Shaykh Sufyaan ath-Thawree

The Upper Hand is Better then the Lower Hand and Imaam Sufyaan ath-Thawree on the Filth of the People

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “The upper hand is better than the lower hand (i.e. he who gives in charity is better than him who takes it). One should start giving first to his dependents. And the best object of charity is that which is given by a wealthy person (from the(…)

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Over Socializing – Having too many acquaintances – Sufyaan ath-Thawri (may Allah have mercy on him)

Keep Only a Few Friends Sufyaan ath-Thawri (may Allah have mercy on him) said that one foolishly compromised one’s religion when one kept too many friends. Having too many acquaintances diverts one from one’s duty towards one’s Lord, for a person who has many friends is always busy socializing with them and fulfilling their rights(…)

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