The example of one who remembers Allah Ta’ala in the marketplace

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Could you provide a reference for this statement?

Humayd ibn Hilal Al ‘Adawi (rahimahullah) said: “The one who remembers Allah Ta’ala in the marketplace is like a green tree in the middle of several dead trees.”



Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Nu’aym ibn Hilal (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i.

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 2 pg. 252)


See here for a du’a to recite when in the marketplace.


And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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