Reminder to self.
My close friend (peace be upon him) ordered me with seven things: to love the poor and to be close to them; to look to those who are less than me and not to those who are above me; to maintain the ties of kinship even if they break them off; to not ask anyone for anything; to say the truth even if it is unpleasant; to not fear the blame of the blamers instead of Allāh; and to increase in saying ‘there is no might nor power except with Allāh,’ as it is from the treasures that are underneath the Throne.
—Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī
was declared sahīh by Ahmad Shākir in ‘’Umdat at-Tafsīr’ (1/700), al-Albānī in ‘Sahīh at-Targhīb wat-Tarhīb’ (2233, 2320, 2525, and 2868) and ‘Mishkāt al-Masābīh’ (5187), and Muqbil al-Wādi’ī in ‘as-Sahīh al-Musnad’ (277). (via alfirdaws)