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Saddiqua Muhammad Black bint Elijah
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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

In this world man is ever so prone to forgetfulness and heedlessness. Everything around him reminds hom of material gain and worldly pleasures, and very few things he sees in life remind him of the hereafter. Therefore one of the greatest blessings that one could hope for in this life is having a sincere Muslim brother who invites one to do good, forbids one from doing evil, and reminds one of the Hereafter and not of this world.

Imam Sufyan (rahimahullah) was just  that kind of Muslim brother to all of the people that came into contact with him. Just looking at him, one was reminded of the hereafter and of one's duties towards Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala. And by hearing his words, one completely forgot about this transient life and entered instead into the world of the hereafter. Sufyan's brother Mubaarak ibn Sa`eed once wrote to Sufyaan, complaining about the loss of his eyesight. Sufyaan wrote back to him, saying, "I have received your letter. You are indeed complaining a great deal to your Lord. Remember death, and the fact that you lost your sight will become easier for you to bear."

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