Sufyan on Sins: To sin against people is more severe to Allah

July 23, 2017

Al-Samarqandi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “For you to meet Allah Almighty with seventy sins between you and Allah would be easier on you than to meet him with a single sin between you and his servants.”

Source: Tanbīh al-Ghāfilīn 1/380

عن السمرقندي وَعَنْ سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيِّ رَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى عَلَيْهِ أَنَّهُ قَالَ إِنْ لَقِيتَ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى بِسَبْعِينَ ذَنْبًا فِيمَا بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى أَهْوَنُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ أَنْ تَلْقَاهُ بِذَنْبٍ وَاحِدٍ فِيمَا بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَ الْعِبَادِ

1/380 تنبيه الغافلين بأحاديث سيد الأنبياء والمرسلين