Bishr the Barefoot

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Bishr the Barefoot, also known as Bishr al-Hafi, Bishr ibn Hareth (767– 28 December 841) was a Muslim saint. He was converted from a life of dissipation and then studied Muslim tradition under Al-Fozail ibn Iyaz. Bishr then devoted his life to God and became famous as one of the greatest saints in the area.

Quotes[edit]

The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam (2002)[edit]

Muhammad Riaz Qadiri: The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam, Gujranwala, Pakistan, 2004

  • God has not given to mankind more gracious gift than patience and gnosis (marifāh).
    • p. 36
  • Tree jobs are very difficult to perform: generosity in poverty; truthfulness in the state of fear; piety in solitude.
    • p. 36
  • Unless the servant erects an iron-wall around his baser self, he cannot taste relish of his worship.
    • p. 36
  • If speaking pleases you, be silent! If silence pleases you, Speak!
    • p. 37
  • Only the people of Divine realization are His chosen servants. These are the blest souls whom no body knows except God nor anyone respect them.
    • p. 37
  • I would never like to sit in the company of the world lings nor did they like to sit in my companionship.
    • p. 37
  • Renunciation is a king who does not dwell anywhere but in an emptied heart.
    • p. 37
  • Fear of God is king that dwells only in the heart of a pious one.
    • p. 37
  • Let one who desires a taste of freedom and deliverance from bondage purify the secret between himself and God Most High.
    • p. 37
  • Sorrow is a king who, when he dwells in a place, does not consent to have anyone dwelled there with him.
    • p. 37
  • The best station is that of firm belief in patience through poverty until the grave.
    • p. 37

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