21+ Quotes by Hasan al Basri

Hasan al basri born on 642 AD, in Medina, Saudi Arabia and passed away on 728 AD, Basra, Iraq was a theologian and Islamic scholar. He is often referred to as Ḥasan of Basra .

some quotes by him are as follows:

“In this life, the believer is just like a prisoner who strives hard sto free his neck; he never feels safe until he meets Allah, the Exalted and Most Honored.” – Al-Hasan al-Basri

Hasan al-basri quotes on piety

“Verily, Allah lets [a person] enjoy a blessing for as long as He wills. But when He is no longer thanked for it, He turns it into a punishment.” – Al-Hasan al-Basri, (May Allah have mercy on him)

“Don’t sit with the people of biddah (innovation) and desires, nor argue with them, nor listen to them.” – Al-Hasan al-Basri, (May Allah have mercy on him)

“Know that you cannot love Allah until you love obeying Him (Allah).” – Hasan al Basri

“Admonish the people with your actions and not with your statements.” – Hasan al-Basri // If someone does wrong to you then respond him/her by doing good to him/her.

“You chase this Dunya (world) when it was meant as punishment for Adam.” – Hasan Al Basri

“A person who acts without knowledge corrupts more than he rectifies.” – Al-Hasan al-Basri

“He who has no manners has no knowledge; he who has no patience has no Deen, and he who has no piety has no nearness to Allah for him.” – Al-Hasan al-Basri

“If you would be pleased to be safe and for your religion to be safe for you, then restrain your hands from harming the lives of people, restrain your tongues from harming their honor, and restrain your stomachs from consuming their wealth.” – Hasan al Basri

“The intelligent person’s tongue is behind his heart: when he wants to speak, he first thinks. If [his words] will be in his favor, he says them, and if they will be against him, he does not speak. And the ignorant person’s heart is behind his tongue: when he merely thinks of saying something, he says it, whether it is for or against him.” – Al-Hasan al-Basri

“The world is three days: As for yesterday, it has vanished. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work on it.” – Al-Hasan al-Basri

“A believer will always be critical of himself in his food, his drink and his speech. A sinner will not criticize himself.” – Al-Hasan al-Basri

“Intention is more superior than action.” –  Hasan al Basri

“Be vigilant and totally on your guard, for indeed it (the dunyaa) is like a snake – it is soft to touch, but its poison is deadly and fatal.” – Hasan al Basri

“Whoever loves this dunya(world) and is pleased by it, then he should know that the love of the Ākhirah(Hereafter) is leaving their heart, because the two cannot coexist in one heart.” – Hasan al Basri

“Seek knowledge in a way that does not harm (you acting on) your worship, and worship in a way that does not harm (you gaining) your knowledge. Whoever acts without knowledge harms more than he benefits.” – Hasan al Basri

“O Son of Ādam! Walk on the earth with your feet as long as you wish, for it shall soon be your grave. You have not ceased to subtract from your life span since you came from your mother’s womb.” – Hasan al Basri

“The grave eats away fat and flesh but it cannot eat away Imaan.” – Hasan al Basri

“Indeed Mankind of to this world is ungrateful.” – Hasan al Basri // It means mankind counts his/her problems but forgets his/her blessings from Allah

“Improve your performance in what is left (of time) and you will be forgiven for that which has already passed. So take special care of the time you have left because you do not know when your soul will be turned over to Allah’s Mercy.” – Hasan al Basri

“If you Sell this life for the next and you will win both of them. If you sell the next life for this dunya then you will loose both of them.” – Hasan al Basri

“O Ahl As-Sunnah(People of Sunnah),be soft with each other,may Allaah have mercy on you,because you will be the first to fade away.” – Hasan al Basri

“The people I grew up with would be more cautious about how they spent their time than you are cautious about spending money.” – Hasan al Basri

“Whoever acts without knowledge corrupts MORE than he rectifies.” – Hasan al-Basree

“Treat your illnesses by giving sadaqah (charity).” – Hasan al Basri

“Hopes of forgiveness have deceived some people until they left the world as bankrupts, that is devoid of good works.” – Hasan al-Basri

“Imaan is not wishful thinking or outward appearances but a matter rooted in the heart and confirmed by actions.” – Hasan Al-Basri

“Whoever does not find happiness in the Dhikr of Allah, prayer,& reciting the Quran, will not find it anywhere else.”- Hasan al Basri

“A grain of genuine piety is better than a thousand fold weight of (illegitimate) fasting and prayer.” – Hasan al-Basri

“Increase in seeking Allah’s forgiveness, for you don’t know when mercy will descend (upon you).” – Hasan al-Basri

“People are the same in health but when hardship befalls they show distinction.” -Al-Hasan Al-Basri

“Patience is a treasure from the treasures of Paradise, Allah does not grant it except to His noble slaves.” – Hasan Al Basri

“You are nothing but a number of days, and whenever a day passes away, a part of you passes away.” — Hasan Al-Basri

“Indeed Allah did not indicate an end to the actions of a believer except at the time of death.” – Hasan al Basri

“The best attribute a believer can have is forgiveness.” — Hasan al-Basri

“Increase in you seeking of forgiveness, for verily you don’t know when the mercy of Allah will befall you” – Hasan al Basri

“In this world the believer is like the stranger, he doesn’t become upset/ despair when it degrades /humiliates him, nor does he compete with others in chasing after its grandeur. For the people are in one state and his sin a totally different state.” – Hasan al Basri

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