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Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) on contentment and reliance on Allah Ta’ala

Question

Who is this statement attributed to?

‘Be content with whatever sustenance Allah has given you and you will be wealthy. Place your firm trust in Allah and you will be firm and strong’

 

Answer

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

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 7 pg. 85)

 

The first sentence is also found in a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). See here

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar