The Intelligent Person


حدثنا منصور بن أحمد، حدثنا عثمان بن أحمد، حدثنا الحسن بن عمرو، قال: سمعت بشر بن الحارث يقول: قال سفيان بن عيينة: ليس العاقل الذي يعرف الخير والشر، إنما العاقل الذي إذا رأى الخير اتبعه، وإذا رأى الشر اجتنبه

Sufyan bin ‘Uyaynah said, “The intelligent person is not the one who recognises good and evil – the intelligent person is only the one who, when he sees good, he follows it; and when he sees evil, he abstains from it.”

(Hilyah al-Awliyah: Vol. 6, pg. 1516)

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2 Responses to The Intelligent Person

  1. Bint M says:

    I understood that in arabic with the exception of two words – Alhamdulillah! JazakAllah Khayr!

  2. the middle road says:


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