Pleasing Allah

Al Hasan al Basri رحمه الله was asked:“Which would you choose first: to pray two raka’at? Or to enter Paradise?”

He answered “I would pray two raka’at first.”

When asked “why?”, he replied:

“Because praying two raka’at pleases Allah, whereas entering Paradise pleases me. And a polite slave will choose what pleases Allah over what pleases himself.”

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