Fudayl on Sincerity: Righteous became so by generosity, purity, sincerity

Abu Nuaim reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Those who achieved did not do so, in our view, with an abundance of fasts, nor prayers. Indeed, they only achieved, in our view, with the spirit of generosity, purity of heart, and sincerity to the community.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 8/103

قَالَ الفضيل رحمه الله لَمْ يُدْرِكْ عِنْدَنَا مَنْ أَدْرَكَ بِكَثْرَةِ صِيَامٍ وَلَا صَلَاةٍ وَإِنَّمَا أُدْرِكَ عِنْدَنَا بِسَخَاءِ الْأَنْفُسِ وَسَلَامَةِ الصُّدُورِ وَالنُّصْحِ لِلْأُمَّةِ

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