, he would not be ashamed of anything on it.”

Source: al-Kashf wal-Bayān 1/144

عن الثعلبي قال بعض الحكماء لا يبلغ الرجل سنام التقوى إلّا إذا كان بحيث لو جعل ما في قلبه على طبق فيطاف به في السوق لم يستحي من شيء عليها

1/144 الكشف والبيان عن تفسير القرآن