Sunday, August 19, 2007

Accountability

According to Thabit ibn Hajjaj, Umar ibn Khattab once said, "Weigh your actions before they are weighed, and reckon with yourself before you are reckoned with, for today's reckoning will be easier than tomorrow's. And prepare yourself for the great appearance (of the Judgement Day)".


Source: Hilyat Al-Auliya, Pg 48, An Islamic treasury of virtues by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

3 comments:

nuh ibn zbigniew gondek said...

As salaam alaikum.

Masha'Allah -- that is a great piece on accountability. Jazak'allahu khairn for sharing it.

nuh ibn

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

Another wonderful post! Jazak'Allah. If we took even an ounce of this excellent advice, we'd have no time to point fingers at others, and worry about what everyone else is doing wrong!.. Doesn't it feel like that's the point we've come to?! Ahh..

May Allah guide us and help us to prepare for the Great Day! Ameen.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

Umm Abdullah said...

as-salamu`alaykum

SubhanAllah an entire blog on Umar bin al-Khattab radiallahu 'anh - what an amazing treasure!

May Allah bless and reward your efforts ameen.

Keep up the good work inshaAllah