Sufyan on Taqwa: Righteousness is to love people as yourself

March 22, 2017

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri and Al-Fudayl, may Allah have mercy on them both, said, “The righteous man is he who loves for people what he loves for himself.”

And Al-Junaid ibn Muhammad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The righteous man is not he who loves for people what he loves for himself. Rather, the righteous man is only he who loves for people greater than he loves for himself.”

Source: al-Kashf wal-Bayān 1/143

عن الثعلبي قال سفيان الثوري والفضيل رحمهما الله المتقي هو الذي يحب للناس ما يحب لنفسه

وقال الجنيد بن محمد رحمه الله ليس المتقي الذي يحب الناس ما يحب لنفسه إنّما المتقي الذي يحب للناس أكثر مما يحب لنفسه

1/143 الكشف والبيان