Dirty Robe

Imam ibn al-Jawzi رحمه الله was once asked:

"Is it better for me to make Tasbeeh (praise Allah) or to make Istighfaar (seek forgiveness)?"

He replied:

"The dirty robe is more in need of soap than perfume"

source:Purifying the Heart

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5 Responses

  1. true, it is narated in a hadith something to this effect that glad tidings on d day of qayamat who has many astagfaars in his book of deeds..

  2. Nicely put by the great Ibn Jawzi.

    Great site you guys. Ma’salaam.

  3. As-salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu,

    Masha’Allah.. what an excellent answer.
    Jazak’Allah for sharing 🙂

    Wa’alaykum as-salaam
    Farhana

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