Concern for even small deeds
“Concern for even small deeds:
Kahmas b. al-Hasan said to me: ”I committed a sin for which I have been crying in regret for forty years.” I asked: ‘What was it?’
He said: ‘A friend of mine visited me once so I bought for him a fish (to serve it to him).
After he ate I stood up and took a piece of mud from the wall of my neighbor so he could use to wash his hand.
This sin [taking the piece of mud without asking the permission of my neighbor] is what I have been crying about for forty years.”
Related by ‘Amaarah b. Zhaadhaan
Hilyah al-Awliya’ (6/211) (Read on pg 47, Ibn al-Jawzi, Disturber of the Hearts. Dar As-Sunnah Publishers. Birmingham:2012.)”