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Ibn Mas’ood said to his companions…..


Ibn Mas’ood (radiyallaahu-anhu) said to his companions:

“You observe fasting, perform prayer and Jihaad more than the companions of Muhammad  (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam ),  whilst they were better than you. ” They said, “Why is that the case?” He said, “They practiced more abstinence from the worldly life and we’re desirous of the afterlife”.

[Source: Jaami’ul Uloom Wal Hikam’ page 318]

abstinence, zuhd