Abu ‘Awn on Salaf: Three statements of the righteous predecessors

Abu ‘Awn reported: Whenever the people of virtue would meet, they would enjoin each other with three sayings, and if they departed one another, they would write to each other with three sayings, “Whoever works for his Hereafter, Allah will suffice him in his worldly life. Whoever sets right what is between Allah and himself, Allah will suffice him among the people. Whoever sets right his inner-self, Allah will set right his outer-self.”

Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 34988

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Suyuti

عَنْ أَبِي عَوْنٍ قَالَ كَانَ أَهْلُ الْخَيْرِ إذَا الْتَقَوْا يُوصِي بَعْضُهُمْ بَعْضًا بِثَلَاثٍ وَإِذَا غَابُوا كَتَبَ بَعْضُهُمْ إلَى بَعْضٍ مَنْ عَمِلَ لِآخِرَتِهِ كَفَاهُ اللَّهُ دُنْيَاهُ وَمَنْ أَصْلَحَ فِيمَا بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ اللَّهِ كَفَاهُ اللَّهُ النَّاسَ وَمَنْ أَصْلَحَ سَرِيرَتَهُ أَصْلَحَ اللَّهُ عَلَانِيَتَهُ

34988 مصنف ابن أبي شيبة كتاب الزهد يحيى بن جعدة

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