Ibn Abbas on Prayer: Modest prayers with mindfulness are better

Ibn al-Mubarak reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Two moderate cycles of prayer in contemplation are better than praying the whole night with a neglectful heart.”

Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 288

عن ابن مبارك عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ رَكْعَتَانِ مُقْتَصِدَتَانِ فِي تَفَكُّرٍ خَيْرٌ مِنْ قِيَامِ لَيْلَةٍ وَالْقَلْبُ سَاهٍ

288 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك باب الاعتبار والتفكر

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