Maymun ibn Mihran (rahimahullah) on how a person can attain taqwa


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Maymun ibn Mihran (rahimahullah) said: “A man will not attain true taqwa as long as he does not take reckoning of himself, and as long as he does not know the source of his food, drink and clothes.”



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah and Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahumallah) have recorded this statement of the reliable Tabi’i, Maymun ibn Mihran (rahimahullah) with a sound chain. The narration is suitable to quote as reported.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 36419 and Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 4 pg. 89. Also see: Musnadul Firdaws, Hadith: 8377)




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