What is the reference for this statement of Hasan Al Basri?
“Fulfilling one need of a Muslim is more desirable to me than offering one thousand rak’ahs of [optional] Salah”
Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah).
(Qada-ul Hawaij, Hadith: 37)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar
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