Fearing the fearless!


It is reported that when Imam Hasan Basri (Allah have mercy on him) was informed of the death of Hajjaj bin Yousef he fell into prostration and said,

اللھم انی اخافك و اخاف من لا یخافك

‘O Allah! I fear You and the one who does not fear You!’

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From malfuzat of Shaykh Hameed-ud-din Nagori (Allah have mercy on him) as quoted in Tarikh Mashaikh e Chisht, volume 1, page 94