The secret to piety

Someone asked Al-Hasan Al-Basri (may God have mercy on him): “What is the secret to your piety?”

He replied: “I understood four things:

1. I understood that my rizq (provision/sustenance decreed by Allah) cannot be taken by anyone, so my heart became content.

2. I understood that no one can do my actions (worship) for me, so I started doing them myself.

3. I understood that Allah is watching me, so I became ashamed to do wrong.

4. I understood that death is waiting for me, so I started to prepare for my meeting with Allah.”

Timeless Seeds of Advice by B. B. Abdulla

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