Thursday, December 21, 2006

Acting to be 'seen by men'

Abu Hurayrah records the Prophet as having exhorted his followers to seek refuge from the Pit of Grief. When asked what this Pit of Grief was, he said it was gorge in Hell from which Hell itself sought refuge four hundred times a day. The Prophet was then asked who would enter that Pit. "Those scholars who act to be seen by men", he replied.

(Al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not only scholars but this could even relate to individuals who volunteer and help out organizations or associations simply to be 'seen by men' too