Malik on Patience: A good deed accomplished brings relief and comfort

Rabah ibn ‘Amr reported: Malik ibn Dinar, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “There are nothing of righteous deeds but that before them is an obstacle. If one is patient, he will break through it to comfort, but if he is afraid of it, he will turn away from it.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 2/371

عن رَبَاحُ بْنُ عَمْرٍو قَالَ قَالَ مَالِك بْن دِينَارٍ رحمه الله مَا مِنْ أَعْمَالِ الْبِرِّ شَيْءٌ إِلَّا وَدُونَهُ عَقَبَةٌ فَإِنْ صَبَرَ صَاحِبُهَا أَفْضَتْ بِهِ إِلَى رَوْحٍ وَإِنْ جَزَعَ رَجَعَ

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