Whose Burden You Will Carry

Peace, one and all…

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‘A man said to al-Junayd: ‘Brothers are scarce in these times.  Where am I to find a brother in God?’  Al-Junayd made him repeat this thrice before saying: ‘If you want a brother to provide for you and to bear your burden, such – by my life – are few and far between.  But if you want a brother in God whose burden you will carry and whose pain you will bear, then I have a whole troop I can introduce you to’.  The man was silent’
(taken from Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din)

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