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Remembering death decreases jealousy

Question

Could you provide the reference for this:

من أكثر ذكر الموت قل فرحه وقل حسده

 

Answer

Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 1 pg. 220. Also see: Kitabuz Zuhd Of Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Al Mubarak, pg. 464)

 

Translation

Whoever remembers death frequently, his rejoicing and jealousy will reduce

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar