Predecessor Who Prepared for Hereafter

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Predecessor Who Prepared for Hereafter

Whenever Amir b. ‘Abdullah b. al-Zubayr b. aI-Awwam witnessed a funeral he would stand next to the grave and say [to the grave]: ‘I see you are very narrow! And I see you are made of dust! And I see you are so dark! Truly, I shall prepare well until the day I am placed in you.’

Whenever he left a grave he left a grave he would donate the first thing he saw from his wealth, seeking nearness of his Lord. For this reason, whenever he left a funeral, his slaves used to race to make themselves the first thing seen him, so that he would free them.

Related by Ayyash b. al-Mughirah


Sifat al-Safwah (2/131)

(Read on pg 38, Ibn al-Jawzi, Disturber of the Hearts. Dar As-Sunnah Publishers. Birmingham:2012.)

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