Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How they prayed: Abu Al-Aliyah sayings

How they prayed: Abu Al-Aliyah sayings

From the lives of our pious predecessors:

Abu Al-Aliyah said, "I would travel for days to meet a man and the first thing I would notice about him is his prayer. If he would establish the prayer perfectly and on time, I would stay with him and hear the knowledge he had. If I found him to be careless concerning the prayer, I would leave him and say to myself that for things other than the prayer, he would be even more careless."

(Hilyat Al-Awliya, 2/312)

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