A treasure seldom found

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

“Shaykh Muhammad al-Amin ash-Shinqiti (rahimahullah) took very little from this worldly life, and I used to see him and he could not differentiate between the values of different (notes within the same) currency, and he once said to me: “I came from my country (Shinqeet [Mauritania]) and with me is a treasure that is very seldom found in the possession of anyone, and it is contentment, and if I wanted high status, I would have known the way to achieve it, but I chose not to exchange this worldly life for the hereafter, and I do not give my knowledge to attain worldly desires.””

- Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd (rahimahullah)


6 thoughts on “A treasure seldom found

  1. Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Shaykh Muhammad al-Amin al-Shinqiti passed away in 1974 and Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd passed away recently in 2008, rahimahumullah.

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