Fudayl on Tazkiyyah: Prophets and righteous have pure hearts

Abu Nu’aym reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It has been said that among the character of the prophets and chosen elect is the purity of their hearts. They are three characteristics: forbearance, penitence, and a portion of prayer in the night.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 11718

عن أبي نعيم قَالَ الْفُضَيْلُ رحمه الله كَانَ يُقَالُ مِنْ أَخْلاقِ الأَنْبِيَاءِ وَالأَصْفِيَاءِ الأَخْيَارِ الطَّاهَرَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ خَلائِقٌ ثَلاثَةٌ الْحِلْمُ وَالإِنَابةُ وَحَظٌّ مِنْ قِيَامِ اللَّيْلِ

11718 حلية الأولياء لأبي نعيم