Ibn Mas’ud on Sins: Believers fears their sins, wicked do not

Al-Harith ibn Suwaid reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the believer views his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain, fearing it will fall upon him. The wicked views his sins as if they were a fly passing over his nose.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5949

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ عَنْ عَبْد اللَّهِ بْن مَسْعُودٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ إِنَّ الْمُؤْمِنَ يَرَى ذُنُوبَهُ كَأَنَّهُ قَاعِدٌ تَحْتَ جَبَلٍ يَخَافُ أَنْ يَقَعَ عَلَيْهِ وَإِنَّ الْفَاجِرَ يَرَى ذُنُوبَهُ كَذُبَابٍ مَرَّ عَلَى أَنْفِهِ

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