Imam ash-Shafi`i – إِنَّ للهِ … - | IslamicQuotesDB.com

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إِنَّ للهِ عِبَاداً فُطَناً
    
طَلَّقُوا الدُّنيَا وخَافُوا الفِتَنَا

Indeed Allah has intelligent servants Who have divorced the world & who fear temptations

نَظَرُوا فِيهَا فَلَمَّا عَلِمُوا
    
إِنَّها لَيسَتْ لَحِيٍّ وَطَنَا

They pondered in the world & when they knew That it is not a homeland for a living person

جَعَلُوها لُجَّةً واتَّخَذُوا
    
صَالِحَ الأَعمَالِ فِيهَا سُفُنَا

They took it as a deep sea & they made Good actions in the world their ships

– Imam Syafi'e