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Al-Fudhayl bin ‘Iyaadh – rahimahullaah – said:

If you love for the people to have exactly what you have (and nothing more), then you have not been true to your LordSo, how is it when you secretly wish for them to have less than what you have?”
[‘Jami’ al-‘Uloom wal-Hikam’; 1/309]

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It is reported that Al-Fudayl b. ‘Ayyâd – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

The believer speaks little and does alot, whereas the hypocrite (munâfiq) speaks a lot and does little. When the believer speaks, it is with wisdom, when he is silent, it is in deep thought, when he sees, he takes lessons, and when he acts, it is a cure. If this is the way you are, then you are in the constant worship [of your Lord.]

Abû Nu’aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliyâ` 8:98.

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