In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Commentary ~ Our Pious Predecessors and Their Fear of Allah
Ibn Mas’ud (May Allah be satisfied with him) used to say: “Indeed, with the passing of nights and days, your stay on this earth is decreasing, yet your deeds will remain preserved and death will come suddenly. Whoever sows seeds of goodness will reap a harvest of hope. Whoever sows evil will reap the harvest of misfortune and regret. Indeed, each shall reap of that which he sows. The one who works slowly shall not be prevented from his share, and the one who works eagerly will not get more than is decreed for him (referring to wordly pursuits). Any blessing that is received from Allah and any protection from evil is also from Allah. The ones who fear Allah are the leaders, along with the scholars, and joining their company can only lead to personal benefit.”
Gems and Jewels
Compiled by: Abdul-Malik Mujahid
Publisher: Maktaba Dar-us-Salam