Who does everything he says?

Hassan Basree once said to Matrif bin Abdullaah bin as-Shikheer

“O Matrif! Preach to your companions.”

Whereupon Matrif replied

“Verily I am afraid to say that which I do not do myself”

Hassan Basree said to him “May Allah have mercy on you! And who from amongst us does everything they say?

Shaytaan wishes to get the upper hand on you through this. And if this was the case no one would ever enjoin good or forbid evil”

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