Abu Darda on Reciprocity: As you judge others, so you are judged

July 16, 2017

Abu Qilabah reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Righteousness will not perish, nor will sin be forgotten. The Judge does not sleep. Thus, be as you will, for as you judge you shall be judged.”

Source: al-Zuhd li-Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal 448

عَنْ أَبِي قِلابَةَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ رضي الله عنه الْبِرُّ لا يُبْلَى وَالإِثْمُ لا يُنْسَى وَالدَّيَّانُ لا يَنَامُ فَكُنْ كَمَا شِئْتَ كَمَا تَدِينُ تُدَانُ

448 الزهد لأحمد بن حنبل