Could you mention the reference for this narration?

كفى بالمرء شرا أن لا يكون صالحا وهو يقع في الصالحين



Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of the famous Saint, Malik ibn Dinar (rahimahullah).

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 6358)



Malik ibn Dinar (rahimahullah) said: “It is sufficient to regard a person evil, that he attacks and defames the pious, whereas he himself is not pious.”


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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