How are you this morning?

Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 11, Page 177

al-Marwathee said, I said to Ahmad [ibn Hanbal]:

How are you this morning?

He replied:

How can one be in the morning when his Lord demands he fulfill [his] religious obligations, and his Prophet demands he uphold the Sunnah, and the two Angels [on each shoulder] demand he rectify his actions, and his soul demands he pursue his desires, and Iblees demands he pursue forbidden deeds, and his family demands he provide for them – [all while] the Angel of Death watches over, [waiting] to seize his soul,?!

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.