A Conversation Between A Sheikh And His Student 🙂
a Sheikh asked one of his students: how are things going on with Allah?
the young man excitedly answered: good Alhamdulilah, i have it better than others do!
the Sheikh surprised asked him: others!! who…Abu Bakr and Umar?
the young man replied: of course not O’ Sheikh..
the Sheikh then said: ah..perhaps you meant ibn Abbas and Abdullah bin Masoud..
the young man said: of course not, not them either.. i didn’t mean anyone from the companions
the Sheikh replied: Now i get it… you meant Sa’eed bin Al Musayb and Sa’eed bin Al Jubair!
the young man lowered his head and said: O’ Sheikh may Allah have mercy on you i didn’t mean them..i am far from them
the Sheikh yelled at him: then who by, your Lord, did you mean??!!! celebrities..dancers..the hypocrites..the disobediente… the disbelievers and the polytheists???
My son, if you want to know how you’re doing, then your role models should be the companions and the Tabi’een.
Compare yourself to them, so that you work hard and come closer to Allah, never compare yourself to the heedless people of your time so that you might get full of yourself and increase the distance between yourself and and Allah..