Imam al-Qushayri (r.a.): The Real Intention of Seclusion

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam al-Qushayri (r.a.) wrote, in ar-Risalah, “The way of the man who chooses seclusion is that he should view the people as being thereby secured from his own evil, not the other way around.  For the former attitude leads to a belittling of one’s nafs, which is a trait of the humble, while the latter impels one to view oneself as superior, and hence breeds arrogance.”


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