Every person starts his/her day as a vendor of his/her soul…

The Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:

كل الناس يغدو فبائع نفسه فمعتقها أو موبقها

‘’Every person starts his day as a vendor of his soul, either freeing it (i.e. from sin) or bringing about its ruin (i.e. through sin)” [1]

AbuBakr Ibn Ayyaash (rahimahullaah) said: A man once said to me when I was a young man: ‘’Save yourself in this worldly life as much as you can by (seeking) after the provision of the afterlife; for indeed the prisoner of the afterlife (i.e. the one condemned in the fire) will never be unfastened. ‘’ [2]


[1] Hadeeth 23. Forty hadith of Nawawi

[2] Jaami-ul Uloom Wal-Hikam. Page: 390. Daar Ibn Rajab



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