Salman on Holiness: Holy Land itself does not make anyone holy

Malik reported: Salman al-Farisi, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, land itself does not make anyone holy. Rather, a human being is only made holy by his righteous deeds.”

Source: al-Muwaṭṭaʼ 1500

عن مالك قال سلمان الفارسي رضي الله عنه إِنَّ الْأَرْضَ لَا تُقَدِّسُ أَحَدًا وَإِنَّمَا يُقَدِّسُ الْإِنْسَانَ عَمَلُهُ

1500 موطأ مالك كتاب الوصية باب جامع القضاء وكراهيته