Please mention the reference and Arabic of this quote:

“Sometimes two men will be together offering one Salah, but the difference between them is that of between the sky and earth. This is because one person has his attention fully to Allah and the other is completely unmindful”- Hassan ibn ‘Atiyyah



This narration is recorded in Imam Nu’aym ibn Hammad’s additions to Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Al Mubarak.

(Hadith: 96)


Hassan ibn ‘Atiyyah (rahimahullah) was a reliable Tabi’i.


See Arabic texts below.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar


التخريج من المصادر العربية

زيادات نُعَيْمُ بْنُ حَمَّادٍ في  كِتَابِ الزُّهْدِ (٩٦): أنا الأوزاعي، عن حسان بن عطية قال: «إن الرجلين ليكونان في صلاة واحدة، وإن بينهما من الفضل لكما بين السماء والأرض» ثم فسر ذلك «أن أحدهما يكون مقبلا على الله بقلبه، والآخر ساه غافل».