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Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) on carrying out good deeds immediately

Question

Who is this statement attributed to?

إذا هممت بصدقة أو ببر أو بعمل صالح فعجل مضيه من ساعته من قبل أن يحول بينك وبينه الشيطان

 

Answer

Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of Imam Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah).

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 7 pg. 61)

 

 

Translation

When you intend to give charity or carry out a good deed then carry it out immediately before Shaytan intervenes [and tries to prevent you].

 

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar