Could you provide a reference for this statement?
Humayd ibn Hilal Al ‘Adawi (rahimahullah) said: “The one who remembers Allah Ta’ala in the marketplace is like a green tree in the middle of several dead trees.”
Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Nu’aym ibn Hilal (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i.
(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 2 pg. 252)
See here for a du’a to recite when in the marketplace.
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar