Wahb on Time: Four moments of the day to not neglect

Sufyan reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, in the wisdom of the household of David it is written that it is a duty upon a wise person to not neglect four moments: a time in which to privately converse with one’s Lord Almighty, a time to hold oneself accountable, a time to come to his brothers who tell him about his faults and tell him the truth about himself, and a time for himself to spend in recreation, lawfully and appropriately.”

Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 313

عَنْ سُفْيَان عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ مُنَبِّهٍ قَالَ رحمه الله إِنَّ فِي حِكْمَةِ آلِ دَاوُدَ حَقٌّ عَلَى الْعَاقِلِ أَنْ لَا يَغْفَلَ عَنْ أَرْبَعِ سَاعَاتٍ سَاعَةٍ يُنَاجِي فِيهَا رَبَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَسَاعَةٍ يُحَاسِبُ فِيهَا نَفْسَهُ وَسَاعَةٍ يُفْضِي فِيهَا إِلَى إِخْوَانِهِ الَّذِينَ يُخْبِرُونَهُ بِعُيُوبِهِ وَيَصْدُقُونَهُ عَنْ نَفْسِهِ وَسَاعَةٍ يُخَلِّي بَيْنَ نَفْسِهِ وَبَيْنَ لَذَّاتِهَا فِيمَا يَحِلُّ وَيَجْمُلُ

313 كتاب الزهد والرقائق باب الهرب من الخطايا والذنوب

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