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Dealing with your Intention

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It is reported that Sufyan ath-Thawri (rahimahullaah) said,

{{ مَا عَالَجْتُ شَيْئًا أَشَدَّ عَلَيَّ مِنْ نِيَّتِي؛ لِأَنَّهَا تَنْقَلِبُ عَلَيَّ }}

“I have never dealt with (treated/observed/constantly referred back to) anything more severe upon me than my intention, because it is always apt to change.”

[Source: Mentioned by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (rahimahullaah) in his book “Jaami’ al-‘Uloom wal-Hikam”, Volume 1 page 70, checked by Shaykh Shuaib al-‘Arnaoot

Also, Recorded by Abu Na’eem in his “Hilyat ul-Awliya”, (7/62), and in it is the word “Nafsee (myself)” instead of the word “Niyyatee (my intention)”]

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Written by islamictreasure

23/09/2012 at 10:50 PM

Posted in Advice, Inspirational Quotes

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