Hasan Al-Basri: What is Iman (Faith)

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It is reported that Al-Hasan Al-Basri – Allâh have mercy on him – said when asked what is îmân (faith)?’:

It is perseverance (al-sabr) from the things that are forbidden by Allah the Mighty and Majestic and acceptance.

He was asked, “What is perseverance and acceptance?” He replied,

“al-sabr is to persevere in holding back from what Allah has forbidden, and [acceptance is] acceptance of what Allah the Mighty and Majestic has commanded.”

~ Hasan Al-Basri

 

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