Sunday 2 June 2019

Ramadan 2019/1440: Thought of the Day 28

The quote for Day 28 of Ramadan from my box of things to think about is:

“No poverty is worse that ignorance, no wealth is better than reason, no worship is like contemplation, no goodness is like good character and no devotion is like restraint.” ~ Hassan Al-Basri (RA)

Alhamdulillah, there is so much to unpick and mull over in this one statement. What are be encouraged to prioritise and value? Knowledge, careful thought and reflection and reason on the one hand and good character and self-restraint on the other.  A recipe for a beautiful character – moderate, tempered, thoughtful and modest.

The hard part is becoming that person, but what Hassan Al-Basri’s (RA) statement does do, is create a vision of where we want to end up insh’Allah.

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