Hasan on Faith: How can you be a Muslim if people are not safe from you?

April 13, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “O son of Adam, how can you be a believer while your neighbor is not secure from you? O son of Adam, how can you be a Muslim while the people are not safe from you? O son of Adam, you will never achieve the reality of faith in your heart until you do not fault people for the same fault that is in yourself. Begin by correcting your fault. If you do so, you will correct a fault only to find another.”

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 6338

عن البيهقي قَالَ الْحَسَنُ رحمه الله ابْنَ آدَمَ كَيْفَ تَكُونُ مُؤْمِنًا وَلَا يَأْمَنُكَ جَارُكَ ابْنَ آدَمَ كَيْفَ تَكُونُ مُسْلِمًا وَلَا يَسْلَمُ النَّاسُ مِنْكَ ابْنَ آدَمَ لَنْ تُصِيبَ حَقِيقَةَ الْإِيمَانِ فِي قَلْبِكَ حَتَّى لَا تَعِيبَ النَّاسَ بِعَيْبٍ هُوَ فِيكَ، حَتَّى تَبْدَأَ بِإِصْلَاحِ ذَلِكَ الْعَيْبِ، فَإِذَا فَعَلْتَ ذَلِكَ لَمْ تُصْلِحْ عَيْبًا إِلَّا وَجَدْتَ آخَرَ

6338 شعب الإيمان