The Pick of Four-Hundred Ahaadith

The Pick of Four-Hundred Ahaadith

It is narrated that Hazrat Shibli (Rahimahullahu) served four hundred Ustaads. He says:

“I learnt four hundred Ahaadith. Then I selected from the four hundred one Hadith and put it into practice, because I reflected over it and found my redemption and salvation in it. The knowledge of every person of the former and later times is embedded in it and hence I made do with it. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said to one of his companions: ‘In proportion to your period of stay here (on earth) tend to your worldly needs and in proportion to you remaining in the Aakhirat prepare for it. In proportion to your need for Allah practise for His sake, and in proportion to your fortitude over Hellfire commit those actions which will land you in it.”